For the first time in more than 25 years, Lufthansa Cargo will be flying a freighter service to Miami International Airport (MIA).
The freighter service will fly weekly from Frankfurt to Miami, utilising B777 aircraft.
MIA said Germany is a “highly-valued European trade partner”; last year, imports and exports between the two markets amounted to $2.2bn.
MIA also processed a record of 1.9m tons of international freight in 2018, thereby retaining its position as the busiest US airport in that category.
Norbert Pahlsmeyer, director sales and handling Florida for Lufthansa Cargo, explained: “MIA is served by four daily flights to Europe with great connections to the world – and we are now adding the weekly freighter to serve additional demand for outsized and special cargo, connecting MIA to the global Lufthansa Cargo freighter network.”
Lester Sola, MIA Director and chief executive, commented: “We appreciate Lufthansa for choosing to expand its operations at MIA with cargo-only service. As the cargo gateway of the Americas, we expect them to see continued success on their new Miami cargo route.”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, added: “Our community already benefits from the daily, world-class passenger service Lufthansa provides, and we look forward to the additional economic impact its cargo service will have on our community.”