Soaring Demand For Flights To Miami After Feds Finally Agree To Reopen Border

Miami International Airport appears poised to shatter record passenger numbers now that the Biden administration has finally made plans to reopen the border to international passengers.

Airlines are reporting a surge in bookings to Miami following the announcement.

Currently, non-Americans who have been in the Schengen Area, UK or Brazil within the past 14 days are not permitted to enter the U.S. Those areas are normally a major source of traffic to MIA.

The Biden administration announced this month that anyone fully inoculated with a vaccine authorized by the Food & Drug Administration or World Health Organization will be permitted to enter the U.S. sometime in early November. Exact dates and rules have not yet been finalized.

The announcement caused ticket sales to Miami to boom, according to a press release from Lufthansa.

The company said that demand tripled following the announcement, and was higher than the same period in 2019.

Miami was the highest demand city for flights, along with New York, Lufthansa said.

Lufthansa will be offering daily flights to Frankfurt (on a 747) and Munich (on an A350), along with a daily Swiss flight to Zurich. The company is also considering further increasing flights.

 

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Anonymous
20 days ago

Lufthansa should add direct Miami to Berlin service, there is none since AirBerlin went under a few years ago…

Anonymous
20 days ago

Yeah, I like to fly to gay Berlin nonstop!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Don’t worry, unless you forget to turn off your Grindr profile on your home computer, your wife and daughters will never find out that your “conferences” in Frankfurt from now on will be held Gay Berlin.

Gay Berliner
19 days ago

You sound jealous. Don’t be mad that we have more fun.

Anonymous
20 days ago

This will also be good news for people leaving Miami to travel abroad. Was down in Costa Rica and having to deal with getting a PCR test was not pleasant

Anonymous
20 days ago

They haven’t said if a test will still be required for vaccinated Americans returning, as far as I can see. Only that there will be more testing for unvaccinated.

Anonymous
20 days ago

But, if you’re vaccinated… Oh forget it…..

Anonymous
18 days ago

The US has been clear on this for about a year. A negative COVID test is required for entry to the US. I’ve flown back in several times in 2020-2021

Anonymous
20 days ago

Why thex Zurich Airport in pics?

Anonymous
18 days ago

Why not?

Anonymous
19 days ago

Wait until the Fall “resurgence” as an excuse for more arbitrary closures, lockdowns, mask mandates, and peddling for a third dose.

Anonymous
18 days ago

DeSantis won’t allow that until he kills every one of us.

Anonymous
20 days ago

We’re becoming too appealing and successful for our own good….terrible need to address roadways and other transit options

Anonymous
20 days ago

^

“?”

Anonymous
20 days ago

so you want Miami to be less appealing and successful?

Anonymous
20 days ago

Not to mention everyone being forced out of their apartments with rents doubling

Anonymous
19 days ago

The great play is to own apartments at a good basis. No one one can “force you out”

Anonymous
19 days ago

Tell me about it…So many potholes on NE2nd Avenue.