American Airlines increases flights from Argentina due to blueberry exports
January 31, 2013

American Airlines Cargo closes 2012 with encouraging figures. It's good performance is explained from the five daily flights to the United States with Boeing 777. With an average capacity of 20 to 25 tons per flight, this will generate a daily supply of 100 to 120 tons of pure load.

"The perishable season was good. Usually campaigns are of 2.5 million tons and now we are 600,000 kilos above what was transported in 2011. There is a huge demand for blueberries and cherries in the United States.

We are leveraging on the ability that American Airlines has in Argentina, and in the high seasons of fruit or seeds," said Angel Zaninovich, regional manager of American Airlines Cargos for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to Transport & Cargo.

Although the season also has asparagus, the star is the blueberries, which accounts for 80%, followed by cherries.

"American Airlines seeks to support Argentina's foreign trade in everything they can, and that is reflected in the increase of our transport capacity. In the past we had the Boeing 767, and we now have the 777 which is the biggest plane that American Airline has, and we fly five times a day, every day," said Zaninovich.

Source: Cronista