Miami International Airport (MIA) processed 1.9m tonnes of cargo from January to October this year and is on-track to surpass its annual record of 2.3m tonnes.
Year-to-date, MIA has also served a record 52,504 cargo-only flights, which is an increase of 7,000 flights over last year.
Lester Sola, MIA director and chief executive, commented: “Throughout 2020, MIA has thrived in its critical role of facilitating essential trade and cargo delivery worldwide, to the point that we are on pace to set yet another annual record for total cargo.
“We are certainly thankful for the partnership we share with the airlines, federal agencies and logistics providers within our local air cargo community, who have each helped MIA have a tremendously successful year already.”
Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Mayor, added: “While our local economy has faced unprecedented challenges because of the pandemic, I am deeply encouraged to see the record-setting growth in cargo traffic at our community’s largest economic engine.
“The local air cargo industry, under the leadership of Sola, continues to support billions of dollars in business revenue and thousands of jobs for Miami-Dade County residents. I’m especially proud of the work director Sola and his team did in a moment of crisis to swiftly diversify and bring in new revenue streams, keeping many employed and business moving.”