FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) has been named the 2012 International Airline of the Year by the Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA), a trade association for companies engaged in providing and procuring services within the global air express mail and logistics industry. The Airline Excellence Award was recently presented to the company at the AirCargo 2013 XLA conference in Las Vegas and is based on survey results from member express companies, which American Airlines Cargo and other carriers serve.
"We are honored to receive this award," said American Airlines Cargo President Kenji Hashimoto. "The award is especially meaningful because it is voted on by our customers, who are at the center of everything we do."
"The members of the XLA provided survey results that clearly showed they valued the performance, reliability and service of American Airlines for their international cargo needs," said Jim Conway, executive director of the Express Delivery and Logistics Association. "The company's excellent performance provided value not only to the XLA members, but the customers they represent - particularly in the life science and critical shipment area."
A record number of survey respondents voted this year.
This is the third year American Airlines Cargo has won in the international airline category.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo, a division of American Airlines, Inc., provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Each week, American provides more than 100 million pounds of cargo capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American offers more than 3,500 daily flights worldwide to and from its hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations, including important markets such as London, Madrid Sao Paulo and Tokyo.
About The Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA)
XLA is the premier forum for companies engaged in providing and procuring services within the global air express transportation, postal and logistics industry. XLA works diligently to advance the business, regulatory and educational interests of our members and the industry as a whole. XLA promotes, informs, educates and serves as a forum for discussion on the legislative, legal, regulatory, business, educational and political interests of the industry with respect to issues that affect shipments requiring expedited, time definite, door-to-door transportation and/or re-mail products, into and out of the United States.