AA Cargo expands winter schdule

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

American Airlines Cargo has expanded its winter schedule of more than 12,500 roundtrip widebody flights between November 2023 and March 2024.

The carrier is operating increased frequencies across all its major international markets, with more than 6,900 of those widebody flights dedicated to trans-Atlantic routes — 1,100 more than the same season last year.

Flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and key U.S. destinations account for nearly half of the trans-Atlantic increase at 490 more flights compared to last winter season, with Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) seeing the highest year-over-year increase.

Other notable routes between Europe and the U.S. include Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Dublin Airport (DUB) to DFW, Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to DFW, Lisbon Airport (LIS) to PHL, and Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) to CLT — all of which were previously summer seasonal routes and are now year-round. 

Europe is not the only market where American is increasing widebody frequency. Out of Latin America, Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (EZE) is seeing the largest increase with added service to DFW, Miami International Airport (MIA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Widebody flights between EZE and MIA alone are increased by 100 compared to the previous winter.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the carrier is introducing a new winter route with LAX to Auckland Airport (AKL), whilst DFW to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) becomes a year-round service and LAX to HND will increase to two flights per day. Overall, Asia-Pacific flights are up more than 370 from last year.

“We are thrilled to increase widebody service on important cargo lanes this winter,” says Roger Samways, vice-president, commercial, for American Airlines Cargo. “These new frequencies allow us to offer our customers more space on important routes and, supplemented by our U.S. domestic network and trucking schedule, more solutions for connecting freight across the globe.”

American Airlines Cargo offers temperature-controlled capabilities available in more than 180 markets. In addition, the carrier offers a trucking network that provides more routes and connection opportunities for freight.