In honor of Women’s History Month, meet one of the women helping cargo flights soar

This Women’s History Month, Miami Airport is highlighting some of the women currently making history at the airport. MIA cargo reached sky-high records in 2020 with a total of 2.32 million tons. Meet one of the cargo community leaders working behind-the-scenes to make it all happen, Lorena Sandoval.

What do you do at MIA?
I am American Airlines Cargo’s Sales Director for the Eastern United States, Latin America, Caribbean and Canada.

What’s your favorite memory from working at MIA?
Throughout my career at American, I’ve had a number of favorite memories, from opening American’s Ticket Sales Center in Havana, to most recently, taking part in our first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines at our MIA hub - a truly rewarding experience.

How has your job evolved in the past year?
While this last year has certainly presented the aviation industry with challenges unlike anything before, the air cargo industry has had to stay particularly creative due to the high demand for our service. Cargo has always been an important part of the bottom line at American, but the pandemic has really underscored the value and need for air cargo as an industry.

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