Air Cargo Germany's inaugural Atlanta flight arrives Oct. 12.

Air Cargo Germany will begin twice-weekly service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced at the world’s largest air cargo trade show.

The carrier will operate a Boeing 747F aircraft on the route. It will begin with flights on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings, connecting cargo with EuropeRussia,Central Asia and Africa.

The International Air Cargo Association‘s biennial forum came to Atlanta Oct. 2-4 for the first time since it took off here 50 years ago.

“We are very excited about the continued growth of cargo here in Atlanta,” Mr. Reed said in a news release after announcing the new route.

Mr. Reed has been a strong proponent of air cargo, calling for Atlanta to become the logistics hub for the Western Hemisphere and saying that the airport should be working 24 hours a day to fulfill its economic potential.

The mayor also announced that the airport would build a new 100,000-square-foot cargo facility to serve freighter aircraft, pending approval by the Atlanta City Council. The facility could be operational as early as mid-2014.


As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...