A new all-cargo airline has touched down at Miami International Airport as the airport.
TACA Peru on Aug. 16 began operating four weekly scheduled freighter flights on A330-200F aircraft between Miami and Lima, Santiago, Bogota, Medellin and Buenos Aires.
The carrier arrives as MIA is increasing its freight tonnage. Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. said the airline will add to the «significant growth trend» the airport is seeing in both international and domestic cargo traffic.
«With more all-cargo airlines expected to begin service in 2017, we look forward to shattering our record from last year and strengthening our position as America"™s busiest international freight airport,» González said.
Revenue from freight traffic is a plus for any airport as profits become increasingly tough to come by via passenger tickets. Click here to read about both global and local factors that are contributing to the trend. Freight tonnage at MIA is up 4.8 percent year-over-year.
TACA is the second airline to begin all-cargo service at MIA this year and the fifth since January 2016. In February, Qatar Airways launched two weekly cargo flights to Doha, with stops in Luxembourg, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Quito, and Liege. Mexican freighter airline AeroUnion began two weekly flights to Mexico City and Mérida last December…