Cargo transportation provider and airline Amerijet International, Inc. is launching three-times-weekly scheduled air cargo service between Miami and Nicaragua's capital Managua on April 17.

Cargo transportation provider and airline Amerijet International, Inc. is launching three-times-weekly scheduled air cargo service between Miami and Nicaragua’s capital Managua on April 17.

“We are extremely excited to be introducing this new service between the United States and Nicaragua, which provides a great addition to our existing activities in Central America, where we currently operate scheduled freighters to and from El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Belize,” says Pamela Rollins, senior vice president of business development for Amerijet International, Inc.


“The new service is expected to be well-received by local businesses, who have been seeking reliable shipping solutions,” says Alejandro Diaz-Vega, Amerijet’s regional director of Central America. “Our new facility is well equipped to handle perishable goods, hazardous material and dry shipments to support to local maquila industry.”

An Amerijet International Boeing 767-200 Freighter lands at Trinidad's Piarco International Airport

According to Rollins, the inaugural schedule provides three scheduled flights a week from Miami International Airport to Managua’s Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino (IATA code MGA), including a Sunday flight allowing local importers to receive and clear their freight as early as 8:00 a.m. on Mondays.

The new facility is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturdays.

For rates and cargo-specific questions, customers can contact Amerijet’s local office in Nicaragua at +505-2233-1624, Extension 2568 or via e-mail at sales(dot)mga(at)amerijet.com, or obtain shipping information and flight schedules at www.amerijet.com.

Amerijet International, Inc. is a full-service, multi-modal, transportation and logistics provider which offers international, scheduled all-cargo transport via land, sea, and air.

Fort Lauderdale-based Amerijet operates offices all over the world, serving destinations throughout the Americas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Amerijet operates Boeing 727-200 freighters and Boeing 767-200 freighters from its primary hub at Miami International Airport, where it has 210,000-square-foot export and 100,000-square-foot import air-cargo-handling facilities, as well as a 50,000-square-foot ocean cargo facility.

A custom-built 10,300 square-foot (227,419-cubic-foot) cooling facility was specially designed to maintain the cool chain integrity of perishables during the transportation process.

In addition to its up-to-date design features, multiple pre-cooling systems, and 24 hour surveillance, the refrigerated storage space is sub-divided into four climate-controlled chambers offering not only refrigerated, but frozen, and chilled storage.