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AACargo Has Record Freight Day from LHR

[ August 19, 2016   //   ]

August 15 marked a key day for American Airlines Cargo (AACargo). That day the carrier shipped more than 575,000 pounds of freight and mail from London Heathrow (LHR) – the most it has ever handled from that station in a single day. The previous busiest day for the London Cargo team was in October 2015 when they shipped 565,857 pounds from the facility.
This was an extraordinary feat, since American also achieved a 99% passenger load factor on the same day, and all departments exhibited a great level of coordination needed to maximize lift.
Key destinations from LHR include Chicago O’Hare (ORD), New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles (LAX)—all major transit hubs that support traffic into the US and through to other parts of American’s global network. An impressive 88.2% of all available cargo positions were also loaded.

“There was high demand for space from all the origins which support our LHR flights, as well as general cargo from across the U.K.,” said American’s managing director of Cargo Sales – Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Tristan Koch. “Our Operations teams did an exemplary job in rising to the challenge, highlighting the great collaboration between the ramp and Cargo departments.”
All shipments were moved successfully from LHR and the team continues to support the high demand and provide the highest quality customer experience possible.