American Airlines Cargo is a division of American Airlines Group and provides one of the largest networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States. Our newly combined cargo network is only the beginning of many exciting changes happening at American. With initiatives like e-freight, a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, and hundreds of new aircraft on the way, we are striving to provide a best in class customer experience worldwide.
Brussels is the Capital of Europe; it is both politically and economically at the heart of Europe.
In 2015 Brussels Airport welcomed over 23 million passengers. More than 100 airlines operate from the 3 non-congested runways, generating 220.000 movements per year. More than 750,000 tonnes of flown and trucked cargo passed through Brussels Airport every year. Brussels Airport has a dedicated cargo area called BRUcargo, grouping all stakeholders in one free trade area: handling companies, customs, trucking companies and forwarders.
Flown cargo volumes in 2014 and 2015 were up 8% each year, showing the increasing interest to use BRU as a European gateway. In 2015, BRUcargo welcomed 4 new full cargo carriers. BRUcargo is world leading and innovative when it comes to the transportation of both perishables as well as pharmaceutical goods. Since 2010, many new initiatives have been taken to improve the cargo at BRU airport: new warehouse, new apron, increased security and a new cloud based cargo community system.
As Britain’s largest port by value, carrying 30% of British exports, Heathrow connects British business to global markets. Our ambition is to be one of Europe’s best airports for cargo. We’re investing millions to revolutionise our cargo hub, reduce throughput times and improve facilities. We’re also making Heathrow cargo more sustainable, with a more efficient operation using fewer vehicles running on alternative fuels.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is Scotland's premier dedicated freight airport, ideally located on the 'Great Circle Route' between North America and the Middle East - perfectly located for transatlantic freight and fuel stops. Glasgow Prestwick is equipped with the full range of freight handling equipment and services daily 747 freight movements and ad-hoc charters including livestock, oil well equipment and aircraft engines.
The airport has invested heavily in brand new custom built equipment and enjoys the following benefits:
• Uncongested motorway access
• Fast and efficient turnarounds
• Equine Border Inspection Post
• High NEQ capability
• 24 hour unrestricted operations
• 2,987 metre runway capable of handling all commercial aircraft types.
• Exceptional weather record
Our online network and extensive onforwarding connections enable us to offer our customers fast and efficient air cargo service to more than 350 destinations worldwide, including our own direct services in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.
For the eighth consecutive year we are proud to sponsor the ‘Freight Forwarder of the Year’ award at the 2017 Cargo Airline of the Year awards.
We recognise the vital role freight forwarders play at the heart of the air cargo supply chain and encourage the recognition of the highest levels of quality and service excellence; both of which we are equally passionate about.