As far as airline passengers are concerned the poor management and lack of fiscal responsibility at MIA
has made FLL
two different markets....absolutely.
Lower fares, infrastructure costs, superior planning, and competition at FLL
are drawing pax from the Keys to Jupiter and west to Naples drawing not only from high priced MIA
as well....although population booms in PBI
help counteract that loss short term.
The airlines fully recognize this as more and more carriers and flights are added to the FLL
market while there are rows of open gates at MIA
's poor attempts at enticement of these carriers. FLL
sees even intl pax come thru there with connects at another us gateway to get to Europe rather than going to MIA
for a nonstop...and they make no bones telling you all about it either.
If it was the same market AA
would be fighting Spirit on the same airport...not 30 miles away...but AA
has no real comp at MIA
left now...it's long gone as shown in those rows of open gates....
The absolute best PR
is any article on woes at MIA
....and those reports keep coming and coming....making the market distinction between the two airports more pronounced daily.