American Airlines Cargo grows Middle East presence with HAE
HAE replaces long-standing GSA, Airline Cargo Resources (ACR) which has recently chosen to downsize its commitments in the region.
This is the second area of the world in which HAE was chosen as American’s GSA following its appointment to cover sales across a number of countries in central, east and north Africa, as well as South Africa in mid-2016.
As with other local markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa where American operates offline, the majority of traffic will initially route over London Heathrow (LHR), where the strength of the airline’s international network means that it can look to creatively access both its U.S. operation and onward destinations such as Central and South America on its widebody aircraft.
American’s established customer base in the Middle East already handles a variety of cargo traffic such as electronics and e-commerce goods out of the region. ■