Amazon Air launches twice-daily flights out of Miami

The service is being operated by Atlas Air Worldwide with Boeing 767-300F aircraft.

Amazon Air launches twice-daily flights out of Miami

The service is being operated by Atlas Air Worldwide with Boeing 767-300F aircraft.

Amazon Air launches twice-daily flights out of Miami

The service is being operated by Atlas Air Worldwide with Boeing 767-300F aircraft.

 
Amazon Air has launched twice-daily freighter service at Miami International Airport.
    The new cargo service is being operated by Atlas Air Worldwide with Boeing 767-300F aircraft and includes an onsite facility at MIA to sort packages bound for their next destination.
    Amazon already operates four warehouses in Miami-Dade County, all within 12 miles of MIA. The largest is an 885,000-square-foot fulfillment center at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport completed this year.
    “Amazon Air’s two daily flights will add a significant boost to our domestic cargo traffic, which is already up 17 percent through August,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola.
    Amazon Air’s launch comes nine months after the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) hosted its first e-commerce strategy workshop. Market research firm eMarketer forecasts Latin America will experience strong e-commerce growth, with a projected doubling of annual sales from $47.4 billion in 2015 to $84.8 billion in 2019, MDAD said, adding that MIA is America’s busiest airport for international freight and handles more freight to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport.
Normally, the fourth quarter is a peak season for air cargo. So, essentially flat growth in November is a big disappointment. While our outlook is for 3.7 percent demand growth in 2019, downside risks are mounting. Trade tensions are cause for great concern. We need governments to focus on enabling growth through trade, not barricading their borders through punitive tariffs.
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