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Airmule Has Launched in Greater New York

Apple who? iPhone what? Here’s your actual biggest update of the week: Anyone traveling from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), or LaGuardia Airport (LGA) can now earn up to $600 by flying as an on-board courier with Airmule between the U.S. and China.


“We’re proud to announce that we’re now able to service our first three airports in the Greater New York area and two more airports in mainland China.”, says Airmule CEO, Sean Yang. “The New York area shows incredible promise. With over 5m Trans-Pacific travelers flying in and out each year, we’re excited to see how the market reacts.”


On the China side, travelers now have two additional airports to choose from: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU).


Let’s Recap


Airmule lets you earn money while traveling by flying as an on-board courier (a.k.a air courier). Our on-board couriers earn this income by selling most or all of their excess luggage allowance to Airmule’s TSA certified shipping partners. (Read our article What Is An Air Courier? here.)


At launch, we started by servicing only one route: flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). Within a few short months we expanded in China to also include Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). Roughly six months after that, we were fortunate enough to launch our first domestic expansion by opening the San Francisco Bay Area, allowing China travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC) or Oakland International Airport (OAK) to earn as on-board couriers with us.


That brings us to today. Our second expansion in the United States, along with our second expansion in China, meaning we now support a total of 11 international airports across the U.S. and China.


  • California
    • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    • San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
  • Greater New York Area
    • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • China
    • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
    • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
    • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)


Our vision has always been to dramatically decrease the cost of international flights. And we’d like to thank everyone who’s had a hand in helping making that vision a reality. At scale, our company has the opportunity to drop the cost of international flights to practically nothing, and the market has shown that we’re steadily closing in on that goal.


Special thank you to Ebay for accepting us into their Friends of Ebay 008 Summer Batch. Our experience in New York City was invaluable in helping us launch the area. Big thanks to the Global Business Traveler’s Association and Phocuswright for selecting us to participate in the first annual Innovation Row Series at GBTA 2017. To all of our repeat users who’ve provided critical feedback on the Airmule customer experience, we thank you and want you to know that we’re ardently listening and incorporating your suggestions into our workflows. To all of our partners who’ve shared our vision with your own users, we can’t wait to see else what the future holds for us. And to every person who’s ever signed up, sent us a text, given us a call, shared a tweet, set up a meeting, commented on a photo, written on our wall, sent a DM or show up in person just to chat travel and/or Airmule, thank you, thank you, thank you.


We’re consider ourselves incredibly lucky and fortunate to have a user base that’s passionate about what we’re doing. We’re immensely grateful for the humbling fervor bestowed upon us by you all, and we’re excited to see where this journey takes us next.