American Airlines Cargo shipped more than 575,000 pounds (260 tonnes) of freight and mail from Heathrow Airport in a single day, setting a new daily record for the station on Sunday (14 August).
The previous busiest day for the London cargo team was in October 2015 when they shipped 565,857 pounds (256 tonnes) from the facility.
Key destinations from Heathrow include Chicago O’Hare, New York, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles – all major transit hubs that support traffic into the US and through to other parts of American’s expansive global network. 88.2 per cent of all available cargo positions were also loaded.
American’s managing director of cargo sales – Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Tristan Koch says: “There was high demand for space from all the origins which support our LHR flights, as well as general cargo from across the UK.
“Our operations teams did an exemplary job in rising to the challenge, highlighting the great collaboration between the ramp and cargo departments.”