Milan, Italy-based Cargoitalia plans to have two weekly scheduled flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport starting Feb. 3.

Cargoitalia will be the 15th all-cargo airline to serve the airport. It is expected to provide 10 new jobs and have a $15 million economic impact on Atlanta.

The flight was announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 18, by Mayor Kasim Reed, airport General Manager Louis Miller and Cargoitalia Commercial Director Roberto Gilardoni.

Mr. Gilardoni underscored the logistical importance of Atlanta for Cargoitalia.

“Atlanta is one of the most important air cargo gateways in the U.S.A., and we consider it a must-have city in our growing network,” said Mr. Gilardoni in a news release.

Mr. Reed visited Amsterdam, Netherlands, in November to promote Atlanta as a hub for cargo flights. He reaffirmed his commitment to this goal on Tuesday.

“Air cargo has a huge economic impact on Atlanta and the metropolitan area, and I am committed to growing this vital business sector,” he said, according to the news release.  

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