The November 5, lufthansa Cargo launched a weekly service cargo transport between Frankfurt and the Miami International Airport, returning to the Miami market after more than 25 years. All flights will use B777 cargo aircraft.
By MiamiDiario Newsroom
“We are proud to welcome the new cargo service from Lufthansa Cargo in the miami-dade countysaid the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos A. Giménez. "Our community already benefits from the world-class daily service that Lufthansa offers passengers, and we look forward to the additional economic impact that its cargo service will have on our community."
Germany is MIA's main European trading partner by volume, with imports and exports between the two markets amounting to to $2.200 billion in 2018. MIA established a new record 1,95 million tons of international cargo in 2018, maintaining his position as the busiest airport of the United States in that category.
"The Lufthansa Group already have one strong presence in Florida»said Norbert Pahlsmeyer, Florida Director of Sales and Handling for Lufthansa Cargo. “MIA has four daily flights to Europe with great connections to the world, and now we're adding the weekly freighter to meet the additional demand for special and oversized cargo, connecting MIA with the global freighter network of Lufthansa Cargo. Operated by the modern and efficient 777 freighter, the LH8171 is scheduled to every tuesday night«.
"We appreciate Lufthansa for choosing to expand its operations in MIA with cargo-only service," he said. Lester Sola, Director and CEO of MIA. “As the cargo gateway of the Americas, we look forward to their success on their new Miami cargo route.”
Lufthansa Cargo is part of the Lufthansa group of airlines. For more information, visit www.lufthansa-cargo.com.
Source: press release