Phil Bakes, an assistant special prosecutor to the Watergate prosecution team, was president of Continental Airlines as it soared through its successful Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. His “reward,” he said, was to serve as Eastern Airlines’ president in Miami through its 1990 bankruptcy.
Italian airline Meridiana will begin serving Miami International Airport with two weekly flights from Milan starting on Dec. 2. Meridiana will add to MIA’s current service to Italy, which includes daily direct flights to Milan with American Airlines and to Rome with Alitalia.
Miami-Dade has more visitor centers than any other metro region in the U.S., due in part to its cultural neighborhoods and an initiative from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau that has led to five new centers in two years.
Low-cost carrier JetBlue announced Thursday it will start flying to Cuba commercially on Aug. 31, before competitors American Airlines and Silver Airways, which have also announced their departure dates.
The 8-year-old boy who was in critical condition after nearly drowning aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas has died, the medical examiner’s office in New York City confirmed Monday.
Bill Drier’s ‘Ain’t We Got Fun’ campaign for Carnival Cruise Line with singer Kathie Lee Gifford in 1984 helped double the size of Carnival’s fleet and grew the entire cruise industry in South Florida.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale are two of 10 cities — including four in Florida — that won tentative government approval to offer scheduled commercial air service between the United States and Havana, Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday. If approved, 20 daily round-trip flights from the United States to Havana could start as early as the fall.