American Airlines Cargo will operate its busiest ever summer schedule to and from Ireland in 2016. During the season, freight forwarders will have nonstop access to four U.S. gateway cities out of Ireland, with connections throughout and beyond the United States and Latin America. From Dublin (DUB), American will fly nonstop to Chicago (ORD), Charlotte (CLT), Philadelphia (PHL) and New York (JFK); from Shannon (SNN), American offers direct service to Philadelphia (PHL).
Cargo service will operate between DUB and ORD, PHL and CLT from now until the end of October, using the Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which offers up to 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilos) of cargo capacity. The DUB to JFK and SNN to PHL services will operate on the Boeing 757 until the end of October and September, respectively.
With morning departures out of DUB and SNN, shipments moved out of Ireland will all arrive in the U.S. before early afternoon on the same working day.
This great range of direct summer services is a real bonus for the freight community here, said Ian McCool, managing director of Americans Irish Cargo GSSA, IAM. Weve already seen a dramatic increase in demand for temperature-controlled products since the launch of ExpediteTC. Then, with the opening of the airlines state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia last year, there has been an even greater requirement for such services, and I believe these summer routes will prove extremely popular.
At DUB, American also has access to new temperature-controlled areas at one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Ireland.
American Airlines Cargos regional sales manager of Northern Europe, Andy Cornwell, added, These routes are great additions to our ever-expanding network. The movement of time-sensitive products for the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland, combined with the correct facilities to handle them, are an expanding part of our business. These flights to key hubs show our commitment to meeting the needs of the cargo community in this region.