MIA Capacity At Record High As Spirit Airlines Begins Flights From Concourses G And J

Spirit Airlines is launching their first ever flights from Miami International Airport tomorrow, which will likely help MIA break new records for passenger count.

Spirit will operate out of Concourses G And J, airport spokesperson Greg Chin told The Next Miami.

A total of 31 new routes are being added by Spirit, including nine tomorrow and 22 in November and January. 20 of the routes are domestic and 11 are international.

Spirit will immediately become one of MIA’s busiest passenger carriers. The airline has also already hired over 200 employees for its MIA launch.

According to the airport, there are more airline seats being sold this quarter than in the same period before the pandemic.

Departing seat capacity at MIA from October to December 2021 is now 10.1 percent above its 2019 level – a year when the airport hit the highest passenger numbers ever.

Year-to-date through August, domestic travel at MIA was down just 5 percent compared to 2019. International passenger numbers are down by a much larger 50 percent though.

However, the federal government is expected to begin allowing arriving vaccinated passengers from 39 currently restricted countries, which should provide a big boost. Six of those countries were among MIA’s 20 busiest international markets in 2019.

 

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Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami Beach get prepared…….

NYC Loves Miami
14 days ago

Aren’t there cheap flights already available to South Florida? Will this really make that much of a difference?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Great News fir Mia, now is time for a total redesign of the airport, to support future needs

Anonymous
15 days ago

Make it look like Tampa international, that airport is beautiful

Anonymous
15 days ago

Nothing wrong with current design of it.

Anonymous
14 days ago

E and F terminals are terrible.

Anonymous
15 days ago

They should Re-route planes west so that we could build higher

Anonymous
15 days ago

Stop the nonsense!

Anonymous
14 days ago

LOL, better completely redesign the airport for the Kia of airlines. Never mind flights to Tokyo and other useful places.

Anonymous
15 days ago

MIA needs a whole new look. It’s extremely outdated that it’s past embarrassing. It’s now needed now.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Invasion of the big mammas from Hotlanta!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Bring on the obese American tourists! Can’t wait!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yeah.. because this county that’s built on tourism can use all the visitors it can get!

Anonymous
15 days ago

They should build a metrorail station here.

Anonymous
14 days ago

There is one already there.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yes, a Metrorail and Metromover with shore power, and 85 ft wide sidewalks, and a Trader Joes….only then will WE have a TRUE world class city,

Anonymous
14 days ago

I want Eataly!

Anonymous
14 days ago

We are nothing without a world class destination resort casino.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Skyline! Skyrise! Skyrise!

Lol
14 days ago

Skyscape too

Anonymous
15 days ago

They should not have stalled the airport redesign in 2020. They could have been a lot further along!

POLO
15 days ago

Ok, they plan to demolish Concourse G. Where are they going to relocate Southwest, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines, specially with the international carriers coming back? Like the Metromover, is should have happened yesterday!

Anonymous
14 days ago

“is” should have happened” or “it” should have happened?

POLO
14 days ago

Typo! Thanks anyway.

Anonymous
14 days ago

“Where are they going to relocate Southwest, Frontier, and Spirit Airlines, ”

Hopefully, Ft. Lauderdale.

Adrian
15 days ago

OMG Time to buy spirit stock.

Anonymous
15 days ago

They are down

Anonymous
15 days ago

Down is when to buy

(not saying that Spirit is necessarily a good buy)

NYC Loves Miami
14 days ago

Airline stocks are tricky. Good luck!

Anonymous
15 days ago

More ghettøs on our way… oh boy

Anonymous
14 days ago

^ An “Oath Keeper” member has spoken!

Anonymous
14 days ago

While I agree that the Spirit crowd is not the nicest, it’s usually filled with fat American rednecks, from what I often see at the airports. Think more Tr*mp rally attendees rather than urban blaçks.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nah, we take Jetblue or drive. That wasn’t us last spring break in South Beach, nor was it the majority of us in the Capitol Building on January 6th.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Rednecks don’t visit Miami Beach Beach because it’s too sophisticated for them. Besides, Rednecks go to tractor pulling, car demolition, and monster truck shows.

Lol
14 days ago

Vegas is more probable. This is out of touch bad humor. Spirit generally services major metro airports, not smaller flyover regional airports.

Anonymous
14 days ago

So who exactly was the majority at the Capitol?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Zombies who did what they’re fuhrer told them to do. And after they did it, their fuhrer threw them under the bus.

Anonymous
14 days ago

More traffic, awesome

Anonymous
14 days ago

Get ready for more of the 13% invading south beach.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Over-tourism….

Anonymous
14 days ago

… is better than Under-tourism.