New MIA arrivals area named after AA exec

'Peter J. Dolara World Gateway' unveiled at Miami International Airport

Published On: Feb 01 2013 02:09:25 PM EST
MIAMI -

A new arrivals area at Miami International Airport was named after a veteran American Airlines executive.

Peter Dolara, the American Airlines Senior Vice President from 1989 to 2012 who helped build Miami International Airport into the top U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and busiest in the nation for international flights, now has the main international entrance to the airport named in his honor.

A ceremony unveiling the “Peter J. Dolara World Gateway” inside MIA’s new North Terminal International Arrivals Facility was held Thursday.

“There are few people who have meant more to the growth and success of Miami International Airport than Peter Dolara,” said Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “For someone who has helped expand international travel in Miami-Dade County like no one else, it is only fitting that the entrance to our community from our new international arrivals facility is named in his honor.”

In attendance at the ceremony were  numerous former and current American Airlines executives, including: Tom Horton, Chairman, President and CEO of AMR Corporation; Gerard J. Arpey, AMR Chairman and CEO, 2004-2011; and Robert L. Crandall, AMR Chairman and CEO, 1985-1998.