AA Cargo invests in 787 for international routes
JUNE 6, 2015: American Airlines Cargo has launched four international routes using a new 787-800. The wide body aircraft will operate routes between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Beijing – a route which commenced June 2, DFW and Buenos Aires – which commenced June 4, then adding DFW to Shanghai June 26 and Chicago to Narita August 18. The aircraft has 28 positions for cargo, improved aerodynamics, advanced engine technology and better fuel efficiency. It can carry up to 1,000-pounds of dry ice, a necessary component in the shipment of high-value pharmaceutical and perishable goods. “The efficiency of the aircraft allows us to offer more air cargo opportunities, while simultaneously reducing our carbon footprint,” said Jim Butler, President of AA Cargo.