Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Beijing Air Freight Service For AA Cargo

American Airlines Launches First Direct Link From Chicago
Shipping News Feature

US – CHINA – American Airlines Cargo this week launched its first ever direct services between Chicago and the Chinese Capital, Beijing. Operating with a wide-bodied B777 aircraft, AA Cargo will be able to offer 150 metric tonnes of cargo capacity per week between the two cities.

Schedules include 20.30 hours departures from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Fridays and Sundays (arriving Beijing 2300 hrs) and one hour later each Tuesday and Thursday. Return flights will be from Beijing's Capital International Airport at 07.59 on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and 06.59 hours on a Tuesday and arrive in Chicago at 07.59 and 06.49 hours respectively. (all times are local).

American Airlines CargoSM, a division of American Airlines, Inc., has one of the largest cargo networks in the world and provides over 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities around the globe. AA Cargo will be represented in Beijing by its northern China GSA, Brilliant Jet Air Service .

Speaking of the latest announcement Dave Brooks, president of American Airlines Cargo said:

"This new service is an exciting addition to our Asia network. In addition to our new nonstop service between Beijing and Chicago, we also provide numerous opportunities beyond gateway across the U.S., Latin America, and other parts of the world. We look forward to the dynamic development of business between Beijing and the many markets we serve throughout our worldwide network."