American Airlines Merger means more Miami business

American Airlines US Airways Merger means more Miami business - “ . . . All of that taken together means that we will be stronger, have more propensity for growth than we already would have, particularly in a region that is growing.” He highlighted Miami as a region with significant promise for the new airline, calling the hub and the Latin American and Caribbean operation “the best airline franchise in the world.” “I would expect that the newer, bigger, stronger American will only mean more business through Miami,” he said. “Fortunately for us, Latin America is a place we see extraordinary growth potential — and we’re going to capitalize on it. Tourism and business leaders in Miami said they were heartened by Thursday’s announcement. “It just takes away the angst, it takes away the uncertainty, it allows for planning,” said Frank Nero, president and CEO of the Beacon Council. He said airlift in and out of Miami is one element that the council, Miami-Dade’s economic development partnership, markets to businesses. American carries nearly 70 percent of passengers at Miami International Airport, making its health crucial to the important tourism industry. Said William Talbert III, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. “For Miami, it’s only a positive.” Read more here:”

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