The cargo divisions of American Airlines and US Airways have officially combined under a single air waybill. The new entity brings in more than US$800 million each year and moves more than one billion pounds of freight and mail annually.
The cargo teams have combined 154 facilities and harmonised products since December 2013, making it the first operations division at the airline to be fully integrated.
“Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work by our Cargo employees,” said Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo. “We have brought together the expertise and solutions that customers have come to rely on. As of today, all booking channels are open and cargo customers have access to flights across the combined network of the world’s largest airline.”
“Becoming one cargo organisation less than a year after we legally closed our merger is a tremendous achievement,” said Robert Isom, chief operating officer of American Airlines. “This announcement provides great momentum in our efforts to provide our customers a seamless experience as we continue to integrate our passenger systems, route network, and loyalty programme.”