NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) tops the list of cargo carriers by tonnage at New York's JFK International Airport, according to data provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The airline handled more than 115,000 tons of cargo, which represents 9.1 percent of total cargo handled at the airport year-to-date through October 2011.
"American Airlines is proud to be the pacesetter in cargo handling at JFK," said Art Torno, American Airlines Vice President – New York. "This growth can be attributed to our expansion at JFK and is part of our ongoing commitment to New York, a market we have proudly served for more than 80 years."
JFK is one of the world's leading international air cargo centers. The airport has two cargo facilities and more than a million square feet of office and warehouse space dedicated to broker, freight forwarder and container freight station operators who do business within the New York/New Jersey region.
"American's recent investments in our cargo facilities at JFK further support our commitment to New York and its cornerstone role in our global network," said Dave Brooks, President – American Airlines Cargo Division.
AA Cargo relocated its cargo operations to Cargo Building 79 at JFK in 2010. The state-of-the-art facility offers the latest in streamlined handling capability with more than 135,000 square feet of warehouse space and 24 dock doors. The handling system can accommodate any type of aircraft unit and moves units at a rate of 60 feet per minute. Other features of the facility include three coolers for perishable products, an environmental room, and a live-animal handling area.
AA Cargo recently introduced ExpediteTC Passive, which supports ambient temperature control using cool rooms, expedited handling processes and high-visibility monitoring to ensure cargo is handled within desired temperature ranges. This new service is in addition to ExpediteTC Active, which utilizes dry ice and battery-powered containers to regulate temperature levels, regardless of ambient conditions.
To learn more about American Airlines Cargo's services, visit www.AACargo.com.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo(SM), a division of American Airlines, Inc., provides more than 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 provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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