US airfreight wholesaler Solent Freight Services is launching flights between Quito (UIO) and Miami, with a twice-a-week service for a year. The flights, on a 747-400F, will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays in response to demand for perishables.
“This is the first new service between UIO and MIA in many years,” said Gonzalo Mogollon, president of Solent Air in Latin America. “We are launching flights due to demand in the floral, fresh cut flowers, fruits, and perishables commodity industry,” he added.
The flights are being launched with Trans-Caribbean Cargo, a Miami-based charter company, using a SkyLease aircraft.
While there are some air freight services between Ecuador and Miami, there has been “no new capacity in years,” said Simon Milne, Solent’s CEO. “Everyone in South America has been suffering due to a lack of capacity and very high rates, with aircraft being pulled for higher-revenue routes, such as Asia-US or intra-US.”
Expo Flor Ecuador
Eager to meet the team of Solent? From October 5-7, they will be exhibiting at Expo Flor Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador, booth number P20, floor PB.
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