AMERICAN AIRLINES CARGO ADDS HANDLING SURCHARGE
American Airlines Cargo said it will implement a handling surcharge, effective Oct. 15, for shipments to, from and within the United States, except from Japan.
The surcharge is designed to address increased costs resulting from security and infrastructure measures as the airline constructs a new blueprint for its cargo business following the Sept. 11 tragedy.
The surcharge will be assessed as a flat fee per air waybill for all products, at $15 per domestic shipment and $25 per international shipment or equivalent currency. The surcharge is non-commissionable.
“Our industry is now faced with additional costs relating to the implementation of new security and infrastructure requirements to move cargo. Cargo security and service quality remain our top priorities, and this surcharge will help offset some of the financial impact of these requirements,” said Mark Najarian, vice president of sales and marketing.
American Airlines Cargo, a division of American Airlines, offers daily lift capability to major cities in Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia and throughout the United States.