Miami, FL – OEP:KMIA

8-15-2015 KMIA MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (3,300 acres) Miami, FL Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KOPF] 7 N ; [KTMB] 12 SW ; [KHWO] 13 N ; [KFLL] 18 NE ;(ave. distance: 13 nm) Total Based Aircraft:28 (13 multi-props, 15 jets) Operations … Continue reading

Hubbing Strategies Increase Impacts, But Do Not Create Sustainable Airline Profits

Airline stocks have been tanking lately, in no small part due to strategy shifts by United. In a nutshell, United is trying to design a broad restructuring of its three domestic-focused hubs in Chicago, Denver and Houston. Why? Because this … Continue reading

The Third Head of the NextGen Hydra: How FAA is Jamming Arrivals Closer Together

Three months ago, the ‘Dissecting NextGen’ presentation was made in Des Moines, to help people better understand the impacts of NextGen around Sea-Tac International Airport [KSEA]. Included within that presentation was discussion of ‘Hub Concentration’ and ‘Route Concentration’, as two … Continue reading

One Table Shows the Reality of NextGen

Here’s some data to ponder as we start into a new year: a table, showing commercial operations at each of FAA’s OEP-35 airports, from 2007 onward. Focus first on the pink column, three columns from the right edge; the airports are … Continue reading


pg.1: Data & Charts pg.2: Document Archives pg.3: Airport History & Overview updated 10/4/2016 KTNT Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (24,960 acres) Ochopee, FL OPERATIONS: As of 10/27/2014, averaged 40 ops/day(0% local) BASED AIRCRAFT:0(total) single-prop multi-prop jet helicopter military glider, … Continue reading

Florida Airports are Particularly Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise

If there is one U.S. state whose airports are most vulnerable to climate change, it is Florida, where many significant airports are at very low elevation. The busiest Florida airport, KMIA in Miami, is at 9-feet elevation. The state’s fifth-busiest … Continue reading


KHWO North Perry Airport (536 acres) Hollywood, FL Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KOPF] 6 S ; [KOMN] 6 NE ; [KFXE] 12 N ; [KMIA] 13 S ;(ave. distance: 9 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 253 (210 single-props, 33 multi-props) (10 … Continue reading