American Airlines Cargo Breaks Ground on Pharmaceutical Hub in Philadelphia
By: Air Cargo World August 29, 2014
American Airlines Cargo has started construction of a dedicated pharmaceutical handling facility in Philadelphia.
The 25,000-square-foot (2,322-square-meter) facility is designed to cater for a range of temperature-sensitive products being shipped in and out of the Northeast pharmaceutical corridor of the U.S.
“This new pharmaceutical center will enable American’s provision of state-of-the-art, dedicated services for our life science and health care customers. Coupled with our proven handling processes, this facility will complement our existing temperature-sensitive infrastructure enhancements throughout our network,” said Jim W. Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo. “It will allow us to meet and exceed the increasingly sophisticated expectations of those customers with specific temperature requirements both into and out of the United States.”