Happy birthday, American Airlines Cargo!
Fort Worth (TX)-based American Airlines celebrates the 75th anniversary of its first cargo flight this week. The anniversary marks a significant milestone in the airline’s rich history of connecting the world beyond passenger service since 15 October 1944.
The airline has a long history of innovation within the cargo operation, marked by industry firsts such as the first scheduled air cargo service in the world, the first pet carrier container and the first ULD. It is supported by loyal team members, some with as many as 50 years of experience working for the cargo operation.
Other milestones include an award-winning reputation as an air cargo carrier, a record-breaking 2018 year earning over USD 1 billion in revenue, and more recently exceeding flown-as-booked performance goals for twelve consecutive months. (ah)