Thursday, October 20, 2011

American Airlines Cargo Marks Twenty Years At Heathrow

VP flies in to mark occasion
Shipping News Feature

LONDON, UK – American Airlines Cargo division has celebrated 20 years of flying directly between London Heathrow and the USA with a reception for more than 100 of its key cargo customers. Vice President Cargo, Joe Reedy flew into the UK capital to mark the event and spend time with the carrier's biggest cargo supporters.

Back in 1991 AA Cargo was based from an off-airport location and had just eight flights per week into the US. Today, from its on-airport cargo terminal the airline puts more than 1,000,000 kgs of freight and in excess of 45,000 kgs of mail onto its 17 daily services to Boston, Chicago, New York, Raleigh/Durham, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles. More than 20 members of the AA Cargo team have been with the airline since it started operations from London.

"Reaching 20 years service is a really notable milestone," says Joe Reedy. "It's a pleasure to see so many faces who have been with us since the beginning and whose hard work and dedication continue to drive our business forward from this key European gateway".

(pic: (L-R) Jennifer Smith, Regional Sales Mgr Northern Europe; Joe Reedy, VP Sales & Marketing; Tristan Koch, MD Cargo Sales, EMEA; Eddie Emin, Senior Analyst, Sales & Planning; Tony Sackett, UK Customer Services Manager; Andy Cornwell, UK Cargo Sales Manager; Emil Solanky, Customer Services and Jason Alderton, Business Development Representative.)