Coronavirus is creating a cargo flight boom at Miami International Airport

While passenger traffic at Miami International Airport may be down about 90 percent, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, air cargo traffic is booming.

Crews who work in the airport’s cargo area have been busier than ever due in part to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s a little bit of everything, really. I mean one, it’s the seed season, one is Mother’s Day, but also we are seeing more flights associated with bringing in additional pharmaceuticals and PPE and so forth,” said Emir Pineda, manager for Aviation Trade and Logistics Marketing at the airport.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, the coronavirus hasn’t stopped the demand for flowers.

“People are still wanting to order flowers for their grandparents, their moms, a lot of people are still in isolation,” said Pineda.

Read more at CBS Miami (Brooke Schafer)


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