MIA-FLL Monthly Traffic Reports 2012

January 2012 monthly traffic report for MIA:

Total traffic rose 8.65%..

AA traffic was up 9.11%. AA increased flight operations by 5.41% during the month.


  1. langbro

    March 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    langbro, post: 340, member: 2 wrote: January 2012 monthly traffic report for MIA:

    Total traffic rose 8.65%..

    AA traffic was up 9.11%. AA increased flight operations by 5.41% during the month.

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
    January 2012 Traffic Recap

    Total traffic for January 2012 was 2,042,122, down 1.2% compared to January 2011. Domestic
    traffic was up slightly, .5% and international traffic was down 9.8%. Spirit’s international capacity
    was down 18.2% and had a significant impact in overall international activity.

    January commercial operations totaled 20,000, down 2.4%. General Aviation totaled 3,871, also
    down 2.4%. Total aircraft movements for the period were 23,871, down 2.4% over last year.

    Airlines leading the way in traffic growth were:
    Virgin +37.3%
    Continental +14.1%
    American +13.7%
    JetBlue +12.3%

    Carriers on the negative side included:
    Spirit -12.4%
    AirTran -9.4%
    Southwest -6.2%
    Delta down -5.4%

    Traffic for February should show a slight improvement due to the addition of February 29th.
    However, overall traffic will continue to improve with the addition of new service by several

    JetBlue to Kingston, Jamaica in April and Bogota, Colombia in May
    Spirit to Denver starting in May
    Air Tran to San Juan, Puerto Rico in May
    A new airline for us, Alaska Airlines will begin service to Seattle in July

    The outlook for 2012 remains optimistic. The addition of the new service mentioned above will
    have a positive impact on overall capacity.
    Month % Change
    Feb 2.2%
    Mar 1.4%
    Apr -1.3%
    May 0.0%
    Jun 1.8%
    Jul 1.9%

    Two wild cards that could affect traffic growth are the price of fuel and Spirit’s commitment to
    return capacity to FLL by mid-year. Spirit’s addition of Denver service and future schedules
    indicate that they will begin to add capacity gradually over the next few months. Regarding the
    price of fuel, jet fuel is presently $3.33 per gallon, up 9.2% over the same time last year. Several
    carriers have added a fuel surcharge to the price of their tickets.

    January market share data for the top 10 carriers are listed below.

    Spirit 357,980 17.5%
    JetBlue 350,484 17.2%
    Southwest 311,526 15.3%
    Delta 254,482 12.5%
    US Airways 158,367 7.8%
    Continental 139,473 6.8%
    American 116,977 5.7%
    AirTran 92,302 4.5%
    Air Canada 65,622 3.2%
    Virgin 40,392 2.0%

  2. langbro

    March 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    February 2012 monthly traffic report for MIA:

    Total traffic rose 10.55%

    International traffic was up 13.28%

    AA traffic at MIA was up 10.86%, while Eagle traffic fell 0.7%

    Very strong performance across the board for nearly every airline at MIA. As of now, it looks like MIA will easily surpass 40m passengers this year for the first time ever.

  3. langbro

    March 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
    February 2012 Traffic Recap

    Assisted by leap year’s extra day, total traffic for February 2012 was 2,006,399, up 4.8% over February
    last year. If the month is adjusted to last year’s comparable 28 days, traffic growth remained positive.

    February commercial operations totaled 19,242, up 2.1% over last year. General Aviation totaled 3,440,
    down 7.5%. Total aircraft movements for the period were 22,682, up .5% over last year.

    Leading the way in traffic growth were the following airlines:
    Virgin +39.3%
    American +29.4%
    Continental +14.9%
    JetBlue +12.6%
    Southwest + 4.6%

    These carriers saw negative traffic:
    Spirit – 3.4%
    Airtran – 6.9%
    Delta – 6.6%

    On the international side, Canada was very strong with traffic up 21.3% over February last year. Condor
    continued to do very well and finished the month with a load factor of 93%.

    A significant development is the increase in load factor for the past several months. Prior to that time,
    load factors were leveling off on a year over year comparison. From October 2011 to February 2012, the
    average load factor increased by 2%. Seats for the period were down 1.7% but total traffic was up .5%.

    This relatively small increase has a huge impact on total traffic. A 2% increase on a 150 seat aircraft is 3
    passengers. At an average of 600 flights a day, that is 5,400 passengers a day, 54,000 per month, and
    648,000 per year!

    Southwest Airlines is a good example of this impact. Southwest total seats for February were up .2% but
    their total traffic was up 4.6%. Again, the impact of load factor cannot be overstated.

    As mentioned in previous discussions, Spirit’s reduction in capacity continues to impact total traffic. The
    positive trend in load factor coupled with addition of new service should help to offset Spirit’s impact.

    Upcoming new service includes:

    JetBlue to Kingston, Jamaica in April and Bogota, Colombia in May
    Spirit to Denver starting in May
    Air Tran to San Juan, Puerto Rico in May
    Alaska Airlines will begin service to Seattle in July

    Total available seats for the next few months are depicted below. If the above trend continues, traffic
    should be up from 2% to 4% for the period.
    Month % Change
    Mar 1.1%
    Apr -2.0%
    May 0.7%
    Jul 1.4%
    Jun 0.8%
    Avg 0.4%

    January to February 2012 passenger traffic and market share data for the top 10 carriers are below.

    Spirit 699,641 17.2%
    JetBlue 680,228 16.8%
    Southwest 625,513 15.4%
    Delta 507,538 12.5%
    US Airways 306,903 7.6%
    United 287,099 7.1%
    American 235,577 5.8%
    Airtran 182,789 4.5%
    Air Canada 134,641 3.3%
    Virgin 77,054 1.9%

  4. langbro

    April 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Some South Florida airports expect busy Easter weekend

    Passenger traffic trending up over last year

    By Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel
    April 7, 2012

    While South Florida airports aren’t expecting the crush of activity for Easter as they would for Thanksgiving or Christmas, some airport runways, hallways and roadways will still be busy this weekend.
    How busy?

    At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International passenger traffic Thursday through Monday is expected to be up slightly over the same period last year, with Saturday being the busiest day, spokesman Greg Meyer said Friday.

    Meyer said on Saturday not only will people be traveling to get to Easter festivities, many will also be heading to local seaports to catch a cruise.

    “We also have a weekend where people are traveling for Passover so it should be very busy,” Meyer added.

    At Miami International Airport officials are also expecting weekend traffic to be busy, continuing the increase in travelers experienced since April 1.

    Since last Sunday, the airport has seen passenger numbers in the range of 104,000 to 126,000 or increases of 11.5 percent to 26.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago, spokesman Marc Henderson said Friday.


  5. langbro

    April 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    MIA passenger traffic continues to break records, up 9.46% in March. Cargo was up 8.2%.

    International passenger numbers were up 10.22%, while domestic traffic increased 8.81%.

    In the first quarter of 2012 10,203,977 passengers traveled through MIA, compared to 9,317,496 in 1Q 2011.

  6. sandman

    May 3, 2012 at 1:22 am

    FLL traffic was down by 0.6% in March.

  7. Afi K. James

    May 4, 2012 at 12:04 am

    In Tradition.

  8. bigswinging

    May 4, 2012 at 12:35 am

    WHy is it an tradition?

  9. Afi K. James

    May 5, 2012 at 1:10 am

    bigswinging, post: 772, member: 5 wrote: WHy is it an tradition?

    Miami has always had a traditional airport.

  10. langbro

    May 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    April 2012 monthly traffic report for MIA:

    Total traffic rose 6.43%

    International traffic was up 7.73%

    2012 year to date traffic is up 8.73%

  11. langbro

    June 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    FLL traffic was down 2.1% in April

  12. langbro

    June 22, 2012 at 3:54 am

    MIA traffic increased 2.6% in May

  13. langbro

    July 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    FLL traffic was down 2.4% in May.

  14. langbro

    July 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    MIA traffic increased 3.46% in June 2012.

  15. miami1

    August 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm

  16. yellows2k

    August 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    FLL traffic increased 1.9% in June

    Through the first six months of 2012:

    MIA +6.8%
    FLL 0.0%

  17. langbro

    November 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    MIA traffic dropped 3.24% in October 2012.

    MIA closed fiscal year 2012 with 39,564,476 passengers, an increase of 5.13% over 2011.

    Aeroflot’s inaugural flights on October 30th carried 230 inbound passengers and 172 outbound. A330-200 capacity is 241.

  18. sandman

    December 13, 2012 at 1:21 am

    It appears that MIA is on track to barely miss the symbolic 40 million passenger mark due to slowing economies in Brazil and Argentina.

    It will probably come in above 39 million, still a record.

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