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AA Cargo expands Webcargo bookings to include US network

AA Cargo expands Webcargo bookings to include US network

American Airlines Cargo now offers customers full access to its US network when booking on WebCargo and 7L Freight, both Freightos Group companies. The airline, which operates more than 5,000 daily departures from the US, now provides a larger network for flights in and out of the United States on WebCargo than any other carrier.

WebCargo users can book on American’s US originating routes starting July 12, and take advantage of access to more than 100 international destinations across the globe. Since late April, users have been able to book on American out of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, soon followed by the addition of France, Portugal and Switzerland. The airline currently operates more than 35 direct routes to the US from these markets.

“This inclusion of our U.S. network is pivotal as we grow in the digital booking space and in our partnership with WebCargo,” said Roger Samways, vice president of commercial for American Airlines Cargo. “It’s crucial to us at American that we are where our customers need us to be and that our network is positioned to best serve the industry. We are excited to see how our expanded presence on the WebCargo platform will enhance the way our customers can do business with us.”

“With a 10x increase in air cargo bookings conducted by U.S.-based freight forwarders this year, it is clear that they share our unequivocal preference for digital air cargo,” said Manel Galindo, the CEO of WebCargo by Freightos. “American Airlines Cargo has been an ideal partner and we’re proud to continue our global expansion with them across our WebCargo and 7L Freight platform.

American now has more than 2,800 widebody flights a month available for General Freight and Expedite Freight product bookings on the WebCargo platform. The airline has plans to continue expanding its presence on WebCargo in the months to come.

Together with leading carriers like American Airlines Cargo, WebCargo has grown into the premier cargo booking platform, with over 36% of global air capacity now available on its platform. Hundreds of thousands of bookings are conducted on the platform annually, with well over $100 million in freight bookings quarterly.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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