AA Cargo moves Argentinian beef just in time for seasonal festivities
Dec 21, 2018: American Airlines Cargo recently has been busy delivering wide range of seasonal foods by air as worldwide Christmas and New Year celebrations begin.
In the months of October and November, the US carrier delivered record tonnages of chestnuts to New York JFK.
This month, it brought nearly 14,000 pounds of one of the most sought-after entrees, Argentinean beef, from Argentina to Miami.
The transport was only possible after the uplift of ban on beef transport at the recent G20 summit in Buenos Aires earlier this month. The restrictions on its transport were in place for 17 years.
"Our team was ready and waiting to deliver the first air shipments of Argentinian beef within days of the regulation change," said Lorena Sandoval, director of Cargo Sales – Latin American and Miami for American Airlines Cargo.
Argentina is a country that is synonymous with high-end meat and has attained a world-class reputation for its beef production.
With American’s daily widebody services between the US and various locations in Argentina, the airline is poised to offer customers wishing to ship beef to the US and beyond even more opportunities to move their goods in 2019.