Friday, April 30, 2010

American Airlines Boosts Summer Air Freight Capacity To Ireland

Extra Flights and Bigger Aircraft Offers Better Cargo Options to Customers
Shipping News Feature

IRELAND / USA - American Airlines (AA) is to increase flights from Dublin to Chicago from four times per week to daily for its summer schedule this year. In addition, the airline is to operate Boeing 767-300’s on the route, which will boost air freight capacity to twelve tonnes per flight.

The news has been greeted warmly by the Managing Director of American Airlines general service and sales agent (GSSA) for Ireland, Ian McCool of IAM, who said that: “The American summer schedule is always welcomed here, because it adds frequency as well as capacity. This is just as important with high-value and urgent shipments such as the pharmaceuticals traffic that now dominate Irish exports.

“An additional bonus is that the AA services to Chicago offer the earliest arrival time from Ireland, opening up the opportunity for same-day transfers to 46 destinations throughout the American Airlines network.”

IAM, which is the exclusive Irish member of EGSAC, the world’s largest GSA network, is the cargo agent for some thirteen major airlines operating in Ireland.