American Airlines, for its cargo operations in India, has appointed Air Logistics Group as its Cargo General Sales Agent (GSA). As, the airline eyes to expand its cargo capacity and frequency between the two nations, the appointment of its new GSA will bring in new benefits for its customers.
As per reports in late 2021, American Airlines will be launching its first passenger service from Seattle (SEA) to Bengaluru (BLR), connecting the two major global business and technology hubs for the first time.
American Airlines Cargo has served the Indian market with a GSA for more than two decades. The United States and India are two of the world’s largest exporters and importers of goods and freight.
“India is an important market for American’s cargo operations. As we prepare to launch our new Seattle to Bengaluru service in 2021, we are delighted to be strengthening our position in India through this exclusive partnership with Air Logistics Group.”~ Tim Isik, Director Cargo Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa, American Airlines Cargo
“India is a very important part of our worldwide network, with a high demand for both inbound and outbound cargo traffic such as pharmaceuticals, auto parts and fabrics. Having Air Logistics Group represent us throughout India will enhance service for our customers who ship from key cities. A local presence is a sure-fire way for us to ensure that each customer’s needs are being met.”~ Shanna Abbott, GSA contracts manager, American Airlines Cargo
“We are excited to represent American Airlines Cargo in India. India is a fast-growing and strategic market for American and we are looking forward to promoting and strengthening the exports and imports trade between the two nations through our skills and expertise.”~ Sakshi Gupta, Country Manager, Air Logistics Group
In recent times, the airline has been working towards increasing its cargo schedule to move vital cargo supplies to reach communities in need.
As per the airlines, its cargo-only scheduled flights in the coming September will total more than 1,000 flights serving 32 cities across the globe.