American Airlines Is Transporting Critical Communications Equipment

posted on 28th April 2020 by Eddie Saunders
American Airlines Is Transporting Critical Communications Equipment

At American Airlines, caring for people on life’s journey is our purpose. In times of need, American is there for the communities we serve around the globe. The airline is expanding its cargo-only operation this month to provide more than 3 million kilograms of capacity to transport critical goods each week between the U.S. and Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

American is operating twice-weekly cargo-only service between Amsterdam (AMS) and its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Without passengers onboard, the aircraft can carry approximately 54,000 kilograms of cargo in the belly hold.

American’s flights from AMS are transporting essential telecommunications equipment and electronics, vital for keeping the world connected and informed during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Across American’s cargo network, life-saving medical supplies, personal protective equipment and pharmaceuticals are being transported to support the global relief effort, as well as essential goods including manufacturing and automotive equipment, mail, fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is an important European cargo hub,” said Tim Isik, Director Cargo Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “American’s new cargo-only service between Amsterdam and our biggest hub in the United States, Dallas/ Fort Worth, enables us to transport essential communications equipment to connect communities, and to keep the economies of the Netherlands and the United States moving.”

In addition to AMS-DFW, American is expanding its cargo-only service to multiple destinations including DFW and Dublin (DUB); between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR), and between Miami (MIA) and Buenos Aires (EZE).

In March, American began operating its first cargo-only flights since 1984 between DFW and Frankfurt (FRA). Since then, American is operating 46 weekly cargo-only flights between the U.S, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Cargo-only operations

Origin Destination Weekly Aircraft
DFW AMS 2x weekly 777-300
DFW DUB 1x weekly 777-300
DFW FRA 2x weekly 777-200
LAX HKG 7x weekly 777-300
JFK LHR 2x weekly 777-200
LAX ICN 7x weekly 787-9
PVG LAX 7x weekly 787-9
MIA EZE 3x weekly 777-300

In addition to this service, American continues to carry cargo on all its passenger flights. Internationally, the airline’s widebody aircraft operate 17 weekly flights. Passenger flights on widebody airplanes including daily service between DFW and LHR; daily service between MIA and LHR and three weekly flights between DFW and Tokyo Narita (NRT).