MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31781 posts, RR: 73 Posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
A truly great year for MIA. Final traffic figures are not yet announced, but based on preliminary numbers, a record breaking 35.6M traveled through the hub in 2010, more than ever in MIA's history as traffic climbed nearly 5% over last year. And already in January, American Airlines recorded its two busiest days ever in MIA history. Early release from MIA:
Quote: Preliminary year-end numbers for 2010 show Miami International Airport reached a new all-time high in passenger traffic with 35.6 million passengers, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2009. Projections show MIA was once again the busiest airport in Florida and is still the second busiest airport in the U.S. for international passengers, behind only JFK. The airport set record-breaking numbers during the Christmas and New Year’s Day travel period, with American Airlines recording its two busiest days ever at MIA in the first week of January.
2011 is already looking promising with three new carriers - Arkefly, KLM and TAP Portugal - and new routes and expanded service announced so far by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Iberia.
Robust growth in Latin America traffic, a growing interest by Star and SkyTeam carriers to use MIA as a connecting gateway, its growing importance as a U.S.-Europe gateway (only JFK is served by more European airlines among U.S. airports) and continual build-up of American Airlines' Miami hub operation should keep the traffic numbers climbing for the foreseeable future.