Transcarga International Airways, a Venezuelan company, officially launched its services at Miami International Airport last week. It’s the 40th cargo carrier serving the airport.
Transcarga will operate six cargo flights a week between Miami and Caracas, Venezuela.The carrier serves destinations in Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. with a fleet of 15 aircraft.
Venezuela was among MIA’s top international trade partners in 2014, with 26,700 tons of goods valued at nearly $1.5 billion moving between the two regions.
Transcarga arrives as cargo traveling through the airport grows. Representatives announced last week that MIA’s air freight increased by 2.3 percent to more than 524,000 tons through the first quarter of 2015. The growth was spurred by gains in international freight, which increased by 3.2 percent through March. Last year, the airport handled 96 percent of Florida’s total air trade value and 40 percent of the state’s total air and sea trade value last year.