Operations at Miami International Airport Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analysis of Miami International Airport from a business and operational point of view.
# 149965 | 2,770 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 16, 2012 in Business (General) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper analyzes the operating and business environment of Miami International Airport as well as the major issues and challenges faced by the airport. The paper focuses on the need to examine the infrastructure of the transportation system for efficiency, integration and for optimal links. The paper includes several tables and graphs.

Objective of the Study
Analysis of the Operating and Business Environment
Analysis of the Major Issues & Challenges Faced by the Airport
Recommendations and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"The South Florida HIDTA reports that the Miami International Airport (MIA) is not only the busiest airport in the United States for international cargo but it is also the busiest airport in the U.S. for international passenger traffic and is "used extensively as an entry point for narcotics in bulk shipments." (Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2009) The Office of National Drug Control Policy states that Miami is "considered a "high-demand" destination for designer drugs and is a transshipment point between the suppliers in Europe and organizations in South America. Marijuana remains readily available in South Florida. The increasing role of small-grow operations and indoor hydroponics operations is adding to the drug's supply." (Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2009)
"The drug trade combined with money laundering and cash smuggling as well as a host of other illegal gang-related activities make South Florida "...a transportation and financial center vulnerable for exploitation by criminal organizations. South Florida remains as a significant command and control center for international narcotics trafficking organizations; is an international hub for drug traffickers and money launderers from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean; and has been identified as having the country's second largest concentration of Russian and Eurasian immigrants and proportionate career criminals and organized crime." (Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2009)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Miami Passenger Traffic Positive in April, But Can the Recovery Survive Swine Flu? (2009) Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. 1 June 2009. Online available at: http://www.centreforaviation.com/news/2009/06/01/miami-passenger-traffic-positive-in-april-but-can-the-recovery-survive-swine-flu/page1
  • City of Miami Springs NW 36th Street Commercial Corridor Market Study (2003) The Metropolitan Center. May, 2003.
  • Dooley, Susan Warner (nd) Revenue Optimization Assessments: Tale of Three Airports. Columbus Regional Airport Authority. http://2007conference.airportrevenuenews.com/presentations/day1/SusanWarnerDooley.pdf
  • Life Safety Master Plan (1998) Miami International Airport. SEC Project No. 1897081-000 Vol. 1. No. 201. December 1998. Online available at: http://www.miami-airport.com/LSMP/Vol1/201.pdf
  • South Florida HIDTA (2009) High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. Office of National Drug Control Policy. Online available at: http://www.ncjrs.gov/ondcppubs/publications/enforce/hidta2001/sfla-fs.html

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