American Airlines Flies More International Passengers & Cargo Through MIA Than Any Other Airport

American Airlines flies more cargo and international passengers through Miami than any other airport, the airline said this week.

American Airlines Vice President of Miami Hub operations Juan Carlos Liscano noted in the Herald that no other airline comes close to matching their operation at MIA.

Nearly 130 destinations are served with nonstop service by AA from MIA, and 85 of those are only served by American. That is despite the fact that MIA has more airlines than other U.S. airport, with over 100. 135 of AA’s MIA flights are to 70 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The company has struggled in recent years, with a declining stock price that has lagged other U.S. airlines including Delta and United.

In Miami, the company is losing its naming rights deal at the Miami Heat’s arena. It has also failed to match promises made to union members before its merger with U.S. Airways, including the number of flights to be added at MIA and new destinations from Miami such as Johannesburg and Tel Aviv.

Nevertheless, AA’s operation at MIA continues to be a powerhouse, something that “that no other gateway can match,” as Liscano noted. There are now more than 350 flights a day by AA at MIA, and passenger levels are at a new record above 30 million annually.

American Airlines launched its MIA hub in 1989 with just 19 flights to six destinations. Today, the airline employs 13,500 here with a payroll exceeding $1.8 billion.

 

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Anonymous

This is a gross misrepresentation, TNM: “In Miami, the company is losing its naming rights deal at the Miami Heat’s arena.”

They haven’t lost the rights, AA opted to not pursue a renewal. Very different.

Anonymous

If I can fly a foreign airline like Turkish or Avianca or Aero Mexico etc., I will always purchase flights on those airlines if the prices are nearly equal to those of AA leaving Miami. Foreign airlines usually have better food, wine, perks, movies etc… no idea why, but just always seems to be so. Even worth it usually to pay a little extra for the foreign airline. Maybe its cheaper labor, but for customer, it equals better service.

Anonymous

That explains why it looks stuck in the 1960s

Anonymous

That’s a bullshit fact, way wrong

305

AA is a dumpster fire all around, especially when it comes to their operations at MIA.

I hope that Delta’s move for LATAM means that they expand operations at MIA to “provide better connectivity” but more importantly give the AA monopoly at MIA some competition.

Anonymous

Remember they are and have filled the void left by Eastern and Pan Am(I miss both) we can get to a lot of cities without connecting and concourse D isn’t shabby.remember before the Traam connecting on AA going from concourse A to terminal D or E that was a pain

Anonymous

This is obviously just a response to Delta adding capacity at MIA to interface with its new LATAM partnership. Good luck American; you have actual competition now.

Anonymous

So come to MIA… We’re a step above Nigeria. 😉

Anonymous

LMAO

Anonymous

If you want to know if AA is struggling, their boorish rebranding a few years ago tells all.

Anonymous

Hold up American Airline=Bullshit Airlines, dirty cheap…..I would take Spirit Before American and Spirit is ghetto as fck

Anonymous

Well then why are you complaining? Stick with your ghetto Spirit

Anonymous

Lots of Cocaine.

Anonymous

And judging by your intellectual comment alone I’ll assume you consume lots of it

Anonymous

You all need to shut the hell up and check your facts so your saying MIA has more flights than JFK and LAX, stop saying BS statements that only uneducated Miami people would believe.

Anonymous

Hey bud, maybe you should take a second and actually read the article, but ill give your smooth brain a tldr; It says most airlines and most international passengers flown by American, not most flights.

Anonymous

Well why don’t correctly or you don’t know how: AA has more INTERNATIONAL flights out of Miami that any other AA hub, yes it’s AA largest (by amount of flights) international hub.