American Airlines Cargo expands European trucking services
The trucking services operate using flight numbers, connecting offline cities and online points with the rest of the airline’s global network, via the 450-plus flights that depart from Europe every week.
With multiple truck options per night, American can link together key European cities, which helps maintain high load factors, and increases capacity and routing options for customers.
The Netherlands, Germany and France all feed nightly freight into the airline’s London Heathrow (LHR) operation, which operates 20 flights per day direct to the United States.
Almost 4.5 million pounds (2 million kilos) per month is now fed into the online destinations for carriage on the company’s aircraft. ■