Surprising cargo
under your feet in 2018

December 2018

Chestnuts, holiday lamb and beer are a few of the most interesting things the American Airlines Cargo team transported in 2018. We stuffed our planes’ bellies full with 1.82 billion pounds of cargo from all over the world. Here are a few of notables:

Where's the beef?

We keep moving an increasingly wide range of seasonal foods by air for worldwide Christmas and New Year celebrations. We carried nearly 14,000 pounds of one of the most sought-after entrees, Argentinean beef, from Argentina to Miami.

Food on the lam

Where’s the lamb? More than 235,000 pounds of holiday lamb were shipped and packed from Auckland to London to be the centerpiece of dinner tables.

The good kind of open fire

We shipped chestnuts from Rome to New York for far more than roasting over an open fire. We brought more than 22,000 pounds of sweet chestnuts per day over a six-week period between Rome's Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and New York (JFK) to ensure customers in the U.S. can enjoy the traditional treats during the festive season.

An American beer in Paris

We shipped more than 75,000 pounds of limited edition Brooklyn beer from New York and Philadelphia to Paris.

Eat your veggies

We also moved asparagus from Los Angles to Tokyo and beyond. In fact, we carried 12 million pounds of fresh asparagus around the world in the first six months of 2018, which means it’s safe to say that we are doing our part to help parents make their kids eat their vegetables.