Miami reports 6.2% rise in Oct cargo volume

Miami International Airport (MIA) reports that it handled a total of 154,352 tonnes of cargo in October 2013, a 6.2 per cent increase compared with the same month in 2012. The airport, which serves over 80 airlines flying to 150 destinations worldwide, handled 1.38 million tonnes of cargo between January and October, up 1.6 per cent compared with the same period in 2012.


Miami reports 6.2% rise in Oct cargo volume


Miami International Airport (MIA) reports that it handled a total of 154,352 tonnes of cargo in October 2013, a 6.2 per cent increase compared with the same month in 2012. The airport, which serves over 80 airlines flying to 150 destinations worldwide, handled 1.38 million tonnes of cargo between January and October, up 1.6 per cent compared with the same period in 2012.

Overall for the year the airport expects nearly flat growth. “After nearly a full year of disappointing results, MIA hopes to see nearly one per cent growth over 2012,” said Chris Mangos, director of marketing division at MIA. “Total volume for us should bring us at 1.9 million tonnes. Clearly, this beats a posting of a negative number, but in varying degrees and for a multitude of reasons, we have experienced disappointing results from all global regions except Asia.

“With expectations of a 12-15 per cent increase in Asian trade during 2013, it will offset slower Latin American traffic and flat-lined activity from Western Europe. However, there are national and international expectations that 2014 should bring some increased steam in traffic flows, and of course, we are all cautiously optimistic that some semblance of growth will be had.”