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MIA honors its top cargo and service providers

Airport presents Second Annual 2017 Non-Terminal Operator of the Year Awards

The Miami–Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) recognized Miami International Airport’s top cargo handlers and service providers on December 1 at MIA’s Second Annual 2017 Non-Terminal Operator of the Year Awards Ceremony.

Avianca Cargo was named the 2017 MIA Air Cargo Carrier of the Year; Worldwide Flight Services earned 2017 MIA Air Cargo Handler of the Year; AAR MRO Services received the 2017 MIA Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year award; Pan Am International Flight Academy was named 2017 MIA Aviation Technical/Support Service Provider of the Year; and Silver Lining Inflight Catering won the 2017 Permittee of the Year award.

Contestants were judged by an independent panel of professionals that included representatives from Heico Aerospace and the International Air Transport Association. Each contestant was judged based on the use of technology/innovation; economic impact/job growth; awards/industry certifications received; and community involvement.

Annual cargo shipments at MIA, in dollar value, represent 92 percent of Florida’s air trade and 40 percent of the State’s air and sea trade with the world - providing enormous economic impact not only for Miami-Dade County, but for our state and our nation. Our cargo partners and service providers outside of the MIA passenger terminal are major contributors to that success and deserve to be recognized, which is why we are proud to honor this year’s Non-Terminal Operator of the Year award winners. 
MDAD Chief of Staff Joseph Napoli

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more, visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.