AA Cargo introduces seasonal capacity on new German connections

American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) is now offering freight capacity on seasonal links to Munich and Berlin being launched this week by AA.

AA inaugurates a new Boeing 787-800 ‘Dreamliner’ service to Munich from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) today (June 6).

This seasonal route represents a second AA widebody connection to Munich, complementing a year-round Airbus A330-200 service to Munich operated from Charlotte, North Carolina, that launched in March.

According to AA Cargo: “The Munich area is home to leading German automotive manufacturers and their suppliers and it also has a widespread IT equipment production industry where customers have already expressed considerable interest in the new widebody service.”

The second new route from the US to Germany to be operated by AA launches tomorrow (June 7). The service will operate from Philadelphia to Berlin and the route will be flown by B767-300 aircraft.

Berlin is – the freight carrier notes – a hub for machinery, pharmaceuticals, electronics and fruit logistics.

Tim Isik, American’s director, cargo sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa, noted: “American Airlines has the largest network in the world, but we’re continuing to expand into new cities.

“These new routes further grow our presence in Europe and most importantly, give our customers more opportunities to connect their goods around the world.”

In addition to these two new routes to Germany, AA is also to introduce new services from Philadelphia to Bologna in Italy and from Miami to Cordoba in Argentina.

American Airlines Cargo appointed Tim Isik to his role of director, cargo sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa in March.

Isik came to cargo from the American Airlines passenger team, where he led its leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

In other news from AA Cargo, in March it confirmed that it had signed up with Jettainer’s Cool Management service to run its entire fleet of reefer containers.

The airline thus gained access to Jettainer’s own Cool Center of Excellence in Abu Dhabi, which is specifically responsible for managing temperature-controlled ULDs. The Cool Management service encompasses the leasing, managing, positioning and process-related monitoring of reefers.

American currently offers more than 430 weekly widebody offerings to Europe and 120 weekly widebody services to Latin America.

Every day, AA Cargo flies freight between major cities in the US, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.

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