Miami International Airport is a major airport located in unincorporated Miami Dade County, Florida between the cities of Hialeah,Doral and Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, and the unincorporated community of Fountainbleau.
The airport is a hub for passenger airlines American Airlines, American Eagle,Executive Air; cargo airlines Arrow Air, Fine Air,UPS and Fedral Express, and charter airline Miami Air.. Miami International Airport handles flights to cities throughout the Americas and Europe, and is South Florida’s main airport for long-haul international flights, although most domestic and low-cost carriers use Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which charges significantly lower fees to tenant airlines. Miami Airport is the premier gateway between the US and Latin America, and, along with Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Miami Airport is one of the largest aerial gateways into the American South, owing to its proximity to tourist attractions, local economic growth, large local Latin American and European populations, and strategic location to handle connecting traffic between North America, Latin America, and Europe. In the past Miami Airport, has been a hub for Eastern Airlines, Air Florida, , the original National Airlines, the original Pan Am, and Iberia. As an international gateway to the United States Miami Airport ranks third, behind New York-JFK in New York City and LAX in Los Angeles. In 2005, 31,008,453 passengers traveled through Miami Airport.