Beginning April 1, Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiary Southern Air will offer weekly all-cargo service at Miami International Airport (MIA) from Hong Kong via Anchorage.
The scheduled routes will be flown by 777 freighters. Southern Air is the sixth airline offering all-cargo service between Asia and Miami. Others include Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Polar Air flying routes from Seoul; China Airlines flying from Taipei; and Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong.
“As the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, it is especially gratifying to welcome additional cargo service from Hong Kong, the world’s busiest freight airport,” said Miami-Dade aviation director Lester Sola.
During 2017, MIA’s trade with the Asia-Pacific region increased 16 percent, year-over-year, from 2016, at a value of US$7.8 billion. Hong Kong alone – the airport’s fourth-largest trade market in Asia – makes up more than $500 million in freight through MIA per year.
For more on Asian Cargo Gateways, join us at Cargo Facts Asia, 23-25 April, at the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, where industry leaders will speak on a roundtable panel dedicated to the topic. For more information, or to register, visit www.cargofactsasia.com.