10/10: A look back at
the best of the decade

December 23, 2019

As we close out 2019 and prepare for a new year, we've reflected upon some memorable milestones, shipments, achievements and celebrations over the last decade. Below are some of our favorites we invited you to remember with us.


2013: The new American Airlines
We made the historic announcement to merge with US Airways, resulting in the new American Airlines Cargo.


2014: American Airlines Cargo ships race cars from London for Rally Argentina
We transported nine World Rally Cars and race equipment from London to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Rally Argentina event.


2015: American introduces new dedicated pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia
We expanded our ExpediteTC services with the development of a 25,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility to allow for safe and reliable transfer of highly valuable medical and life science products.


2015: American first US-passenger carrier to ship new e2 unit
We became the first US-based passenger carrier to officially transport an Envirotainer e2 unit, further enhancing our TC product and capabilities.


2016: American Airlines Cargo transports 10,000 flags for Memorial Day event
We respectfully volunteered our services to transport 10,000 American flags (2,312 lbs) for a Memorial Day event in Washington D.C. Each flag represented every 120 service members who lost their lives in the line of duty.


2016: American transports rescue dogs to new homes for the holidays
We shipped 61 rescue dogs over a two-day period to ensure their arrival to their home in time for the holidays.


2017: American Airlines Cargo helps sharks reach their new home in Brazil
We moved two living tiger sharks and three bonnethead sharks for transport from the U.S. to South America in carefully sealed and oxygenated tanks.


2018: Lessons learned from a devastating hurricane season
We teamed with disaster relief organizations to bring supplies to affected areas such as Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean and developed an internal program called "Operation Puerto Rico Strong."


2019: American Airlines Cargo announces record-breaking year
We earned over a $1 billion in revenue and moved 2 billion pounds of cargo in 2018, setting a record for both accomplishments.


2019: American Airlines Cargo turns 75
We celebrated our 75th birthday on October 15, the same month we officially launched an end-to-end modernization effort that represents our single largest investment to-date.

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life's journey, American's 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company's stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what's happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.