American Airlines Cargo will add new routes for the summer, flying to Budapest, Prague and Reykjavik for the first time.
The airline will launch flights from Philadelphia to Budapest and Prague on 4 May, Chicago O’Hare to Venice on the same day, with Reykjavik gaining a link to Dallas Fort Worth on 7 June.
The Budapest market, which will be served with a Boeing 767-300, presents opportunities for customers with automotive, engineering and lighting products, alongside pharmaceuticals for the US Northeast.
Forwarders in Prague and across the Czech Republic are likely to ship similar products along with vinyl records on the service that will also use a 767-300.
Venice, which will be served by a Boeing 787-8, will offer additional opportunities to shippers and agents moving goods that require American’s ExpediteTC service, as well as traditional fashion goods and sunglasses.
A Boeing 757 will be used on flights to Reykjavik, which is expected to transport scientific equipment and fish products, which are common Icelandic exports.
American Airlines Cargo regional managing director – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Tristan Koch says: “Following the successful expansion of our European network last year, we are very pleased to be able to offer our cargo services to even more new cities in 2018.”
“We have always been committed to providing service to and from the widest possible number of destinations in order to provide the most points of access into our worldwide system. To that end, we will also be expanding our European trucking network this summer, so other offline destinations can feed into our growing network.”