American Airlines Cargo has expanded its Asian network with Boeing 777-300 services between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
The 777-300 service can carry over 40 LD3 containers and compliments existing Dallas/Fort Worth – Hong Kong route launched in 2014. Antares International will continue to represent American as the general sales agent for Hong Kong while Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals remains the handler.
American Airlines managing director of cargo sales – Asia, Keijiro Ishii says: “American continues to build a great network in Asia and the Pacific. Recently, we also started service to Tokyo-Haneda and Auckland. Demand for our cargo services is strong, not just to our hubs in the United States, but throughout our unrivalled network in Latin America.”
The airline says customers in Hong Kong and the surrounding regions will now have greater access to American’s network of over 200 destinations in North and Latin America.
It says Los Angeles offers Hong Kong customers direct access to fresh goods and produce while US and connecting markets will benefit from access to Asian commodities such as mechanical parts, garments and electronics.