American Airlines Cargo is benefitting from the switch to this month’s switch to a Boeing 787-9 bellyhold service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Madrid Barajas Airpor (MAD)t in Spain.
This is offering cargo customers up to 36 LD3 positions, or 12 pallets, depending on the market – while it is also more efficient to run.
The 787-9 is also currently operating from DFW to Sao Paulo and, in January, will be added to the DFW-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport route. Similarly, in February of 2017, cargo customers will also benefit from the use of the new 787-9 between DFW and Incheon International Airport in Seoul.
American’s vice president of cargo operations, David Vance says: “The introduction of the 787-9 brings another more fuel efficient aircraft type with even greater cargo capacity into the American Airlines fleet.
“On routes where we operate the aircraft, our Cargo customers will see notable capacity improvements. We are especially pleased that DFW to MAD is one of the first routes to benefit from the use of this aircraft, as there has been long-term demand for increased space.”
Although the exact aircraft equipment for each route is subject to change, American plans to have four of the new 787-9s flying within its network by the end of 2017.