Publicado em 18 de janeiro de 2013 às 19:05

Miami Airport hits record in 2012 with help of Brazilians

According to information released on Friday (18) by Miami International Airport, the airport reached a new record in the number of passengers carried. In part, this was due to flights with connections with Brazil. The record number of commodities was also beaten, surpassing two million tonnes transported.
In 2012, 39.5 million people passed through the airport (1.1 million more than the previous year, 2011).
The number of foreigners passing through the airport rose by 5.2%, reaching 19.4 million, while the number of Americans who have gone through the site rose just 1%, to 20.1 million. Following this trend, soon the number of foreigners will exceed the number of Americans who use the airport.
The trend of the airport is contrary to what is seen elsewhere in the country, which still suffers from economic problems.
The Miami airport offers flights to several Brazilian cities like Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. Brazil was the main international market for the airport in 2011, and this result should be the same when released in 2012. The companies American Airlines, TAM and Gol offer 123 flights per week between Miami and cities of Brazil.

Da redação com informações R7