American Airlines Cargo to develop Middle East reach
In order to better serve its rapidly growing international network, American Airlines Cargo has appointed Richard Hartmann to the newly created position of regional sales manager – cargo, South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
In his new role, Hartmann will be in charge of sales development in the existing countries served by the carrier in the region and extending the airline’s reach into new territories such as Africa.
He is responsible for the mature markets American already serves, such as Italy and Scandinavia as well as emerging markets that include India and the Middle East.
In addition, he will develop the airline’s services to and from offline markets, most notably across Africa. Israel and Eastern Europe will also come under his remit.
Hartmann commented: “Our business is changing all the time, particularly with the advent of new aircraft on many routes, so there’s tremendous potential for growth of our cargo services, with Italy being the prime example in southern Europe.
"There is also a real window of opportunity for us in many offline markets where I will be focusing attention on extending our business reach to many more forwarders."
American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe.