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American Airlines Cargo Introduces Use of New B787-800 for Select International Routes

June 4, 2015

The Boeing 787-800 launched this month, showcasing a multitude of benefits for customers, including 28 positions for cargo, improved aerodynamics, advanced engine technology and better fuel efficiency.  The 787 will replace most of the 767 aircraft currently operating in the fleet offering significantly more cargo space in those markets.

Photo of Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner.
The Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner will initially service international routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Narita, and Buenos Aires

The aircraft, a unique widebody with the potential of opening up new markets across the globe, will initially operate in routes between:

▪ DFW and Beijing (PEK) – June 2, 2015
▪ DFW and Buenos Aires (EZE) – June 4, 2015
▪ DFW and Shanghai (PVG) – June 26, 2015
▪ ORD and Narita (NRT) – August 18, 2015

“With the addition of the 787, we are able to more effectively utilize our growing network and continue in our efforts to expand our reach,” said Jim Butler, President of American Airlines Cargo. “The efficiency of the aircraft allows us to offer more air cargo opportunities, while simultaneously reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing the customer experience.”

The modern aircraft contains loftier aft and bulk doors for loading larger shipments. With only one-third of the maintenance requirements of other aircraft and increases in fuel mileage, the 787 will offer faster, more efficient options and products to customers across the world.


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


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