What's New @ MIA - 2011 (1st Quarter)

 

March 2011

 

 

MIA Welcomes Inaugural Transatlantic Route by Iberia from Barcelona  Adobe

MIA Welcomes Inaugural Transatlantic Route by Iberia from Barcelona 

Iberia.com

Iberia's Press Release
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Carrier will Begin Three Nonstop Flights Weekly

 

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Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director José Abreu (pictured) and other officials from Miami International Airport and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) welcomed Iberia’s first transatlantic service from Barcelona with service to MIA beginning on Tuesday, March 29.

MIA Welcomes Inaugural Transatlantic Route by Iberia from Barcelona 

The carrier now provides nonstop flights to MIA on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays using a 254-seat Airbus A-340/300 aircraft with a reconfigured 36-seat Business Plus section. The airline expects to transport 53,000 passengers on this route in the first year of operation.  In addition to the new Barcelona service, Iberia offers daily nonstop flights between Madrid and MIA.

MIA Welcomes Inaugural Transatlantic Route by Iberia from Barcelona 

The inaugural flight was welcomed with a water cannon salute by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.Continue  Adobe

 

 

 

Bon Voyage! Random Acts of Culture at Miami Intl Airport 

Random Acts of Culture Entertains Travelers at Miami International Airport

Random Acts of Culture Entertains Travelers at Miami International Airport

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On Friday, March 11, 2011 seven performers from the Florida Grand Opera surprised travelers at the Miami International Airport with performances of Verdi’s Brindisi “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from La Traviata

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Airline Grants Twitter Request, Flies Music Fans To Miami  Adobe

KLM Launches Scheduled Service to Miami

KLM.com

 KLM Press Release
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Ultra Music Festival

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  Airline Grants Twitter Request, Flies Music Fans To Miami (Local Channel 10 video)
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  Ultra Music Festival Gets Party Charter from Amsterdam (The Miami Herald)
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  Dutch DJ Sied van Riel uses Twitter to score direct KLM flights to Ultra in Miami (Miami New Times)
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  Tweeting Fills a KLM Jet (Business Journal)
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A group of music fans in Amsterdam contacted KLM airlines via Twitter asking for a flight to Miami, and the airline agreed to accommodate them. Live music played on the KLM Royal Dutch Airline flight during the nine-hour trip from Amsterdam to Miami.

D.J.'s spinning, passengers dancing and drinks flowing; but what they should have been doing was thanking Twitter, because if it weren't for the social media site, that serves 140 million tweets per day, the flight never would have happened.  According to KLM, it is the world's first airline to add a flight to its schedule following a Twitter challenge.

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It's been six years since the company had a non-stop flight to Miami, and it wasn't supposed to start up again until next week. But when the music fans tweeted they wanted to get to the Magic City for the Ultra Music Festival, the airline agreed to speed up the process.

"We asked 'How many people do we need to get an earlier flight?' It took KLM some time, but they replied 'if you fill the plane we fly,'" said D.J. Sied Van Riel. Five hours later, the tweeters managed to generate 351 reservations, and the airline scheduled two flights to Miami. "We just pulled it off. How ridiculous is that? Thanks to a thing called 'Twitter,'" Van Riel said.Continue Adobe

 

 

 

Central Boulevard Widening Realignment and Service Loop Project    

Central Boulevard Widenng Realignment and Service Loop Project

Central Boulevard Widening Realignment and Service Loop Project
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Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
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North Terminal
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South Terminal
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http://www.miami-airport.com/images/logos/box_bullet.gif MIA Mover
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Rental Car Center (RCC)
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AirportLink Metrorail Extension
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The Central Boulevard Widening Realignment and Service Loop Project provides improvements to the entrance and exit for the Miami International Airport (MIA). The improvements will separate commercial and passenger traffic with the introduction of service roads to accommodate commercial vehicles. The Project also will reduce congestion and will improve the vehicular traffic of the airport..

Central Boulevard Widenng Realignment and Service Loop Project

Scope of Work

  • New bridges
  • Roadway reconstruction including the perimeter road
  • Construction of north and south service access roads for commercial traffic
  • Reconfiguration of the existing Central Boulevard to go over the perimeter road
  • Improvements to drainage, pavement markings, lighting, signalization, utilities, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls, and landscaping
  • Airport “way-finding” signage including Digital Message Sign (DMS)
  • NW 42nd Court extension over the Tamiami Canal, which will provide further connections to local traffic

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Get Airport Food Fast, Without Eating Fast Food  Adobe (video)

New concept for getting fresh airport food on the fly is taking off.

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MIA's Spring Break Weekend Feature Events Adobe

PRE-SECURITY EVENTS:

  • Music by our Fabulous DJ
  • Giant Checker Board Game
  • Wii Beach Game Close Up Magic

POST-SECURITY EVENTS:

  • Photo Booth for Fun Photo Opportunities
  • Music by Resident DJ Joseph Anthony
  • Beach Scene
  • Giant Checker Board Game
  • Beach Balls Giveaways
  • Greeters in Beachwear

MIA's Spring Break Weekend Feature Events

Friday, March 18 & Saturday, March 19:

  • 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Terminal G Lobby 2nd level, pre-security, by Chilly's
  • 2:30pm to 5:30pm
  • South Terminal, post-security, retail connector by Duty Free Americas

Sunday, March 20 & Monday, March 21:

  • 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Terminal F Lobby 2nd level, pre-security, by Borders
  • 2:30pm to 5:30pm
  • North Terminal, post-security, Gate D15 Rotunda by Cuervo Tequileria

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American Airlines Announces Record-Breaking Numbers at Miami Hub Adobe

American Boards More Than 39,000 Passengers in a Single Day

American Airlines today announced it has hit a record-breaking milestone for its operations at Miami International Airport (MIA). On Saturday, March 12, the airline boarded 39,283 passengers at MIA, a record day for the hub. Sunday, March 13, marked the second-highest figures for boarded passengers, with 38,914 customers traveling on American.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Marilyn DeVoe, Vice President of American’s Miami hub. “Our flight schedule has been steadily increasing over the past years, and we know that these numbers will only continue to grow as MIA strengthens its reputation as a world-class travel center, thanks in part to the North Terminal.”

American Boards More Than 39,000 Passengers in a Single Day

American’s Miami hub now operates from the nearly completed North Terminal – a state-of-the-art facility with 48 international and domestic jet gates, a new people-mover system and expanded check-in and baggage facilities. Continue Adobe

 

 

MIA's Reward & Recognition Program

Congratulations to the Reward & Recognition Winners for January 2011

Congratulations to MIA's R&R winners for January 2011 -- Eddie Garcia and Stanley Jean

Eddie Garcia
Passenger Service Agent
American Airlines
Stanley Jean
Trolley Driver
Eulen America
American Airlines
Eulen America

 

 

 

Reinventing the Landscape

Mia galleries

Exhibit's Brochure Adobe

Exhibit's Webpage

MIA Galleries

Arts and Exhibitions at MIA

A Fresh Look at Traditional and Contemporary Painting

Reinventing the Landscape

We are pleased to present to you this unexpected and remarkable collection of painters reinventing the landscape on their own terms. Although their work is visually quite diverse, as a group, these artists are linked in their ambition to reconsider and re-imagine their outside world.

Reinventing the Landscape

Central Terminal E
"Reinventing the Landscape" is on exhibit
at the mia Central Terminal Gallery, located
just past the Concourse E security checkpoint.

Reinventing the Landscape

March through June, 2011
Miami International Airport

 

 

 

 

February 2011

 

 

Joint AA/BA/IB Premium Lounge Opens at MIA

American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA) and Iberia (IB) Opens First Joint Premium Lounge

Location:
Click here for North Terminal Shopping, Dining and Services Click here for Concourse D Shopping, Dining and Services past security checkpoint, 5th floor

Airline Location Map

VIP Clubs and Lounges

Press Release Adobe

 

Located in Concourse E just beyond the security checkpoint on the fifth floor, the newly opened AA, BA, IB Premium lounge spans 6,000 square feet and offers seating for 120 guests. The multi-functional Business Center has work stations, PCs with complimentary high-speed Internet access, two TV lounges, a children's room with HP PCs outfitted with age-appropriate programming, and spa-like showers. Travelers visiting the Premium lounge can also take advantage of complimentary food and beverages.

American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA) and Iberia (IB) Opens First Joint Premium LoungeÂ

The lounge is open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and welcomes oneworld eligible International First Class, Business Class and Emerald and Sapphire customers. Customers traveling on an AA-operated transcontinental full fare First Class (F and Z inventory) or full fare Business Class (J and U inventory) ticket, as well as Admirals Club members departing from Concourse E, may also access the lounge. Continue

American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA) and Iberia (IB) Opens First Joint Premium Lounge

 

 

 

Wine and Dine at Miami International Airport Adobe

HMSHost unveils the award-winning Beaudevin for airport travelers

Location:
Click here for North Terminal Shopping, Dining and Services Click here for Concourse D Shopping, Dining and Services by Gate D24 (skytrain station #2)

skytrain Map, Concourse D

Shopping and Dining

Press Release

HMSHost unveils the award-winning Beaudevin for airport travelers

HMSHost and Miami International Airport (MIA) celebrated today the grand opening of Beaudevin, a stylish wine bar making its American debut at MIA. Brought to the airport by HMSHost, a world leader in travel dining and shopping, Beaudevin is a sophisticated yet informal wine bar offering travelers a tranquil haven where they can enjoy fine wine and gourmet dishes.

HMSHost unveils the award-winning Beaudevin for airport travelers
Celebrating the grand opening, left to right: Elie W. Maalouf, President & CEO, HMSHost, Miguel Southwell, MDAD Deputy Director of Business Development and Retention, and José Abreu, Miami-Dade Aviation Director

"We congratulate HMSHost for opening yet another fine dining concept at MIA, which adds even greater variety to our diverse collection of restaurants in North Terminal," said Miguel Southwell, Miami-Dade Aviation Department Deputy Director of Business Development and Retention. "We are proud to be home to the first Beaudevin location in the U.S. and only the second in the world. North Terminal passengers can now sample exotic wines from all over the world without even leaving the airport." Continue Adobe

Beaudevin

 

 

State of the Ports Briefing 2011 Adobe

State of the Ports Briefing 2011

Newsclip: Miami’s Airport and Seaport Show Growth Adobe (Miami Herald)

Aviation Director's Biography

Port of Miami

More than 1,000 local business and government officials were in attendance for the 2011 State-of -the-Ports briefing. The event was hosted by World Trade Center Miami, the Port of Miami and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Aviation Director José Abreu and Port of Miami Director Bill Johnson briefed Miami-Dade County’s international business community on the economic impact of Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami in 2010 as well as projected air service development and trade growth for 2011.

State of the Ports Briefing 2011

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MIA Mover Progress Adobe (12.7MB)

State of the Ports Briefing 2011

News Clip Adobe

Video (Miami Herald)

MIA Mover webpage

Miami Intermodal Center (MIC)

Rental Car Center (RCC)

Photo Presentation

MIA Mover Progress - Photo Presentation
Briefing to Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee
Presented by: Pedro Hernandez, Division Director CEED
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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MIA Reaches New Heights in 2010

Miami International Airport set a new all-time record for annual passenger traffic with 35.6 million passengers in 2010, shattering the previous record of 34.5 million set in 1997. MIA’s total passenger count grew 5.35 percent, with international passengers increasing 5.77 percent to 16.89 million and domestic traffic jumping 4.97 percent to 18.8 million. MIA continues to benefit from American Airlines’ commitment to expand service at its Latin American and Caribbean hub. Together with American Eagle, its regional affiliate, American Airlines added more than 30 new daily flights in 2010 and now operates 310 flights per day at MIA – approximately 70 percent of the airport’s total traffic. In addition, eight other carriers began new international routes at MIA last year.

Cargo volume at MIA rose year over year in 2010 to 1.99 million tons from 2009's 1.7 million tons, up 18.8% rise. After losses in 2008 and 2009, 2010's 1.99 million tons marked a recovery of all previous losses and fell just short of 2007's cargo record of 2 million tons. About MIA

 

 

MIA's Airline Tidbits

MIA's Airlines Tidbits

Cities Served by MIA - Non-Stop
Cities Served by MIA - One Stop
MIA's US Airlines
MIA's Foreign Airlines
MIA's Cargo Airlines

 

 

MIA's Flight Destinations
MIA's Flight Guide Adobe
MIA's Flight Arrivals / Departures (real time)
MIA's Flight Tracker (real time)

 

In the News (Miami Herald)

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More new international nonstops were put into service in 2010 from MIA than from any other airport in the United States.

Last year's new nonstops are:

Moscow, Russia
Berlin, Germany
Munich; Germany
Milan, Italy
Paris-Orly, France
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Monterrey, Mexico
Brasilia, Brazil
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

In 2011, five more new international nonstops are on the Miami schedule

London-Heathrow, UK: March 27
Amsterdam, Netherlands: March 27
Amsterdam, Netherlands: June 24
Barcelona, Spain: March 29
Lisbon, Portugal: June 5

Copa announced that, as of June 2011, it will increase the number of flights between Panama to Miami from three to four a day.

Panama City, Panama: June 2011

 

AdobeXXIV Annual State-of-the-Ports Briefing

MIA Reaches New Heights in 2010

 

WHAT? 24th Annual State-of-the-Ports Briefing

WHEN? Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 12:00 noon

Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration 12 - 1:40 p.m. Briefing

WHERE? Miami Airport Convention Center (formerly Doubletree Convention Center) 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33126

WHO? Over 1,000 executives are expected to attend the briefing, which is hosted by the World Trade Center Miami, the Port of Miami-Dade and the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The cost is $50/person. RSVP by: February 4, 2011 (full payment required).

WHY? Aviation Director José Abreu and Port Bill Johnson will brief Miami-Dade’s international business community on the economic impact of Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami in 2010 and will forecast Miami’s trade growth in terms of best import/export markets for 2011. Continue

For further information contact: Charlotte Gallogly or Emy Rodriguez at 305-871-7910 or visit http://www.worldtrade.org/State-of-the-Ports/2011/information.htm

 

 

 

January 2011

 

Fodor's 10 Best Airports for Layovers Adobe

Fodor's 10 Best Airports for Layovers

Fodors.com

News Clips

In January, internationally renowned travel website Fodor’s ranked MIA among the top 10 airports in the world for passengers to spend a layover. According to Fodor’s: “As a gateway for routes south, it’s no surprise that Miami is stocked with amazing Latino site-specific art projects like the massive and colorful Carybé murals, while the mobile Andan Volando by Emilio Adan Martinez dangles from the ceiling of the North Terminal. But the Latino food refuses to be upstaged: guava pastelitos from Café La Carreta and café cortaditos and ham and cheese empanadas from Café Versailles are as good as anything you’ll find below the equator.” For more information, go to http://www.fodors.com/travel-photography/10-best-airports-for-layovers-214.html.

Carybé murals
Carybé murals

 

  Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies envisions a world where their services are rendered obsolete because people with IDD are fully integrated into society. Continue.

Best Buddies


South Terminal Concession Hall,
just past security checkpoint.

 

 

Travel Time Message Boards Installed on State Roads to MIA Adobe

Drivers traveling to Miami International Airport began receiving on January 12 up-to-the-minute travel time information on state roads leading to the airport, thanks to a joint effort between the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation. The nine new dynamic message signs (DMS) provide time estimates at strategic points on the I-95, I-195, State Road 924 and State Road 826 so travelers can make more informed driving decisions and avoid congestion.Continue Adobe

Travel Times Messages to Miami International Airport (MIA) Begin January 12, 2011

 

  < size="4">100 Latinos / Hispanos Miami: A Journey of Success

100 Latinos/Hispanos Miami is a project that identifies and recognizes a group of individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds and age groups in the South Florida area, and who by virtue of their talent and success contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of the region. Continue.


North Terminal D,
by Gate D26 ( map)

 

 

What's New @ MIA - Year in Review 2010

What's New @ MIA - Year in Review 2010

 

 

What's New @ MIA - Year in Review 2010

 

 

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