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'. In March 2017 MIA was recognized as top Airport by ACA-North America for Environmental Management.
MIA Airport is only nine miles northwest of Miami, accessible via Interstate Highway 95 South (exit: State Road 112).
With four long runways and 44.6 million passengers in 2016, 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.
By year-end 2016 MIA was served by 109 cariers - the most of any US airport.
New scheduled flights:
- KLMRoyal Dutch Airlines
offers 4 weekly flights on Airbus 330-200 to Amsterdam until June 2017.
- Volaris offers dailly Airbus A320 flights to Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Fist Air startd charter service to Mount Hope, Ontario (on behalf of Celebrity Cruises).
- WOW Air, a lost-cost carier started service to Reykjavik, Iceland
- Aer Lingus will start with 3 weekly flight to Dublin, Ireland, in September.
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). Note that its 'Hall of Aviation' opened late March 2017 (rotating its exhibits every 18 - 24 months) is located at the South Terminal's level 4 mezzanine..
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 of air conditioning & ventilation upgrades and other environmentally beneficial changes will be in place 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).