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In October, Miami International Airport became part of Amazon Air’s cargo flight operations, at the same time that the airport was marking a nearly 4% gain in cargo carried for the year to date.

Amazon launched twice-daily freighter service at Miami International to destinations across the US. The new service is being operated by Atlas Air Worldwide with Boeing 767-300F aircraft and includes an onsite facility to sort packages bound for their next destination.

Amazon already operates four warehouses in Miami-Dade County, all within 12 miles of Miami International, the largest of which is a new 885,000-square-foot fulfillment center at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport completed this year.

The additional service comes as Miami International is recording substantial 2018 cargo gains, including a gain of 17.25% in domestic cargo tonnage and a gain of 1.78% in the far larger category of international cargo tonnage. In the first eight months of the year, Miami International handed 246,018 tons of total domestic cargo and 1,296,565 tons of international cargo, according to figures from the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department.