MIAMI – Miami International Airport (MIA) and Paraguay’s Asunción Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) have become sister airports, according to an MIA press release.

The sister airports agreement between the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and the Civil Aviation Authority of Paraguay will facilitate enhanced passenger and cargo traffic between MIA and ASU, according to the release.

MIA and ASU will exchange information regarding developments in infrastructure and air service along with marketing research, according to the release.

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Connecting the US and Paraguay

The agreement follows a 2019 visit to Paraguay by a Miami-Dade County delegation including MIA CEO Lester Sola among others, according to the release.

Sola heralded the agreement as “an exciting new chapter in our air service connections with Paraguay,” according to the release.

The release also included a statement by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto, who highlighted the agreement as “an important step forward to increase trade, business, tourism and cultural relations between Miami-Dade County and Asunción.”

Following the inauguration of a new route between MIA and ASU operated by Eastern Airlines (2D), the only scheduled passenger air service between the United States of America and Paraguay, the agreement represents not only a stronger connection between two airports but one between two countries.