Miami,
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April
2019
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06:07 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

MIA passenger growth takes off to strong start in 2019

Passenger traffic up more than half a million during first quarter

Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport through the first three months of 2019 grew by 583,073 over the same period last year, representing a five-percent increase in the airport’s first quarter. MIA’s growth included an additional 306,421 (+5.5 percent) international passengers and 276,652 (+4.6 percent) domestic passengers year over year.

Florida’s busiest airport for international passengers expects continued growth in the second quarter of 2019, thanks to the launch of four new international routes: low-cost carrier Norwegian’s daily flights to London Gatwick Airport on April 1; Royal Air Maroc’s three weekly flights to Casablanca on April 3; LOT Polish Airlines’ four weekly flights to Warsaw on June 1; and Corsair’s four weekly flights to Paris Orly Airport on June 10.

The Casablanca route provides MIA’s first passenger flights to Africa since the year 2000 and Florida’s only nonstop service to the continent. The Warsaw route will mark MIA’s first-ever service to Poland and the only nonstop route between Florida and Eastern Europe.

It is very encouraging to see MIA begin 2019 with a strong start, even before our busy summer travel season and the launch of four popular international routes. MIA grew by one million passengers in 2018, and we are optimistic about a larger increase this year.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department Director and CEO Lester Sola

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $30.9 billion annually and welcoming nearly 60 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at  www.MIAefficiency.com. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more, visit www.miami-airport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.