American Airlines Cargo announced today it has increased the maximum piece weight for bulk-loaded shipments on its narrowbody aircraft to 350 pounds (158 kgs). Previously, American's maximum bulk piece weight was 300 pounds (136 kgs).
The piece weight increase provides American's customers with more shipping options and aligns the carrier with US Airways' policy.
There will be no change to existing exceptions for human remains and AOG shipments. The increase will not impact regional carrier piece weight maximums.
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. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington DC.
This year, American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.