Each year, members from KAAMCO’s Cargo Committee Board (an association of station managers of all scheduled airlines operating into and out of JFK International Airport) get together to nominate employees within the industry for its Person of the Year award, which highlights the relentless efforts of one individual. The recipient is diligent in their work, hands-on in their leadership, and represents all that the airline cargo industry is about: quality service. This year’s honoree, Richard Burkhardt, General Manager of Cargo Operations for American Airlines Cargo, covered all those areas and more.
“A well-deserving candidate, Rich shows a devotion to the company, his fellow employees and the overall mission to provide quality solutions to our customers’ needs,” said David Vance, American Airlines Cargo, Vice President, Operations.
Burkhardt was honored by a wide array of board members from other airlines, freight companies, and vending services at KAAMCO’s 40th annual Holiday Dinner Dance yesterday, Friday, December 7. Held at The Royalton at Lawrence Yacht and Country Club in Lawrence, New York, the annual event was the prefect platform to look back on a year of productivity and advancement within the industry and company, including the individual efforts, such as Rich’s, that made this year a success.
About American Airlines Cargo
American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.