FORT WORTH, Texas, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading industry publication Air Cargo News honored American Airlines with the Cargo Airline of the Year for 2015 award at a gala event in London on April 25. This is the first time an airline in the Americas has the won the award in its 32-year history. American was also named the Best Cargo Airline of the Americas for the eighth consecutive year at the ceremony.
The Cargo Airline of the Year awards recognize carriers that have provided an outstanding customer experience based on the voting results of more than 15,000 supply chain professionals. Over a two month period, shippers and service partners are asked to vote on the publication's website for the airline that provided the best overall customer experience and for the best service provider in each region.
"American is honored to be recognized for delivering the best experience in the industry to our cargo customers. We thank them for their business and for voting us Cargo Airline of the Year and Best Cargo Airline of the Americas," said Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo. "These awards speak to the Cargo team's focus on providing a world-class level of service as we completed an extensive integration last year that provides our customers access across the combined network of the world's largest airline and translates into more than one billion pounds of freight and mail moved annually."
More information about products, facilities and American's cargo network can be found at www.aacargo.com or by speaking with a customer service representative at 1-800-227-4622.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo is a division of American Airlines Inc. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 daily flights worldwide to and from hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington D.C.