LAN Cargo invests in Miami
03 / 02 / 2014
LATIN American carrier LAN Cargo has rubber-stamped its already big presence at Miami International Airport (MIA) with a decision to invest US$23.9 million in a new aircraft maintenance facility.
The new hangar, plus parking aprons and taxiway, will create more than 300 jobs at the hub airport.
LAN Cargo and its associated companies handle more freight at MIA than any other airline, airshipping 380,000 tonnes through the gateway last year.
In total, MIA handled a record-breaking 2.1 million tonnes in 2013, despite the difficult market conditions.
LAN had originally planned to build its new maintenance facility at Bogotá, Colombia.
“LAN Cargo is a leading and steadfast business partner here at MIA, and convincing them to build their new western hemisphere maintenance facility at our airport, rather than in Latin America, is a big win for MIA and our community,” says Miami-Dade aviation director Emilio T González.