US carrier American Airlines is increasing its cargo-only service from the US to Europe, as part of the expansion of its cargo-only operations this month to provide 126 weekly flights to 15 cities in the US and Europe, in addition to Asia and the Caribbean.
New flights beginning May include cargo-only service from American’s largest hub in the Midwest, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG).
From Philadelphia (PHL), American will begin cargo-only service to Zurich (ZRH) and Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO).
American’s Philadelphia hub is known for its leading temperature-control facility equipped to safely move temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals including vital medicines. From ZRH to PHL, American will be transporting essential pharmaceutical chemicals, trucked from Germany, destined for Puerto Rico’s San Juan Airport (SJU).
From John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) that serve the city of New York and New Jersey, American will commence cargo-only service to LHR.
“This expansion reinforces our ability to adapt, and we are proud to play our part in the global relief efforts and to care for people on life’s journey,” said Tim Isik, Director Cargo Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“At the end of March, we introduced two cargo-only flights from Frankfurt (FRA), the first cargo-only flight for American since 1984. With the support of our tremendous team, we now offer cargo capacity on 126 international flights per week,” added Isik.
Across the carrier’s cargo network, life-saving medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as essential goods including manufacturing and automotive equipment, mail, fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, and healthcare products and are being transported.
With above, American continues to carry cargo on all its passenger flights.