MIA welcomes all-cargo airline TACA Peru
23 / 08 / 2017
South American air cargo carrier Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) has launched freighter services to South America via Miami International Airport (MIA).
The Avianca Holdings subsidiary will operate four times a week scheduled freighter flights with an Airbus A330-200F between MIA and five South American cities: Lima, Santiago, Bogota, Medellin and Buenos Aires.
TACA Peru is the second airline to begin all-cargo service at MIA this year, and the fifth since January 2016, helping freight tonnages at the US gateway to is register a 4.8% volume growth in the first half of 2017.
“TACA Peru’s Miami launch will add to the significant growth trend we are experiencing in both international and domestic cargo traffic,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio González.
“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.”
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 in December 2016, while US freighter airline Northern Air Cargo launched four weekly charter cargo flights to San Juan, Saint Martin, Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince in November.
The same month also saw US carrier 21 Air began six weekly frequencies between MIA and Bogotá, and two weekly flights on a triangular route between MIA, Panama City and Guatemala City, also last November.
Canadian airline KF Cargo launched six weekly charter freight flights to Bogota, Caracas and Lima in April 2016.