FORT WORTH, Texas, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Cargo announced today that, for the fourth year in a row, it has been voted Best Air Cargo Carrier from The Americas by the readers of the London-based publication Air Cargo News. More than 25,000 votes were cast in the 28th Cargo Airline of the Year Awards poll, where freight companies from around the world nominate their preferred carrier in six regional categories.
"It is always great to win an award but especially so when the votes are cast by our customers in the freight and logistics industry around the world," said AA Cargo Managing Director Sales and Marketing for Europe and the Middle East Tristan Koch, who accepted the award.
"For all of us at American Airlines Cargo every award is one to be treasured. The dedication and commitment of our staff in each location around the world has been instrumental in helping us achieve this award for the fourth year running," said Dave Brooks, President - AA Cargo.
The trophy was presented by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World TV Presenter Aaron Heslehurst at a gala dinner on April 16 held at the Lancaster London Hotel. The voting was audited by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), a UK-based not-for-profit group dedicated to improving the standards of professionalism within the logistics and supply chain industry.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning AA.com® website provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo(SM), a division of American Airlines, Inc., provides over 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe. For more information visit www.AACargo.com.
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