American Airlines Expands US-European and Russian Cargo Service

Two new daily nonstops grow the carrier's international coverage. One daily Boeing 767-300 service travels from New York's Kennedy International Airport to Barcelona, Spain's El Prat Airport; the other from Kennedy to Milan's Malpensa Airport. Reflecting on the additional service, Dave Brooks, president of American Airlines Cargo said, “The Barcelona and Milan routes further enhance American's international network, providing additional capacity between Europe and the United States via New York — one of our most popular gateways. New interline opportunities are also opened to the Middle East and Asia through these new routes.”

The airline also has a new cargo service to Moscow from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The regular, non-stop service to Russia's Domodedovo International Airport uses a Boeing 777 freighter. The service will help meet demand for US commodities trough American's worldwide network and interline partners, says Dave Brooks, president of American Airlines Cargo.

The new service operates six days a week with eastbound flights leaving Chicago every day but Sunday and westbound flights leaving Moscow daily except Monday. The Chicago flights leave at 5:15 p.m. and arrive next day in Moscow at 12:15 p.m. Return flights depart Moscow at 2:40 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 4:25 p.m. the same day.

Russia's Domodedovo airport, which is located 14 miles southeast of Moscow, is privately owned and operated.

American offers shippers a wide range of cargo products for flight-specific cargo as well as online tracking. In early April the airline announced enhanced web functionality that now includes online access to import status details from US Customs and Border Protection. Offered is Expeditefs, a guaranteed express freight product for enhanced boarding priority, service reliability and 100% flown-as-booked that also extends to trucks that serve the airline throughout the globe.

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