Miami MIA Airport Overview

Miami International Airport MIA serves the City of Miami and Dade County in south-east Florida, is Florida's primary Airport, and one busiest U.S. Airport - serving as gateway to the Caribbean, Latin America, & Europe.  MIA is one of the fastest-growing Airports in the U.S. - rated to be among America's ten best.   In early 2015, Miami AP:  TRB (Transport Research Board), recognized MIA as 'one of the best U.S. airports for customer service'.

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 until June 2017.
- PAWA Dominicana offers daily flights to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) since Nov. 2016.
- Meridiana offers 2 weekly flights to Milan on 767-300 aircraft as of Dec. 2, 2016
- Volaris will offer dailly  Airbus A320 flights to Guadalajara, Mexico as of Feb. 2017.

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 converted 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).

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MIA Delays: 15 mins or less.


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