Avianca Cargo will start flights between Bogota and Dallas Fort Worth with two flights a week from 2 October.
The Airbus A330-200 Freighter service will transport various types of cargo with its independent temperature-controlled decks.
The airline says it selected Dallas Fort Worth due to economic growth and its central location within the US facilitating distribution throughout the US.
Kurt Schosinsky, general managing director of Avianca Cargo says: “We see great potential in this new route where we will handle mainly perishable cargo such as salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers from Colombia, asparagus and mangoes from Peru and flowers and fruits from Ecuador. All these goods are in high demand in international markets.”
John Ackerman, executive vice president global strategy and development at DFW says: “Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is excited to announce this new cargo service as it represents new economic benefits for Dallas, Fort Worth, and the North Texas region. This new service represents a milestone for DFW as the first scheduled South American freighter that will further the Airport’s strategy for developing trade lanes between South America and Asia.”