American Airlines Cargo Celebrates Record Volume and Revenue - Global Trade Magazine
  January 25th, 2019 | Written by

American Airlines Cargo Celebrates Record Volume and Revenue

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  • "We set out to break records and did just that."
  • "Our teams handled record volume and still delivered the best operational performance in the history of our company."

American Airlines Cargo released an announcement confirming record-breaking numbers for 2018 across multiple initiatives including performance, revenue, and Flown As Booked (FAB) numbers. Records were made for six out of the last seven months in 2018.

The airline attributes the more than $1 billion in revenue to successfully implemented routes and strategic capacity planning. Additionally, the airline confirmed volumes for freight and mail were at record levels for 2018, with an impressive 2 billion pounds.

“Our Operations team set all-time performance records, while moving record volumes of freight and mail across our system this year, reaching our typical peak fall volumes month after month,” said David Vance, VP, Operations, American Airlines Cargo. “It’s impressive to say the least and makes me very proud to lead Cargo Operations.”

“We’ve had an incredible year,” said Rick Elieson, President, American Airlines Cargo. “We set out to break records and did just that. We achieved a major revenue milestone, but more importantly, our teams handled record volume and still delivered the best operational performance in the history of our company. Thanks to the daily effort of every single team member in this organization, 2018 was definitely a historic year.”

Source: AA Cargo