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  December 20th, 2016 | Written by

American Airlines to Increase Cargo Capacity with Boeing 787-9

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  • American is operating the 787-9 from DFW to Sao Paulo.
  • In January, American will add Boeing 787-9 to DFW-Paris route.
  • AA cargo customers will also benefit from 787-9 between DFW and Incheon in February.

American Airlines launched its international Boeing 787-9 service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Madrid Barajas (MAD) in Spain, offering cargo customers up to 36 LD3 positions, or 12 pallets, depending on the market.

The 787-9 is also currently operating from DFW to Sao Paulo (GRU) and, in January, will be added to the DFW-Paris (CDG) route. Similarly, in February of 2017, cargo customers will also benefit from the use of the new 787-9 between DFW and Incheon (ICN).

“The introduction of the 787-9 brings another more fuel efficient aircraft type with even greater cargo capacity into the American Airlines fleet,” said David Vance, American’s vice president of cargo operations. “On routes where we operate the aircraft, our cargo customers will see notable capacity improvements. We are especially pleased that DFW to MAD is one of the first routes to benefit from the use of this aircraft, as there has been long-term demand for increased space.”

Although the exact aircraft equipment for each route is subject to change, American plans to have four of the new 787-9s flying within its network by the end of 2017.

American Airlines provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.