GREER, SC (WSPA) – Officials announced Monday that a weekly cargo flight has been added between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport in Mexico.
According to an airport news release, the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District and Senator International announced the addition of the weekly cargo flight from the Upstate to Querétaro near Mexico City.
Querétaro is reportedly home to automotive, aerospace and production operations.
According to the airport district, GSP’s cargo traffic numbers have increased over the last 18 months, with numbers up almost 42 percent in March.
“More than 11.3 million pounds of cargo came through GSP that month compared to more than 7.9 million pounds in March 2017,” airport district officials said.
“We are excited to support Senator International in their expansion of services,” Kevin
Howell, GSP senior vice president and chief operating officer, said. “These new flights to QRO are
another opportunity for manufacturers to move materials, parts and products quickly and more
efficiently. More and more companies are discovering GSP is a great alternative to the slower
turnaround time at the crowded traditional air cargo gateways.”
According to the release, GSP is also building a new $15 million air cargo apron to prepare for future cargo growth.
“This new aircraft apron will be able to accommodate simultaneous Boeing 747-800 freighter operations. This airport district will also break ground on a new 100,000-square-foot air cargo facility later this summer,” according to the release. “The new cargo apron and air cargo facility are scheduled to be in operation by the spring of 2019.”