American Air seeing record growth at Miami International
American Airlines says it experienced record growth at Miami International Airport during September, with a 14.4 percent increase in passengers compared to September 2006.
American said the numbers are encouraging because September is considered part of the 'low season,' yet there was still 'unprecedented' growth at Miami International.
The air carrier said it had increased available seats 5 percent, yet enplaned passenger numbers were up 14.4 percent for September.
American noted that since 2005, its passenger volumes at Miami International have increased to 19.7 million from 19.5 million in 2006. So far this year, boardings for both American and its smaller American Eagle flights have surpassed the 2006 number each month.
'In addition to being one of our largest hubs, Miami is also our premier connecting hub for Latin American and the Caribbean,' said Peter Dolara, American's senior vice president-Miami, Caribbean and Latin America.