Miami-Dade Aviation Department - 2014 Annual Report

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

As Miami-Dade County Aviation Director, my charge for this dynamic system of airports is three-fold: to promote our facilities to our business partners; to project a positive and lasting image of Miami-Dade County to our valued passengers; and to protect our assets in a highly competitive marketplace.  My hope is that this annual report gives you a clear picture of how we worked toward accomplishing those goals in 2013.

It was a banner year for Miami International Airport, our County’s number one economic engine, with passenger and cargo traffic setting new all-time records including our first-ever year of 40 million passengers. Half of our travelers were international, making us one of only two major U.S. airports to achieve that ratio in 2013. MIA continued to add new airlines and destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America and Europe. In 2014, we will add the Middle East to our route network which will further expand our community’s connections across the globe and strengthen our position as the undisputed Gateway of the Americas.

As you’ll see in this report, positive momentum is squarely on our side at MIA, where we proudly continue to deliver the world to our customers at no cost to Miami-Dade County taxpayers. And with exciting new developments on the horizon, we’re poised to build on the many successes of 2013 and take our strong brand to even greater heights. Business is good at MIA, and the sky’s the limit on what we can accomplish.

Emilio T. González

Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department