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American's cargo volume up nearly 19 percent in October

November 8, 2013

AMR Corporation today reported October 2013 cargo volumes for its principal subsidiary, American Airlines, Inc., were up nearly 19 percent versus October 2012.

"The past few months have been very gratifying for us with continued network growth, enhancements to our customer experience, and now, six consecutive months of year-over-year traffic growth—this month in the double digits," said Kenji Hashimoto, president of American Airlines Cargo. "Add to all of that, during our busiest October in recent years, American set records for its operational performance. We are very pleased with these strong results."

American continues to outperform major U.S. competitors in monthly and year-to-date cargo traffic.

Network Growth

  • Started new service this year between ORD-DUS and DFW-ICN
  • Expanded cargo service in SAN, ATL, LIR, LGA, IND, MCO, BDL
  • Adding new service between:
    • Nov. 21 – MIA-MXP, MIA-CWB-POA, DFW-BOG
    • Dec. 16 – LAX-GRU
    • June 2014 – DFW-HKG, DFW-PVG

Customer Experience Enhancements

  • Signed the IATA Multilateral e-AWB Agreement in September 2013
  • Launched the new earlier this year
  • Invested in infrastructure additions, including new controlled room temperature (CRT) facilities in New York-JFK and London Heathrow


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.

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