American Airlines Cargo safely delivered more than 3,000 pounds of priceless artifacts belonging to the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection from Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG). The precious cargo will be displayed at The University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery until February 26, 2016, in the exhibition Rising Above, which tells the story of African American contributions to history. American Airlines is the official airline sponsor of the exhibition.
"My family and I have been loyal customers of American Airlines for nearly 40 years, beginning with my parents who have visited 100 countries and flown millions of miles,” said Khalil Kinsey, general manager and chief curator – The Kinsey Collection. “American has played an integral role in our business from a travel perspective, and we are excited to expand our relationship to the cargo and logistics aspect. The Cargo division provided a smooth and efficient experience that gave us great comfort and confidence that our crates full of priceless contents would be handled with the utmost care, as well as arrive safely and on time."
Working with Cooke’s Crating, one of America's oldest and most respected fine art shippers, more than 100 artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, rare first editions, manuscripts and official records, were transported.
"With priceless artifacts like those in this collection, we offer customers peace of mind with our High Value service, which includes enhanced safety and security measures, such as special handling and surveillance at every touch point," said Joe Goode, managing director, American Airlines Cargo Sales – Western Division. “Plus, with our direct flight from LAX to HKG, we were able to quickly and successfully deliver the shipment in prime condition before the exhibition’s debut in Hong Kong.”
American Airlines flies daily to Hong Kong International Airport from its hubs in Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The aircraft has 298 seats—including eight in First Class and 52 in Business Class—and can hold up to 44 cargo containers.
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