MIAMI — Miami International Airport got off to a fast start in September, when it welcomed three new international routes yesterday, with Silver Airways starting Bimini, Bahamas, Eurowings with a service from Cologne and Surinam Airways with a new non-stop flight from Paramaribo.
Silver Airways will now serve Miami with four weekly flights to Bimini on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The airline serves eight cities in the Bahamas from Florida, mostly from its base at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Eurowings, the long-haul low-cost division of the Lufthansa Group, arrived to Miami with a fully booked Airbus A330, adding the fifth German city served from Miami, and adding a major tourist destination to its network. According to Oliver Wagner, Managing Director of Eurowings: “Miami is an excellent addition to our new long-distance program. It complements Eurowings’ extensive net of short- and medium-haul flights in Europe and to neighboring countries.”
Surinam Airways has resumed its non-stop service to Miami with two weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays. The carrier suspended temporarily the route —its sole service to the United States— after safety concerns at Paramaribo’s Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport.
“We proudly welcome Silver Airways and Eurowings to MIA, and we applaud Surinam Airways for strengthening their presence in Miami with new non-stop service,” Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. Gonzalez said in a statement.
Before the end of September, Miami will welcome Scandinavian Airlines, which will launch three weekly flights to Copenhagen and four weekly flights to Oslo on September 28, followed by Dominican Wings beginning one weekly flight to both Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on September 29.
Before the end of the year, KLM will return in october to Miami, with three weekly flights to Amsterdam, together with Meridiana, which will launch two weekly flights to Milan in December.
“With six new airlines launching service in the last four months of the year, and with the busy winter travel season approaching, we are looking forward to another record year at MIA. Equally important is that the majority of our new service is beyond our stronghold region of the Americas, including first-ever service to Cologne, Oslo and Copenhagen,” Gonzalez said.