Amerijet International is to connect Miami International Airport with Brussels Airport with two flights a week starting in the second quarter of 2018.
The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 767 Freighters serving destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and it operates its own terminal at Miami.
The route will be its first scheduled transatlantic route and additional frequencies will be added depending on demand and performance of the route.
Amerijet chief executive officer, Vic Karjian says: “The airport, its strategic location, facilities and strong business community played a vital role in our selection of Brussels as our European gateway.”
Brussels Airport head of cargo & logistics, Steven Polmans says the countries in Amerijet’s network are important for Brussels and underserved with main deck capacity.
He says: “With Amerijet joining our customers we can now offer a unique network and new destinations to our cargo community. Especially for both pharma and perishables they will strengthen the offer to and from Brussels.”
“Not only is Amerijet almost certified as CEIV, with Miami Airport we work close together and have created pharma.aero.”
Brussels and Miami are both IATA CEIV Pharma certified, and Polmans adds: “The fact Amerijet as a CEIV airline will link both our hubs with a full cargo aircraft is a next step in offering customers an end to end solution for pharmaceuticals.”