​Last year proved to be an exceptional 12 months for the American Airlines Cargo team.

The division exceeded multiple all-time records in performance, volume and revenue, finishing the year with more than US$1bn in revenues. The airline moved record volumes of freight and mail across its system in 2018, with total volume for the year ending at an historic 2bn pounds.

With volume at an all-time high, the airline also achieved history breaking Flown As Booked numbers. The trend continued through the end of the year, setting all-time records in six out of the last seven months. New routes, strategic capacity planning and exceptional teamwork from across the organisation led to the best annual performance numbers ever recorded in the airline’s history.

“Our Operations team set all-time performance records, while moving record volumes of freight and mail across our system this year, reaching our typical peak fall volumes month after month," confirmed David Vance, VP, Operations, American Airlines Cargo. “It’s impressive, to say the least, and makes me very proud to lead Cargo Operations.”

Powered by record volume and exceptional performance, the business also recorded more than US$1bn in revenue for the first time in its history.

“We’ve had an incredible year,” agrees Rick Elieson, President, American Airlines Cargo. "We set out to break records and did just that. We achieved a major revenue milestone, but more importantly, our teams handled record volume and still delivered the best operational performance in the history of our company. Thanks to the daily effort of every single team member in this organisation, 2018 was definitely a historic year.”