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Emirates arrives in Miami

Emirates is connecting global business and leisure travelers with it’s first-ever passenger service between Dubai and Miami. The airline celebrated the inaugural flight of its four times a week service when it touched down in Miami at 1100 hrs local time yesterday (July 22).

Emirates flight EK213 was welcomed by Miami International Airport with a water cannon salute, and drew in an audience of passengers, aviation fans and guests. For the first flight, the airline operated its popular Boeing 777 Gamechanger, and on the ground, showcased the interiors of the aircraft to guests, featuring its highly popular First Class private suites. With floor to ceiling sliding doors and sleek design features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Emirates’ First Class suites on the Gamechanger offer up to 40 square feet of personal space each, and ultra-modern design features.

Photo: From left to right: Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz; Emirates Divisional Vice President for the USA and Canada Essa Sulaiman Ahmed; Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava.

The airline will subsequently operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class for the four times a week service.

Along with Orlando, the new service to Miami provides an additional access point to and from Florida and expands Emirates’ US network to 12 destinations on over 70 weekly flights, providing more choice and convenient connections from the Emirates network to Southern Florida. It also links travelers from Miami, as well as Southern Florida, South America and the Caribbean to over 50 points across the Middle East, West Asia, Africa, Far East and the Indian Ocean Islands via Dubai.

To celebrate the new service, Emirates extended its signature onboard service to include specially crafted mocktails and cocktails on the airline’s food and beverage menu, and customers across all cabins enjoyed a zesty key lime pie dessert to round off their meal. To transform the inflight experience on the way to Miami, mood lighting was set to the signature red, white and blue US colors upon boarding and arrival. Customers in all classes enjoyed the 4,500 channels selection of on-demand entertainment on ice, including a Miami inspired musical playlist, as well as Wi-Fi and Live TV.

The new service will also add to the existing trade connections provided by Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, which has been operating passenger freighter services to Miami since October 2020. Emirates has been offering cargo capacity into and out of Miami facilitating exports of perishables, electronics and other components as well as e-commerce goods. Emirates SkyCargo has also in the past operated several charter flights on its Boeing 777 full freighter aircraft to transport champion horses from Miami to equestrian events around the world. Since 2019, Emirates SkyCargo has moved more than 7,700 tonnes of cargo in and out of Miami.

With the addition of Miami, Emirates now serves 12 gateways in the US including Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and Newark), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Orlando.

Flights to/from Miami will operate four times weekly on Emirates’ three-class Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates flight EK213 departs Dubai (DXB) at 03:10hrs, arriving in Miami (MIA) at 11:00hrs while the return flight EK214 departs Miami at 21:10 hrs, arriving in Dubai at 19:25 hrs the next day.

 

American to add new routes from the Miami hub this winter

American Airlines has made this announcement for its Miami International Airport (MIA) hub:

  • American strengthens its presence at MIA with two new international destinations in Mexico and Colombia in December.
  • Six new domestic routes launch this winter, further connecting South Florida to the broadest global network.
  • By the end of the year, American will offer more than 130 nonstop destinations from MIA, the most of any carrier.

This winter, American Airlines will continue to grow its footprint at its largest international gateway, Miami International Airport (MIA), adding two new international destinations and six new domestic routes. With today’s announcement, American further solidifies its position as the largest airline at MIA, operating 341 peak daily flights this winter.

San Andres Island, Colombia (ADZ)

San Andres Island, Colombia (ADZ)

Better connectivity to Latin America and the Caribbean

In December, the carrier will launch two new international routes from MIA: Chetumal, Mexico (CTM); and San Andres Island, Colombia (ADZ). With these new routes, American will serve 28 destinations in Mexico – the most of any U.S. carrier – and seven in Colombia.

 

Destination Frequency Flights Begin
ADZ Wednesdays and Saturdays Dec. 4
CTM Wednesdays and Saturdays Dec. 1

Photo: Miami International Airport.

Six new ways to head south this winter

This winter, American’s customers will enjoy the sun, sand and the world-famous nightlife of South Florida on their terms with the most options and convenient schedule of any airline. The carrier is adding daily seasonal service between MIA and Salt Lake City (SLC); and seasonal Saturday service to Albany, New York (ALB); Burlington, Vermont (BTV); Madison, Wisconsin (MSN); Syracuse, New York (SYR); and Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL).

 

Destination Frequency Flights Operate
ALB Saturdays Nov. 6 – April 2
BTV Saturdays Nov. 6 – April 2
MSN Saturdays Nov. 6 – April 2
SLC Daily Dec. 16 – April 4
SYR Saturdays Nov. 6 – April 2
TUL Saturdays Year-round beginning Nov. 6

 

In addition to these new routes, current daily seasonal service Oklahoma City (OKC) becomes year-round. Daily seasonal service between MIA and Des Moines, Iowa (DSM) and Milwaukee (MKE) will operate between Nov. 2 and April 4. Finally, year-round Saturday service to Fayetteville, Arkansas (XNA) begins Nov. 6.

Earlier this summer, American launched new, three-times-weekly service from MIA to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV), as well as new domestic service to Huntsville, Alabama (HSV); Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT); Milwaukee (MKE); Portland, Maine (PWM); and Rochester, New York (ROC). Service between MIA and Bangor, Maine (BGR) launched July 3. Starting Sept. 7, American will also be the first and only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service to Paramaribo, Suriname (PBM). Flights will operate five times per week with a convenient schedule for customers traveling across the United States to connect through MIA.

DHL (EAT) adds Brussels – Miami freighter service

Miami International Airport made this announcement:

DHL subsidiary starts five weekly flights from leading European hub for meds and vaccines.

As preparations for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine continue worldwide, Miami International Airport welcomed on October 1, 2020 (top photo) the launch of more all-cargo flights from Brussels, Belgium – Europe’s leading hub for handling temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical (pharma) products such as vaccines. European Air Transport (EAT) Leipzig, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, began five weekly flights with Airbus A330-200F aircraft capable of carrying 65 tons per flight.

European Air Transport (EAT) Leipzig’s LEJ hub:

EAT Leipzig’s new Brussels service follows launches by DHL Express and Amerijet, which began cargo flights between Brussels and MIA in March and April, respectively. Combined, the airlines now provide 13 weekly flights between the two pharma hubs. Brussels Airport and MIA were the first two airports in the world designated as Pharma Hub Airports by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and have been working on expanding their shared pharma route for the past decade. IATA’s Pharma Certification Program certifies that pharma products are transported in accordance with global best practices.

Last year, MIA handled a total of $3.7 billion in pharma imports and exports, with Belgium ranking as one of MIA’s top 10 trade partners for pharma imports at $12.7 million. Belgium was also responsible for $30.9 million in pharma exports. Additionally, with 18% of MIA’s pharma imports coming from Europe and 80% of MIA’s exports going to Latin America and the Caribbean by volume, the new Miami-Brussels cargo flights adds more muscle to MIA’s already strong connections with its U.S., European, Latin American and Caribbean markets.

European Air Transport (EAT) Leipzig’s routes from the LEJ hub:

American prepares for the Super Bowl at its Miami hub

American Airlines has issued this report on the upcoming Super Bowl in Miami Gardens:

As the big game approaches, Miami’s hometown airline is gearing up to welcome thousands of fans flying into MIA. The hub’s more than 13,000 team members are ready for their own big game, as they work to take care of those flying with us this weekend.

 

American’s Miami hub reaches record passenger numbers in 2019

In 2019, American Airlines set new records at its hub at Miami International Airport (MIA). Last year the airline carried a record 30.3 million passengers through MIA, marking an increase of 1.7% compared to the previous year.

“For the first time since establishing the Miami hub 30 years ago, we transported more than 30 million passengers,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President – Miami Hub Operations. “We also had a record operational performance at MIA with our best baggage handling numbers as well as our second best on-time performance in our history, all impressive metrics that highlight our focus on operational excellence.

“Our more than 13,000 team members at MIA are already hard at work ready to set new records, just earlier this month achieving our best holiday performance in our history. We look forward to another record-breaking year in 2020.”

The airline operates more than 340 daily flights from MIA to nearly 130 destinations, including service to more than 80 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean.

American’s hub at MIA, the airline’s largest international gateway, has continued strengthening its footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean since being established 30 years ago and will continue its growth in 2020. Set to begin this year are additional frequencies to Lima, Peru (LIM); Santiago, Chile (SCL), and São Paulo, Brazil (GRU).

American is a critically important economic engine for Miami and South Florida. The airline is the third-largest private employer in Miami-Dade County with an annual payroll of $1.8 billion, contributing more than $21.8 billion annually to South Florida’s economy.

American Airlines adds flights to Miami for the Super Bowl

American Airlines Boeing 737-823 WL N841NN (msn 30914) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 105229.

American Airlines, Miami’s hometown airline and the largest carrier serving Miami International Airport (MIA), is adding special flights from Kansas City, Missouri (MCI), and San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC), California, for football fans to cheer on their favorite teams at the big game. American has also added larger aircraft — Boeing 777-200s — from its hubs in New York (JFK), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX) and Chicago (ORD) to accommodate additional traffic to Miami for the game.

American operates more than 340 daily flights to nearly 130 destinations from MIA, and last year connected more than 30 million passengers through the hub. As the airline’s premier gateway into Latin America and the Caribbean, American provides service to more than 70 cities in the region.

Departure City Arrival City Date Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft
Kansas City, Missouri (MCI) Miami (MIA) Jan. 31 9:05 a.m. 1:13 p.m. Boeing 757
11:50 a.m. 3:50 p.m. 737-800
5:45 p.m. 9:44 p.m. 757
8:05 p.m. 12:03 a.m. (next day) 737-800
Departure City Arrival City Date Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft
MIA MCI Feb. 3 8 a.m. 10:27 a.m. 737-800
10:45 a.m. 1:20 p.m. 757
4:25 p.m. 6:51 p.m. 737-800
5:45 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 757

 

Departure City Arrival City Date Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft
San Jose (SJC) MIA Jan. 31 8:15 a.m. 4:41 p.m. Airbus A321
10:10 p.m. 6:28 a.m. (next day) A321
San Francisco (SFO) 11 a.m. 7:38 p.m. 737-800
Departure City Arrival City Date Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft
SFO MIA Feb. 1 1:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 737-800
9:45 a.m. 6:18 p.m. 767
Departure City Arrival City Date Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft
MIA SFO Feb. 3 8 a.m. 11:24 a.m. A321
10:10 p.m. 1:38 a.m. (next day) A321
SJC 8 a.m. 11:24 a.m. A321
5:45 p.m. 9:08 p.m. A321

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 737-823 WL N841NN (msn 30914) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 105229.

American Airlines aircraft photo gallery (Airbus):

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Frontier Airlines announces 25 new routes, including service to Central America, new crew base in Miami

Frontier Airlines today announces 25 nonstop routes, including its return to Central America with flights to Guatemala City and San Salvador.

The carrier is also adding service to two new destinations in the Dominican Republic: Santiago and Santo Domingo.

In addition, the airline introduced plans for a crew base in Miami.

Opening in March 2020, Frontier’s newest base in Miami will grow to more than 100 flight attendants and 30 pilots within the first three months. The base will create new jobs in Miami for pilots and flight attendants, contributing to the area’s economic growth. In addition, Frontier’s base commitment in South Florida will allow for additional flexibility scheduling flights and increased reliability.

New routes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

June 18, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$39*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

San Juan Airport (SJU)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

New routes from Miami International Airport (MIA):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

April 23, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$39*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

June 18, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$59*

Tuesday, Thursday

Guatemala City

La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

May 10, 2020

Daily then

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday effective June 18, 2020

$59*

Wednesday

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)

May 10, 2020

Daily

$49*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN)

April 23, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$49*

Tuesday, Thursday

New routes from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Cancun International Airport (CUN)

March 10, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$39*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Denver International Airport (DEN)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$59*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$59*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

March 10, 2020

Daily

$49*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santiago de los Caballeros Cibao International Airport (STI)

May 28, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

March 10, 2020

Daily

$89*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

New routes from Ontario International Airport (ONT):

SERVICE TO

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

El Salvador International Airport (SAL)

June 18, 2020

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

$89*

Tuesday, Thursday

McCarran International Airport (LAS)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Miami International Airport (MIA)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

May 10, 2020

Daily, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday effective June 18, 2020

$89*

Wednesday

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

New routes to San Juan Airport (SJU):

SERVICE FROM

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE:

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$59*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

May 15, 2020

Daily

$79*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ)

April 23, 2020

Daily

$69*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Frontier operates over 90 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S.

With over 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.

American Airlines celebrates 30 years in Miami

This month, American Airlines celebrates the 30th anniversary of its bold move to establish a hub at Miami International Airport (MIA).

In October 1989, American operated just 19 flights a day to six cities from MIA. Today, Miami’s hometown carrier operates more than 350 flights a day to nearly 130 destinations from the hub — American’s largest international gateway— including service to more than 70 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean. American’s Cargo operation has also grown substantially. In 1989, American moved 39.5 million pounds of mail and freight. Today, it moves nearly 380 million pounds annually.

The Most Service to Latin America

No other carrier at MIA offers as much service to Latin America as American. Last month, American announced increased service between MIA and:

  • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
  • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • São Paulo, Brazil (GRU)

Earlier this year, the airline added new service to Cordoba, Argentina (COR), and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (SCU) — destinations that can only be reached from the U.S. on American.

A $21 Billion Economic Impact

American is a critically important economic engine for Miami and South Florida. What started out as a small hub in 1989 with fewer than 300 employees has grown to be the third-largest private employer in Miami-Dade County with more than 13,500 team members and an annual payroll exceeding $1.8 billion.

American’s economic impact also goes far beyond the team members that care for our customers. More than 162,000 additional jobs are created through businesses that support our MIA operations, meaning that American’s Miami hub contributes more than $21 billion annually to South Florida’s economy.

“American Airlines has a significant economic impact on our county,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Its Miami hub helps drive South Florida’s economy, and its robust schedule is critical to our community’s economic development. We value American’s commitment to this community and know that its growth in the coming years will continue to stimulate our local economy.”

Investment in Miami and South Florida

American’s commitment to MIA doesn’t stop with its network and team members. The airline has invested heavily in the community over the last three decades and supported dozens of organizations, including the United Way, Camillus House, Autism Speaks, Feeding South Florida and the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation. In 2018, American’s corps of caring team member volunteers, the DoCrew, dedicated more than 30,000 hours of their time to these and other nonprofit organizations.

American is also committed to promoting Miami as a great place to live, work and play. The carrier partners with the Beacon Council, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, amongst other civic organizations, to ensure the continued growth of both the city of Miami and the hub. American’s success in South Florida has helped grow the city’s reputation as a premier destination for travelers around the world.

“Greater Miami is a global gateway and welcomes a high volume of international visitors daily,” said William D. Talbert, III, CDME, President and CEO of Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Today, the GMCVB celebrates American Airlines Miami hub 30 year anniversary alongside our partners in travel. With the majority of Greater Miami’s visitors arriving via air, American Airlines infrastructure investment in our community serves as a foundational platform to the local tourism industry’s vitality.”

Help for Neighboring Communities

American has also been committed to providing disaster relief for neighboring communities after a number of hurricanes impacted the region over the past few years. After hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc across the Caribbean islands in 2017, MIA team members immediately stepped up to help people impacted by the storms. American transported 460,000 pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico, including food, water, cots, tarps and generators, in wake of the storm. In total, the number of cargo and relief items delivered to the Caribbean totaled more than 3 million pounds.

Most recently, the MIA team helped colleagues in the Bahamas who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. American’s Miami hub raised more than $55,000 for team members who lost nearly everything in the storm. The team also shipped more than 14,000 pounds of relief supplies within days of the hurricane.

“At American, we know that what’s good for Miami-Dade is good for American,” said Liscano. “Our commitment to Miami remains as strong as ever. We will continue to be the airline of choice for our customers, the premier gateway to Latin America and a loyal member of the South Florida community.”

Air Ayiti to start Miami service on June 7

Air Ayiti is the new Haitian national airline which operates a scheduled network within the Caribbean from its Port-au-Prince (PAP) base.

Air Ayiti now operates with an Eastern Airlines Boeing 767-200 for its international destinations.

The airline is planning to launch the PAP – Miami route on June 7.