Jessica Tyler, president of cargo and vice chairman of airport excellence at American Airways. Photograph/American Airways
Cargo Info is happy to announce that Jessica Tyler, president of cargo and vice chairman of airport excellence of American Airways, has joined the Cargo Info Symposium 2020 speaker school.
Tyler will be part of different distinguished trade friends on a digital roundtable session titled, “Refiling air cargo’s flight plan: Growth opportunities and obstacles in airfreight,” on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 11:45 a.m. EST.
Regardless of not having a single devoted freighter in its fleet, American has operated greater than 2,000 cargo-only flights with its passenger 777s and 787s for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic curtailed passenger aviation demand.
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Cargo Info Symposium is the main airfreight convention, and it stays vitally essential to the trade in the course of the COVID-19 disaster. This 12 months’s digital occasion runs Oct. 27-28 on a digital platform that enables for panels, stay dialogue and Q&A, in addition to one-on-one networking. Extra data, together with the entire agenda, is offered right here, on the convention web site.
With freight now shifting on practically each American-operated plane, the disaster has been a possibility for the broader airline to grow to be way more carefully acquainted with cargo. “This has allowed us to revisit the conversation with all of our network planning teams, our operational teams, even crew scheduling and things that you would never think would need to be thought of a little bit differently,” Tyler mentioned.
Whereas American isn’t dashing to leap into devoted freighters simply but, Tyler believes cargo-only flying will proceed so long as it makes financial sense. “We continually revisit the freighter question periodically through the years,” she mentioned. “Whether we’re going to have an American Airlines freighter, with a red, white and blue striped tail out there,” that continues to be to be seen.
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Tyler was appointed to her present function in June 2020, and was beforehand managing director of technique and growth for the cargo staff.
In 2019, American Airways reported cargo income of $863 million.