AMERICAN AIRLINES CARGO EXPANDS WEBCARGO BOOKINGS TO INCLUDE U.S. NETWORK
JULY 12, 2022
The network expansion follows the carrier’s initial launch on the leading eBooking platform in eight key European markets
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Cargo now offers customers full access to its U.S. network when booking on WebCargo and 7L Freight, both Freightos Group companies. The airline, which operates more than 5,000 daily departures from the U.S, 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 U.S. originating routes starting today, 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 U.K., soon followed by the addition of France, Portugal and Switzerland. The airline currently operates more than 35 direct routes to the U.S. 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.
Forwarders can access the WebCargo platform for free at webcargo.co/american-airlines-cargo-booking/
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Cargo 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.
About American Airlines Group
To Care for People on Life’s Journey®. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American onTwitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
About WebCargo, a Freightos Group Company
WebCargo® is the most advanced digitization platform for logistics service providers.
WebCargo Air is the leading platform for live air cargo rate distribution and bookings between hundreds of airlines and 3,500+ forwarders. Partners using fully digital eBooking and rate distribution on WebCargo include over 30 airlines, including American Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Cargo, Air France KLM, IAG Cargo, SAS, Qatar Airways, El Al, and AirBridgeCargo. Freight forwarders can access dynamic capacity, pricing, and eBooking by signing up for free at webcargo.co. Real-time pricing and booking for air and trucking cargo
WebCargo AcceleRate® is the leading platform for enterprise freight forwarders to manage rates and automate sales, spanning ocean, air and land. Customers include Hellmann, Nippon Express, DSV Panalpina, and dozens more.
WebCargo joined the Freightos Group in 2016. The Freightos Group also operates
freightos.com, the world’s largest digital freight platform for the trillion-dollar international
shipping industry, and the Freightos Baltic Index, the only daily container index, in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange. Founded by serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber, Freightos is a logistics technology pioneer with a worldwide presence, and has raised over $120 million from leading venture funds, including GE Ventures, Aleph and the Singapore Exchange.
As announced on May 31, 2022, Freightos has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Gesher (“Gesher I Acquisition Corp”) (NASDAQ: GIAC), a special purpose acquisition company, that is expected to result in Freightos becoming a publicly listed company (NASDAQ: FROS). Completion of the business combination is subject to customary closing conditions. Learn more at www.freightos.com/investors