Articles Tagged ‘MIA’
The lull before the (winter) storm. Just 16 new routes this week but they involve airports in Canada, China, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Spain, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK and the US. Get ready, next week we’ll be reporting on the launch of over 150 new routes.
Miami is America’s third busiest international airport and busiest for US carriers. American operates a major hub with 60 international and 42 domestic destinations. How does it schedule its flights through a typical day and which routes has it added in the last year and which have fallen by the wayside?
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.
Florida’s airports handled 135 million passengers in 2006. Not as many as California but about the same as all of France. Miami and Orlando are among the world’s top 30 airports. Which airline transports most passengers through the region? What role do hurricanes and ‘spring break’ play, and which two new airports has Skybus ‘discovered’?