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ATLANTA -- Air Cargo Germany made its inaugural flight into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Friday morning.

The flight landed shortly after 3:30 a.m. and was welcomed with a water salute.

"We are pleased to welcome Air Cargo Germany to Hartsfield-Jackson," airport general manager Louis Miller said in a statement. "Air Cargo Germany is working to expand its connections between North America and Europe, and Hartsfield-Jackson serves as the perfect global gateway to help achieve this goal."

Air Cargo Germany will fly between Atlanta and Germany twice a week, connecting cargo with locations in Russia, Africa and central Asia.