Domestic cargo makes up for international slowdown at Miami

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Cargo at Miami International Airport grew 0.37 per cent to 2.18 million tonnes with domestic volumes making up for an international slowdown.

Total international cargo volumes were down 1.2 per cent to 1.9 million tonnes, with freight down 1.2 per cent to 1.89 million tonnes and mail by 3.5 per cent to 13,521 tonnes.

Domestic cargo was up 11.9 per cent to 314,481 tonnes, with freight up 12 per cent to 256,891 tonnes and mail by 10.1 per cent to 26,528 tonnes.

Miami-Dade aviation director, Emilio Gonzalez says: “With sustained growth by hub carrier American Airlines, more international carriers on the way, and new business opportunities for our cargo airlines, we expect another prosperous year in 2017.”

Miami welcomed 10 new airlines in 2016: AeroUnion, Dominican Wings, Eurowings, KF Cargo, Northern Air Cargo, Pan American World Airways Dominicana, Scandinavian Airlines, Silver Airways, Surinam Airways and 21 Air.

It also welcomed six new international nonstop routes to Bimini in the Bahamas, Cologne in Germany, Copenhagen in Denmark, Oslo in Norway, Paramaribo in Suriname and Varadero in Cuba.