Miami International Airport has welcomed Amazon Air cargo operations, with double daily Boeing 767-300 services operated by Atlas Air.
Amazon already operates four warehouses in Miami-Dade County, all within 12 miles of the airport with an 885,000 square foot fulfilment centre at Miami-Opa Locka International Airport being completed this year.
Amazon Air’s launch comes nine months after Miami-Dade Aviation Department officials hosted its first e-commerce strategy workshop with more than 30 local industry stakeholders, with the aim of establishing Miami-Dade County as a leading e-commerce hub.
Miami-Dade County mayor, Carlos Gimenez says: “I proudly welcome Amazon Air’s expansion to Miami-Dade County, and appreciate its commitment of two daily flights at MIA. I wish them continued success and growth within our community.”
Amazon Air director, Sarah Rhoads says: “We are excited to launch the Miami gateway to support our growing air operation. Amazon has enjoyed being a part of the Miami-Dade community and are thrilled to continue our relationship.”
Miami-Dade aviation director, Lester Sola says: “Amazon Air’s two daily flights will add a significant boost to our domestic cargo traffic, which is already up 17 per cent through August.”