Miami MIA Airport Overview
MIA Airport is only nine miles northwest of Miami, accessible via Interstate Highway 95 South (exit: State Road 112).
With four long runways and an estimated 43 million passengers a year, Miami Airport is a major hub for American Airlines, and is host to a multitude of domestic and international airlines and charters offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. What's more, the Airport serves close to half a million passengers each week with destinations on the North and South American Continent and Europe.
New scheduled flights:
- American Airlines started on Sept. 7, 2016 its first flights to Cuba's Cienfuegos and Holguin airports, followed a few days later by flights to Camaguey, Santa Clara and Varadero. While scheduled service to Havana will start later, American is offer soon 84 weekly Cuba flights from Miami.
- SAS Scandinavian Airlines started late Sept. 2016 with four year-round weekly flights to Oslo (Norway) and three weekly flights to Copenhaten (Denmark)
- KLMRoyal Dutch Airlines will offer 3 weekly flights on Airbus 330-200 to Amsterdam between Oct. 30, 2016 & March 23, 2017.
- PAWA Dominicana offers daily flights to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) as of Nov. 16, 2016.
- Meridiana offers 2 weekly flights to Milan on 767-300 aircraft as of Dec. 2, 2016
The on-airport Miami International Airport Hotel has conference rooms on Concourse E, level 7 (305-871-4100).
Miami Airport has three terminals - the North, Central & South terminals (outlined under 'Terminal Maps' of this site).
Present & Future Airport Developments:
- It is planned to renovate the end of Concourse H to handle international flights of the large A380 aircraft. Added elevators & stairs will take passengers to the third level of the concourse, construct access points to present sterile areas, and Federal Inspection Service facilities at South Concourse for Customs /Immigration checkpoints. Gates H15/16 are being modified. Holding rooms will be extended, concession areas relocated & expanded and the current level 3 corridor convereted into a sterile corridor. No starting or completion dates are yet available.
- By Fall 2017- Under the Sustainability Project, $32M of installations will be in place of air conditioning & ventilation upgrades and other environmentally beneficial changes to drasticallly reduce carbon emissions
- By 2018, a new baggage screening system is to double current speed & is intended to replace the current manual system of Central Terminal, while the current automated system of South Terminal will be renovated - creating one interconnected system with 12 new X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) machines. The project also includes new post-security corridors linking Concourses G & H, while the North Terminal's gates are to be retrofitted for the new jets (later, this may also be done in the Central Terminal).