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AA Cargo Confirmed as Jettainer Customer

AA Cargo Confirmed as Jettainer Customer

American Airlines is the latest customer to trust in the expertise of Jettainer’s “Cool Management” service following a successful test run, according to an announcement from the company this week. Jettainer will continue running all of the reefer containers for the airline at the Cool Center of Excellence in Abu Dhabi.

“The management of reefer containers is a very complex part of ULD management. With our expertise in global ULD management, we can help increase efficiency between all supply chain participants in this process as well. We are optimistic that we will be able to further expand this service,” says Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer GmbH.

Through Jettainer’s expert management strategies, additional risks, such as overcapacity and increased costs are ultimately minimized.

“Cool Management is the newest of our services and complements our product range by an attractive field which is increasingly demanded within the market. With our flexibly combinable product modules, we also meet the demands of many customers for individual solutions,” said Martin Kraemer, Head of Marketing & PR at Jettainer.

“For many years, Jettainer has been a valuable partner in the management of our regular ULDs. Now, with the addition of Active temperature-controlled containers, we have comprehensive, end-to-end tracking and management of all ULD types used for our customers’ valuable cargo,” concludes Tom Grubb, Global Head of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare.

Source: Jettainer

American Airlines Cargo to Utilize New Service Between DFW and Dublin

Starting this summer, American Airlines will offer a new nonstop flight from Dublin to Dallas Fort Worth, directly connecting the two for the first time in the history of the world’s largest carrier.
The seasonal flight, which will operate from June 7 through Sept. 28 of this year, will be flown on cargo-friendly, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 aircraft. That should make it a welcome addition for the cargo community wishing to serve Texas, the second largest importing state in America, where the manufacturing sector is projected to continue growing in the coming years.
Customers with a diverse range of commodities are already expressing interest in the flight, according to American Airlines, which adds potential commodities including computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals.
 “This first, direct, scheduled service from Ireland to Texas will open up a number of new markets for both Irish and multinational exporters with freight destined for Dallas and beyond,” says Andy Cornwell, regional manager of AA Cargo-Northern Europe.
American also offers flights from Dublin to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia, as well as seasonal service from Shannon to Philly.

American Airlines Cargo Celebrates Record Volume and Revenue

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

Making Spirits Bright

Beginning in early October, American Airlines has been diligently transporting over 10 tonnes of sweet chestnuts from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to JFK each day to prepare Americans for the quickly approaching holidays.

The sweet chestnuts originate from mountain harvesting in the Naples, Italy region and have a high American demand right now due to limited localized production options, according to a release this week from the company. Due to this increase in demand, efforts to transport the holiday classic kicked off earlier in the month of October and continues on strong, going on six weeks.  During a normal season, it usually lasts for only a couple of weeks.

“Whether its chestnuts roasting on the streets of New York or families preparing a traditional stuffing to accompany their Turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas, our team in Italy has worked hard with our shipper and forwarder partners to deliver record tonnages of chestnuts this year,” says Richard Hartmann, American’s Regional Cargo Sales Manager.

As the season of giving continues, American everywhere can be thankful for the hard working efforts of the American Airlines cargo team for supplying one of the most classical items enjoyed during this time of the year.

 

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, 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. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.