AMERICAS: AA boosts summer freight capacity to Ireland

American Airlines (AA) is to increase flights from Dublin to Chicago from four times per week to daily for its summer schedule this year. In addition, the airline is to operate Boeing 767-300’s on the route, which will boost air freight capacity to twelve tonnes per flight. Reacting to the news, the managing director of […]


American Airlines (AA) is to increase flights from Dublin to Chicago from four times per week to daily for its summer schedule this year. In addition, the airline is to operate Boeing 767-300’s on the route, which will boost air freight capacity to twelve tonnes per flight.

Reacting to the news, the managing director of IAM — Ireland-based general service and sales agent (GSSA) for American — Ian McCool said: “The American summer schedule is always welcomed here, because it adds frequency as well as capacity. This is just as important with high-value and urgent shipments such as the pharmaceuticals traffic that now dominate Irish exports.

“An additional bonus is that the AA services to Chicago offer the earliest arrival time from Ireland, opening up the opportunity for same-day transfers to 46 destinations throughout the American Airlines network.”