Airline chooses market specialists
American Airlines Cargo has further expanded its international reach with the appointment of General Sales Agents (GSAs) in three additional destinations outside of its network – Croatia, Slovenia and Kuwait. This brings American’s European network to 18 cities in 12 countries.
In Croatia and Slovenia R-BAG the Central Eastern Europe and Balkans specialist company has been chosen to represent American from Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia and at Zagreb International (ZAG) in Croatia.
Meanwhile in Kuwait, Al Rashed International Group is now the GSA, operating from its base in Kuwait City.
From Croatia and Slovenia, cargo will be trucked from both countries to European destinations already offering direct service into the American Airlines global network and interline solutions will be added for customers looking for express products. Out of Kuwait, widebody interline agreements into Europe to London Heathrow (LHR), Paris (CDG), Madrid (MAD) and Rome (FCO) will connect seamlessly with American's own services to the U.S. and beyond.
Commodities outbound from Kuwait are expected to mainly comprise of general cargo, while out of Croatia and Slovenia there will be a more diversified range of goods including specialist pharmaceutical shipments and spare parts.
"These are two great new additions to our international GSA network.” said Richard Hartmann, regional sales manager, American Airlines Cargo. “Both are highly experienced companies with a proven track record in working with exports to the USA. Not only are they looking to send cargo to the U.S., but they believe there is considerable demand for service to onward destinations across our network in Latin America."
American offers 455 weekly flights from Europe to the U.S.