JAL, AA Cargo beef up cargo relationship
Japan Airlines and American Airlines have enhanced their cargo relationship, routing freight through five key cities in the U.S. and three Japanese cities. The agreement also means that Honolulu is now a key hub for the transfer of cargo between the Americas and Asia.
In addition to Honolulu, the new key transfer points in the U.S. are Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and New York. In Japan, the carriers will route freight through Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
According to a Japan Airlines press release, "the tighter cargo relationship is expected to enable both airlines to provide their respective customers with additional value, while maximizing the utilization of cargo capacity for both airlines. In addition, new synergies between the carriers’ express products will now provide seamless transfer of express shipments between the airlines."
A joint business agreement between the two carriers began in April.