American Airlines Cargo Honored as 'International Airline of the Year' at AirCargo 2008 Conference
American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced today it received the "International Airline of the Year" award from the Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA) at its annual AirCargo 2008 Conference in Orlando, Fla.
AA Cargo President Dave Brooks accepted the "International Airline of the Year" award, as well as additional recognition for a second place finish in the competition among U.S. airlines for "Best Domestic Carrier." The awards are determined by an annual survey of XLA members who use the services of carriers for their express deliveries around the world.
"We are extremely honored to receive recognition from this group of particularly demanding customers who require the highest level of service throughout our global network," Brooks said. "Every American Airlines employee should be very proud of these two awards, which were a result of our collective commitment to serving the air cargo industry."
AirCargo 2008 is the premier annual trade show and conference for the Air and Expedited Motor Carriers Association (AEMCA), the Airforwarders Association (AfA), and the Express Delivery & Logistics Association (XLA). Each year, AirCargo brings together industry experts within the express delivery, freight forwarding and expedited motor carrier industries.
Founded in 1976, XLA is a nonprofit association whose members include large firms with global delivery networks and smaller businesses with strong regional delivery networks. Worldwide, XLA members have operations in over 200 countries; move more than 20 million packages each day; employ more than 800,000 people; operate 1,200 aircraft and earn revenues in excess of $60 billion annually.
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 around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.aacargo.com/.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
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