American Airlines Cargo posts record-breaking year in 2018

posted on 24th January 2019 by Justin Burns

American Airlines Cargo had a record-breaking year in 2018 as the division exceeded all-time records in performance, volume and revenue – finishing the year with more than $1 billion in revenue.

The airline moved record volumes of freight and mail across its system in 2018, and it said volume for the year ended at a historic two billion pounds.

With volume at an all-time high, the airline also achieved history-breaking Flown As Booked (FAB) numbers. It said the trend continued through the end of the year, setting all-time FAB records in six out of the last seven months.

The airline said new routes, strategic capacity planning and exceptional team work from across the organization led to the best annual performance numbers ever recorded in the airline’s history.

“Our Operations team set all-time performance records, while moving record volumes of freight and mail across our system this year, reaching our typical peak fall volumes month after month,” said American Airlines Cargo vice president of operations, David Vance. “It’s impressive to say the least and makes me very proud to lead Cargo Operations.”

Powered by record volume and exceptional performance, the business also recorded more than $1 billion in revenue for the first time in its history.

“We’ve had an incredible year,” said American Airlines Cargo president, Rick Elieson. “We set out to break records and did just that. We achieved a major revenue milestone, but more importantly, our teams handled record volume and still delivered the best operational performance in the history of our company.”