For Immediate Release:
December 09, 2013

Media Contact:
Greg Chin

305-876-7017



STATEMENT BY MIAMI-DADE AVIATION DIRECTOR EMILIO T. GONZALEZ REGARDING COMPLETION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES-US AIRWAYS MERGER


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

“The Miami-Dade Aviation Department proudly celebrates the official creation of the new American Airlines, and we look to forward to maintaining the Latin American and Caribbean hub for what will now be the world’s largest airline. The merger of American Airlines and US Airways puts our hub carrier on stronger financial footing, which is fantastic news for travelers, employees and business partners at Miami International Airport and throughout our community. Just last month, American began four new international routes at MIA to Cozumel, Curitiba and Porto Alegre in Brazil, and Milan, each of which translates to more business revenue and job growth in Miami-Dade County. As the new American Airlines continues its transition over the coming months to one cohesive airline, we look forward to providing our full support in any way possible to further its growth at MIA.”


 

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