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American Airlines voted Cargo Airline of the Year by Air Cargo News readers for the third year in a row

May 4, 2017

American also named Best Cargo Airline of the Americas for the
10th consecutive year

American Airlines was named Cargo Airline of the Year for the third consecutive year by readers of leading industry publication Air Cargo News at a gala event in London on April 22. American is the only U.S.-based carrier to have been recognized with the honor in the awards’ 34-year history. American was also named the Best Cargo Airline of the Americas for the tenth consecutive year at the ceremony.

The Cargo Airline of the Year awards, which are recognized as one of the most prestigious honors in the air cargo sector, recognize carriers that have provided an outstanding customer experience based on the voting results of more than 20,000 supply chain professionals. Over a two-month period, freight forwarders and service partners are asked to vote on the publication’s website for the airline that provided the best overall customer experience and for the best service provider in each region.

“American is honored to be recognized by air cargo experts for continuing to deliver the highest level of customer service and care. We are grateful for our customers’ business and for voting us Cargo Airline of the Year three years in a row and Best Cargo Airline of the Americas for the tenth consecutive year,” said Rick Elieson, president – American Airlines Cargo. “The awards are a testament to the solid, trusting relationships our global Cargo team has built with our customers across our extensive network and the care that they provide in handling more than one billion pounds of freight and mail each year.”

More information about products, facilities and American’s cargo network can be found at or 1-800-227-4622.

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at


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