Etihad Airways launches all-cargo flights at MIA
New Abu Dhabi service is airport’s second freighter route in the Middle East
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 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 U.S. 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.
We proudly welcome Etihad Cargo to Miami-Dade County. Their addition to the local cargo industry brings new revenue and job creation to our community, which is already home to the busiest international freight airport in America.
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.
Congratulations to Etihad Cargo on their successful launch at MIA, which will further increase our trade with both Europe and the Middle East. Their new route is yet another significant milestone in our strategic plan to expand into untapped regions of the world.
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.
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