Published on : Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Miami International Airport adds seven new airlines to its collection of 65 airlines that fly passengers and out of the airport. At the same time, seven of its existing large carriers have registered double-digit passenger gains in 2019 compared to last year.
The airport’s passenger traffic has risen slightly this fiscal year, as per eight-month data by Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department.
With a total of about 30 million passengers between October 2018 and May 2019, passenger traffic rose 2.51 per cent from the same period a year ago.
American Airlines remains by a vast margin the airport’s biggest carrier, serving 18,432,854 passengers the past eight months through May up 3.17 per cent over the same period the previous year, October 2017 through May 2018. Handling almost 60 per cent of Miami International’s passenger traffic, it and its subsidiary Envoy Air had a 66.7 per cent share of the airport’s passenger market.
Delta and United remain among the biggest carriers but had slim to negative growth. United specifically carried 5.75 per cent fewer passengers here between October 2018 and May 2019 than in the same period the prior year.
Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport through the first three months of 2019 grew by 583,073 over the same period last year; representing a 5 per cent increase in the airport’s first quarter as per the department. MIA’s growth included an additional 306,421 (5.5 per cent) international passengers and 276,652 (4.6 per cent) domestic passengers year over year.