Miami-Dade Aviation Department - 2014 Annual Report

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

On behalf of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department team, I’m pleased to present you with the 2014 Annual Report, an overview of who we are and what we’re working on. As Director of this dynamic organization, my aim is to promote Miami International Airport and our four general aviation airports to potential business partners; project a world-class image of Miami-Dade County to our valued passengers; and protect our assets in a competitive marketplace. This report summarizes our efforts over the past year to meet that three-part goal.
 
2014 was another banner year for MIA and our GA airports. At MIA, passenger and cargo traffic once again set all-time records, bolstered by new international airlines, passenger destinations and trade routes that further strengthen our community’s connection to the world. In the process, we hit a major aviation milestone by welcoming our 100th air carrier. MIA’s economic impact on Miami-Dade County also grew in 2014, as did the number of local jobs supported by the global gateway. Our GA airports performed admirably as well, led by double-digit traffic growth at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport.
 
While we celebrate our continued growth, we know that long-term success requires constant innovation and forward thinking. To that end, MDAD recently developed a comprehensive strategic plan to guide our organization through the next decade.  In the meantime, we present you with the 2014 Annual Report and proudly continue to deliver the world to our customers at no cost to County taxpayers.

Emilio T. González

Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department