MIA’s First Asia Flight Probably Won’t Come From American Airlines

American Airlines is the biggest carrier at Miami International Airport, but they aren’t interested in adding a flight to Asia in the near future.

A spokesman recently said that American prefers to focus on adding flights to Asia from Dallas and Los Angeles “for a variety of reasons, including geography and demand.”

Local business leaders and MIA officers have established a MIA Asia Task Force, and are meeting with airlines in Asia to push for the service. A trip to China is scheduled for April 11-23.

In addition to American Airlines,  the task force is targeting Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air China, Korean Air, EVA Air and Hainan Airlines.

The Asian city with the highest demand to and from Miami is Manilla, Phillipines, but the route is not considered viable for economic and technical reasons.