American Airlines adds cargo-only flights

Thanks to the economic conditions brought about by the pandemic, American Airlines is adding air cargo flights between the US and Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.

The airline is increasing the number of cargo-only flights between the US and Europe including more services between Chicago O’Hare and Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

There will also be flights between Philadelphia, Zurich and Rome. The Philadelphia hub has a leading temperature controlled facility for things like medicines. In addition the carrier is adding a cargo flight between JFK airport in New York and Heathrow.

“At the end of March, we introduced two cargo-only flights from Frankfurt (FRA), the first cargo-only flight for American since 1984. With the support of our tremendous team, we now offer cargo capacity on 126 international flights per week,” said Tim Isik, Director Cargo Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This expansion reinforces our ability to adapt, and we are proud to play our part in the global relief efforts and to care for people on life’s journey.”

One of the core cargos being flown across the US and world by American Airlines is pharmaceutical supplies and PPE equipment needed by health services for the pandemic. The carrier is continuing many of its long haul flights where cargo is also carried in the holds of its wide body jets.