AA and US Airways become single cargo unit from October 20
27 / 02 / 2015
American Airlines and US Airways have completed their merger and will become one air freight organisation from October 20.
The two US carriers, who have been integrating shared cargo locations for the past nine months, will transition to a single air waybill using the American Airlines prefix 001.
In a letter to customers, Jim Butler – president of American Airlines Cargo – says: “The cargo team has been working hard to plan for a seamless transition and I thank you for your patience and loyalty during this time.
“The objective of our integration has been to bring together the expertise, solutions, and teams you’ve relied on from both cargo organisations into the industry’s most customer-focused airfreight partner."
All American Airlines and US Airways booking channels will still be available adds Butler, including customer contact centres and the aacargo.com website, allowing customers to book 001 air waybills across both networks for flights on October 20 “and beyond”.
For shipments originating between now and October 19, cargo customers are asked to continue using US Airways (037) and American Airlines (001) air waybills when “booking, tendering, and recovering shipments with each respective airline”.
Butler adds: “The combination of our networks is only the beginning of many exciting changes built around your needs. With initiatives like e-freight, a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, and 70 new wide body and hundreds of narrow body aircraft on the way, we are modernising the cargo business with you in mind.
“Our most important goal is to ensure a smooth experience for you and your extended team. In the coming weeks, you will receive more details about what this transition means and how you can best take advantage of the benefits.”
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