Miami-Dade Aviation Department - 2015 Annual Report


On behalf of the men and women of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, I’m proud to present you with the 2015 MDAD Annual Report. The following pages offer – fittingly – a 30,000-foot view of our progress over the past year, our plans for the future and the professionals who are making it all happen. In the 2014 edition of this publication, I summed things up by proclaiming that we had enjoyed ‘a banner year’ at Miami International Airport and the County’s general aviation facilities. That choice of words doesn’t even come close to capturing our achievements in 2015, but I’m confident that this report will.

Aside from absolutely smashing our all-time passenger record at MIA and realizing continued growth in our cargo operations, we made a concerted effort to set Florida’s leading economic engine apart as a front runner in the airport industry worldwide. A heavy dose of new technology in the terminal, strategic international route expansion, and knowledge-sharing with industry peers across the globe were all defining points in our 2015 effort. MIA also became America’s first designated airport hub for pharmaceuticals last year, again placing us at the front of the industry pack and on the leading edge of airport business innovation.

Our general aviation facilities more than held their own in 2015 as well, with increased flight traffic and private investments that continue to drive revenue without burdening local taxpayers. As an organization, we’re excited about all of our collective accomplishments, and we appreciate this opportunity to share the good news with you. Please take some time to review the 2015 Annual Report and see for yourself what the Miami-Dade Aviation Department is doing to serve you better.

Emilio T. González

Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department