American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced today that it has increased the per piece weight limit on its Expedite-fs freight product from 100 to 300 pounds on narrowbody aircraft. Expedite-fs is AA Cargo's proven express freight product that provides priority boarding, a 97 percent service reliability metric and a 100 percent flown-as-booked guarantee.
The new Expedite-fs service applies to direct narrowbody flights as well as those narrowbody flight routings connecting to or from an international flight. The service also applies to shipments connecting to American's truck feeder service.
"This enhancement to our Expedite-fs product will provide shippers and forwarders with more options for getting their expedited freight across the United States" said Bob Dibble, American's Manager - Cargo Products. "In addition, the heavy pieces can connect to international flights, which allows us to utilize our vast network of narrowbody flights feeding our gateway cities," he said.
On widebody flights, heavyweight pieces will continue to be accepted up to aircraft size and capacity limits. For additional product information, visit http://www.aacargo.com/.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo(SM), a division of American Airlines, Inc., provides over 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American Airlines is the world's largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional airlines serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe. For more information visit http://www.aacargo.com/.
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