We just received word from American Airlines that American Airlines cargo, US Airways cargo officially combine under a single air waybill. This directly impacts animals that are shipped as cargo. As of today Live Animals can be accepted across the combined network except on embargoed fleet types. Embargoed fleet types affect certain aircraft types with heating limitations. Tropical fish, lobsters, and other “aquatics” are accepted across the entire fleet.
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill. The new entity brings in more than $800 million each year and moves more than one billion pounds of freight and mail annually. The Cargo teams have successfully combined 154 facilities and harmonized products since December 2013, making it the first operations division at the airline to be fully integrated.
“Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work by our Cargo employees,” said Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo. “We have brought together the expertise and solutions that customers have come to rely on and the teams that are focused on restoring American Airlines as the greatest airline in the world.
As of today, all booking channels are open and cargo customers have access to flights across the combined network of the world’s largest airline.” “Becoming one cargo organization less than a year after we legally closed our merger is a tremendous achievement,” said Robert Isom, chief operating officer of American Airlines. “Today’s announcement provides great momentum in our efforts to provide our customers a seamless experience as we continue to integrate our passenger systems, route network, and loyalty programs.”
About: American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo is a division of American Airlines Group, the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe.