MIA Surpasses JFK In Int'l Flights

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    May 02, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    Per The Sun Sentinel

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-international-flights-airports-20120430,0,3003365.story

    Miami International Airport has overtaken New York's JFK as the U.S. airport with the most international flights, Miami officials announced.

    The airport passed JFK in international flights during the first quarter this year and final quarter last year. It is averaging 1,288 international flights per week this quarter — one more than JFK, officials said.

    No other South Florida airport comes close to Miami's international prowess.

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    This is strictly in regards to FLIGHTS ONLY, not passengers. In regards to passengers, JFK easily surpasses MIA. Other top airports for international passengers include ORD, LAX, and EWR.
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    May 02, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidAlso, I'd guess that JFK sends passengers to more places around the world, where MIA's international flghts are mainly to Central and South America.


    Very true. A majority of the intentional passengers are coming from the Caribbean, Central America, and especially South America, with the rest coming from Canada and Europe.

    JFK, however, has tons of people coming from all corners of the globe, especially Europe and Asia.

    The busiest routes out of JFK (2011)
    -LHR; 2,624,827; American, British Airways, Delta, Kuwait Airways, Virgin Atlantic
    *This is an insane amount of people as well as airlines serving just ONE route pair

    -CDG; 1,228,241; Air France, American, Delta, XL Airways France

    -ICN; 906,106; Asiana, Korean Air

    -MAD; 688,312; American Airlines, Iberia, Delta Airlines, Air Europa

    -STI; 654,625; American, Delta, JetBlue


    The busiest routes out of MIA (2011)
    -LHR; 837,929; American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic Airways

    -GRU; 749,777; American, TAM Airlines

    -CCS; 716,798; American, LAN Airlines, SBA Airlines

    -EZE; 609,938; Aerolineas Argentinas, American, LAN Argentina

    -LIM; 561,800; American, LAN Peru, TACA Peru
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    May 02, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    Miami was also on the WORST airports list, infront of NY's LGA AIRPORT.

    JFK was listed as one of the more easier airports to Navigate,customer satisfaction and I have flown out of there 100's of times. Ive only flown out of Miami 3 times and 1 of those times everything that could go wrong went wrong.
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    May 02, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Jcaliguy saidMiami was also on the WORST airports list, infront of NY's LGA AIRPORT.
    My mom flew into MIA once to visit me and I had to pick her up.
    I've flown into LGA for a business trip.

    No argument here. MIA is definitely worse in terms of getting around, but LGA smells worse.
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    May 02, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Jcaliguy saidMiami was also on the WORST airports list, infront of NY's LGA AIRPORT.
    My mom flew into MIA once to visit me and I had to pick her up.
    I've flown into LGA for a business trip.

    No argument here. MIA is definitely worse in terms of getting around, but LGA smells worse.


    Ugh you should go to Newark, it reeks.
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    May 02, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    AirLandia said
    paulflexes said
    Jcaliguy saidMiami was also on the WORST airports list, infront of NY's LGA AIRPORT.
    My mom flew into MIA once to visit me and I had to pick her up.
    I've flown into LGA for a business trip.

    No argument here. MIA is definitely worse in terms of getting around, but LGA smells worse.


    Ugh you should go to Newark, it reeks.
    Been there, but LGA smelled worse.
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    May 02, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    Now if they would only make the customs and immigration experience in MIA less hellish everything would be good.
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    May 02, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    showme saidNow if they would only make the customs and immigration experience in MIA less hellish everything would be good.
    Just paddle across the pond in a homemade raft or bathtub, and dock somewhere near Marathon Island in the Keys like so many other immigrants. Much less hassle that way. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 02, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    showme saidNow if they would only make the customs and immigration experience in MIA less hellish everything would be good.


    + 3.5 hours stuck in immigration behind 6 flights arriving in 10 minutes of each other filled to the brim with Central Americans, who require extensive questioning and screaming children!
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    May 08, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    MIA and Miami in general is filled with tourists from South America. A lot of them come from Venezuela, Columbia ( <- A LOT OF THOSE), Brazil, and Argentina.

    A lot of them end up moving here after visiting or will buy a summer house or something due to the Hispanic Culture down here.