American Airlines Cargo customers from across Italy came to visit the airline's new operational facility at Milan's Malpensa Airport (MXP) last week. The new 53,000-plus square-foot (5,000 square meters) building handles the airline's daily flights to its New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA) hubs.
Growing cargo volumes from the northern Italian city have increased customer demand for direct services out of Italy to the United States. Some of the most frequently shipped goods from Milan include automotive parts, fashion and pharmaceuticals. On its opening day, customers—including representatives from major global companies—joined American’s Regional Cargo Sales Manager, Richard Hartmann, and his team for a tour of the new building, located just steps from the old location on airport property.
"It's a real testament to the strength of our brand in Italy that customers from as far away as Venice, Rome and Florence took time out of their busy schedules to come and see what additional space and opportunities the new warehouse can offer them," said Hartmann.
Customers were given a complete tour of the facility, operated by WFS, to showcase new ground support equipment, a full range of temperature-control spaces, and racking to store pallets and containers.