American Airlines Cargo looks ahead to expanded widebody capacity

Roger Samways, American Airlines. Source: American Airlines

American Airlines Cargo will benefit from expanded capacity this summer following American Airlines’ plans to boost monthly widebody flights by more than 400, compared to summer 2022.

As the carrier prepares for the peak season, new routes and frequencies starting as early as this spring will service routes between the US and Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

At the height of the summer peak, the airline will operate more than 160 international widebody flights per day.

Out of Europe, American will offer a new service from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and a returning service from Frankfurt Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, as well as from London Heathrow Airport to Seattle Tacoma International Airport – all on Boeing B777-200 widebody aircraft.

The carrier will also have increased frequencies for its existing operations out of Rome-Fiumicino International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, and out of Heathrow to Charlotte Douglas International and Los Angeles International.

In the month of July alone, American will operate more than 4,100 widebody flights between the US and Europe.

Heathrow Airport will experience the most service increases, with daily flights increasing to 26 per day with direct connections to major US cities.

“We’re delighted to offer significantly more capacity this summer with increased service on key routes. This not only allows us to say ‘yes’ more frequently to our customers, but also enables us to provide increased connection opportunities to flow freight across our global network,” said Roger Samways, vice president commercial for American Airlines Cargo.

“From both a passenger and cargo perspective, this expansive schedule will help us serve our customers even more effectively this summer.”

American is also expanding service in the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions, with new service to Santiago International Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport from Dallas Fort Worth, and to Haneda and Sydney Airport from Los Angeles.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]