The last time a Lufthansa freighter touched
down at Miami International Airport twenty five years ago, Bill Clinton
was U.S. President.
But proving what goes around comes around,
Lufthansa Cargo comes back to Miami with a weekly B777 freighter, and
Norbert Pahlsmeyer, Director Sales and Handling Florida for Lufthansa
Cargo (pictured here with Geoffrey and Lionel Van der Walt CEO of Pay
Cargo) could not be happier.
“MIA,” Norbert declared, “currently
is served by four daily flights to Europe with great connections to the
world – and we are now adding a weekly freighter via ATL to serve
additional demand for outsized and special cargo, into MIA.
“Operated by a B777 freighter, LH8171
is scheduled each Tuesday evening.”
Not to be out done, accolades came from
the Mayor of Miami and Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO as well.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
“We proudly welcome Lufthansa Cargo’s
new freighter service to Miami-Dade County.
“Our community already benefits from
the daily world-class passenger service Lufthansa provides, and we look
forward to the additional economic impact its cargo service will have
on our community.”
appreciate Lufthansa for choosing to expand its operations at MIA with
“As the cargo gateway of the Americas,
we expect Lufthansa to see continued success on their new Miami cargo
route,” Lester Sola, (left) MIA Director and CEO enthused.
For the record, right now Miami air cargo
is number one gateway in USA for international freight, offering service
to over 160 cities on four-continents with dedicated freighter service
to 112 global destinations. MIA is the largest gateway to Latin America
and the Caribbean; it handles 79% of all air imports and 77% of all exports
to/from the region.
MIA is the first airport in the Western
Hemisphere and only the second in the world to be designated by the International
Air Transport Association (IATA) as a pharmaceutical freight hub and a
trusted industry leader in the transport of pharmaceuticals.