Miami International Airport expands global offerings
Written by Catherine Lackner on February 19, 2019
Miami International Airport continues to expand its international offerings, both for passengers and freight forwarders.
“Four international carriers have scheduled entries into the Miami market in 2019,” said Greg Chin, communications and digital marketing director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, via email.
“Low-cost carrier Norwegian will begin first-ever service to London Gatwick Airport on March 31, Moroccan national carrier and four-star airline Royal Air Maroc will launch the first-ever Miami to Casablanca route on April 3.”
The service will be MIA’s first passenger flights to Africa since the year 2000 and Florida’s only nonstop service to the continent, he added.
“LOT Polish Airlines will begin four weekly flights to Warsaw on June 1; this is MIA’s first service to Poland and the only nonstop route between Florida and Eastern Europe; and French airline Corsair will launch service to Paris Orly Airport on June 10, with four weekly flights,” he said.
“Additionally, American Airlines is scheduled to begin serving Cordoba, Argentina, from MIA on April 2, joining Buenos Aires as MIA’s second nonstop destination in Argentina,” Mr. Chin said.
Add these new flights to the overseas routes announced last fall, which included Ethiopian Airlines’ two weekly freighter cargo flights to Addis Ababa, which created the first ever cargo-only route between Africa and Miami International Airport.
The scheduled flights operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium on inbound and outbound services. All flights utilize B777-200LRF freighter aircraft.
Founded in 1945, Ethiopian Airlines is currently the largest airline group and largest cargo operator in Africa, serving more than 92 international destinations across five continents. In 2017, Ethiopian won the SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa.