Posted on: 20 August 2010 by Mark Howells
American Eagle Airlines has unveiled its new location in the North Terminal of Miami International Airport (MIA).
Housing both American and American Eagle, the new terminal offers customers improved check-in and domestic baggage claim, with an array of shops and restaurants. American Eagle has completed the initial phase of its transition to new departure areas at gates D53, D55 and D60.
"We are all excited about our American Eagle facility," declared Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice-president based in Miami. "This facility will allow us to serve our customers better and to solidify Miami as one of the premier gateways in the country."
The new departure lounge features two concourse-level gates with jetbridges for convenient boarding. When the next phase of construction is complete, lower-level gates will eliminate the need for most shuttle buses to take passengers to awaiting aircraft. A new Skytrain is expected to open in September that will whisk thousands of customers per hour along the 1.4 mile North Terminal concourse, enabling easy connections to American Airlines flights.
The move comes just in time for American Eagle’s enhanced winter schedule, offering increased daily flights to twelve cities, including two new daily nonstops to Gainesville, FL on 1 October and two daily nonstops to Cleveland, Ohio, beginning 18 November.
American Eagle currently flies from Miami to more than 30 cities throughout the US and Caribbean.