More reasons to celebrate World Tourism Day
With service to 62 domestic and 76 international destinations across the globe and more on the way, MIA is giving its travelers a lot to celebrate this World Tourism Day. The commemorative day, held on September 27 each year since 1980, marks the anniversary of the adoption of the statutes that created the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The timing of World Tourism Day also comes at the end of the high tourism season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere.
MIA is already the busiest U.S. airport for international passengers this year, with 7.7 million of its 22.8 million total passengers through August traveling internationally. Its international traffic is expected to jump considerably in November when the U.S. government begins to allow vaccinated non-U.S. citizens from at least 39 previously restricted countries to enter the country again for the first time since early 2020. Six of those countries were among MIA’s 20 busiest international markets pre-pandemic in 2019.
Several airline route launches arriving this fall should give MIA travelers even more global wanderlust. American Airlines recently announced two new international destinations and six new domestic routes coming to MIA in November and December. With those eight new routes and other frequency increases, American will offer more than 130 nonstop destinations worldwide and 340 peak daily flights from MIA by the end of the year - the most of any carrier. From October 6 through January, Spirit Airlines will make its debut at MIA with 31 nonstop routes, including 11 international and 20 domestic destinations. In November, Frontier Airlines will launch nine new nonstop Miami routes, including plans to begin its first-ever service to Aruba and service to the Turks & Caicos, for a total of 41 nonstop domestic and international destinations served from MIA.
Want more reasons to celebrate? Learn why MIA was recently ranked the best mega airport for passenger satisfaction by J.D. Power.