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Northern Air Cargo begins Caribbean services

MIAMI: October 25, 2016. Anchorage-based Northern Air Cargo (NAC) is to begin cargo charter services from Miami to several Caribbean destinations on November 01.

NAC Alaksa 2The airline will operate a B737-300 freighter twice a week between MIA, San Juan, PR and Saint Martin; a weekly flight linking MIA and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and a once a week service between MIA, Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Santo Domingo.

"We look forward to welcoming Northern Air Cargo to MIA, and we wish them success on their expansion to the Latin American and Caribbean region," said Miami-Dade Aviation director Emilio González. "MIA's vast route network across the globe, in addition to our evolving cargo logistics infrastructure, continues to attract freighter airlines from around the world."

NAC is the third all-cargo airline to start service at MIA this year. In April, Canadian airline KF Cargo launched charter freight service between MIA and multiple points in South America. In November, U.S. carrier 21 Air is scheduled to begin eight weekly roundtrip freighter flights to Latin America, with six weekly frequencies between MIA and Bogotá, and two weekly flights between MIA, Panama City and Guatemala City.

Founded in 1956, NAC operates scheduled and charter services linking 13 destinations throughout Alaska from Anchorage. In March of 2006 the airline was acquired by Saltchuk Resources, a transportation holding company that also owns Aloha Air Cargo, TOTE Maritime, Tropical Shipping, Foss Maritime, Carlile Trucking and Interstate Trucking.

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