MIA ranked best Florida airport for business travel

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Miami International Airport (MIA) is the best airport in Florida and 8th in the U.S. for business travelers, according to an inaugural study released this month by TravelBank. The study, ranked the 30 busiest U.S. airports based on five factors: transit accessibility; on-time arrival performance; overall quality satisfaction; parking rates; and nearby hotel.

“Congratulations to MIA for achieving high marks in the TravelBank study. Our airport is the first impression for business travelers to our community, so this accolade is proof-positive that we are moving in the right direction.” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

According to FAA and U.S. DOT data used in the study, MIA served 20.8 million enplaned passengers in 2016 and had a 79.1 percent on-time arrival performance in 2017 – both numbers ranking highest among Florida airports. The airport also received high marks in transit, which were calculated based on transit time, driving time, transit fare price, and the cost of pre-booked UberX rides to or from the airport. In comparison to competitors, MIA also stood out for its high overall quality and service, as well as the availability of more affordable nightly rates at nearby hotels.

“We are proud to be ranked by TravelBank as one of the leading airports in the U.S. for business travelers. We look forward to building on this ranking with additional improvements coming soon, which should take our customer satisfaction scores even higher.” Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola

TravelBank is a business travel management app built for both businesses and business travelers, providing easy means for booking travel, tracking expenses, & earning rewards.

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at www.MIAefficiency.com. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more, visit www.miami-airport.com. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

MIA to welcome Air Italy, more flights to Milan

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MIA to welcome Air Italy, more flights to Milan

Increased service between airport and fashion runways of Miami and Milan

 WHAT:           Tomorrow, officials from Miami-Dade County and Air Italy will celebrate the airline’s launch of four weekly flights at Miami International Airport (MIA) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first flight from Milan.

The new service will provide more service between the airport and fashion show runways of Miami and Milan – two of the top cultural destinations in the world.

                        The inaugural inbound flight will be welcomed by a water cannon salute. Air Italy’s first Miami-Milan passengers will enjoy Italian-style refreshments and live music. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by a media tour of Air Italy’s recently refurbished 247-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The inaugural outbound flight is scheduled to depart at 7:45 p.m.

WHO:             Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Air Italy Chief Operations Officer Neil Mills, and Consul General of Italy in Miami Gloria Bellelli will be in attendance and be available for interviews.

 WHEN:          Friday, June 8, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (Water cannon salute at 5:45 p.m.; ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m.)

WHERE:        MIA, Concourse E second level information counter (Media will be escorted post-security to Gate F15)

 NOTE:           Media must RSVP by noon on June 7, with their full name, date of birth and last four digits of Social Security number.

Skip the Straw Initiative – Florida Green Lodging Program

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Dear Business Leader:

Many single-use plastic straws end up along our beaches and in our oceans and waterways. Straws and other plastic pollute the water and harm sea life, including fish, turtles and coral reefs.

Businesses can help eliminate plastic pollution while still providing excellent customer service. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is surveying business owners and managers to find out if their management practices include providing customers with straws only upon request.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will promote Skip the Straw via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the summer. Please pass along this survey to others you think might be interested.

Thank you for supporting a healthy, clean environment for our residents and visitors. If you have questions, please contact me at 850-245-2116 or sheena.chin@floridadep.gov

Take the plastic straw survey.

For information, please visit https://floridadep.gov/waste/waste/campaign/skip-straw.