On November 7, Miami International Airport welcomed its first weekly flight by Etihad Cargo — the cargo division of Five-Star-rated Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, the company said.
The new scheduled freighter flights, served by Boeing 777-200F aircraft, make a stop in Columbus, Ohio before continuing to Miami, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi. The route launch makes Miami the airline´s third US cargo route and fourth in the Western Hemisphere, joining Columbus, Tucson and Bogota. Etihad Cargo´s entry into the Miami market now also gives MIA two all-cargo routes in the surging Middle East region.
Etihad Airways is the fourth carrier to launch all-cargo service at MIA this year. In February, Qatar Airways launched two weekly cargo flights from Doha and Miami, with stops in South America and Europe; Mexico-based Aeronaves TSM commenced 10 weekly flights from Cancun in March; and TACA Peru began four weekly freighter flights from five South American cities in August.
Established in 2004, Etihad Cargo complements the belly hold capacity of Etihad Airways´ 100-aircraft passenger fleet with 10 all-cargo aircraft that fly scheduled service to Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Africa. Etihad Cargo was voted Cargo Airline of the Year at the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards in 2017 and 2016.
Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US airport, is America´s second-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top US airport for international freight. Learn more at www.MIAefficiency.com.