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American Airlines (AAL) will fly its first all-cargo flights in 36 years beginning Friday, carrying medical provides, mail for lively US navy stationed in Europe, telecommunications tools and electronics that may help folks working from residence.
The first flight will depart Friday evening from Dallas-Fort Worth and arrive Saturday in Frankfurt, Germany. The airline will fly two round-trip flights over the subsequent 4 days.
Most passenger plane carry cargo shipments. American obtained $863 million in cargo income final 12 months, although that was down 15% from a 12 months earlier within the face of commerce tensions.
These cargo flights can be utilizing a 777-300 widebody passenger jet. It has 14 cargo positions for big pallets and may carry greater than 100,000 kilos. American stated it expects the flights can be offered out. These can be its first all cargo flights because it retired its final 747 freighter in 1984.