MIA Completes Renovation Of Two Concourses; Jetblue Will Share Concourse With American

Miami International Airport has completed minor renovations of two concourses, and decided where to place Jetblue.

The two concourses that were renovated were G and H – but neither will be occupied by Jetblue.

Concourse G had 67,882 square feet of vinyl tile replaced, while concourse Concourse J had 8,970 yards of carpet replaced as part of the renovation.

The airport was able to completely close Concourse G for the work due to the pandemic, which allowed for faster completion and cost savings.

Concourse G reopened this weekend, with a handful of flights on United Airlines.

Eventually, the concourse will be demolished as part of the Central Terminal rebuild.

MIA has also now decided on a location for its newest airline, Jetblue.

Jetblue will share a terminal with American Airlines in Concourse E, a spokesperson told The Next Miami.

Flights from MIA on Jetblue begin next week. The first flight will depart from gate E21, which requires a train ride.

 

New carpet in Concourse J:

New tile in Concourse G:

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Just knock the whole airport down and start over, Miami will constantly be chasing it’s own tail with these slow ass “renovations” instead of future proofing now

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its in the middle of the county. They could build a massive, modern airport between krome and the turnpike, something as impressive as denver’s airport.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Plenty of room for a new airport at the current site of Homestead General Aviation Airport. Would better serve the Keys and Southwest Dade too.

Elite Raccoon
1 month ago

I wouldn’t call Denver’s airport impressive but it is certain a step up above Miami’s. Can Miami catch Denver in terms of airport rankings? Only time will tell….

Anonymous
1 month ago

The last time something like that was proposed, some woman later named after a school in Parkland became famous.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The proximity of the airport to the city is kind of a good thing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

MIA could really use a central arrivals/departures hall like they have at a lot of Asian airports. The long narrow U-shaped check-in area is out-dated and over-crowded.

Also, whoever is responsible for signage at the airport should be replaced. Last time I was in MIA, I found a sign that pointed two different directions for the skytrain to the rental car facility depending on which side of the sign you were looking at. The side of the sign you would see while disembarking was the incorrect one too. So everyone arriving at MIA is pointed in the wrong direction to get to the rental cars. What a joke.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can’t be serious.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Concourse G felt like a dilapidated bus depot.
Even with the new tiles, it can’t be saved

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too bad this feels nothing like “Miami” to me. Grey carpet? Looks like a giant spill over half of it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Looks like a backroom where equipment was stored. Certainly not inviting. Why does this airport always appear second class, yet they boast of their billion dollar renovations?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is actually a world class airport whether you like MIA or not. Fly out of FLL then if it doesn’t fit your description of how an airport is supposed to be.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Easy travel to the NYC and northeast.. and one way to Colombia!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um… why would they renovate a terminal thats gonna be demolished?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because that renovation will take years and the space is still needed now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

To justify not spending it on Metrorail extensions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I was in Concourse G on Sunday and I thought it looked a little nicer with the tile. It felt cleaner but it’s still narrow and not much in terms of amenities is offered. I was hoping they would demolish it soon and rebuild it but I guess that’s not gonna happen anytime soon

Anonymous
1 month ago

FLL has benches in those long hallways such as the photo of concourse G and the D/E connector. People use them all the time.

Marc
1 month ago

Poor JetBlue, stuck in the 3rd world terminal that is Concourse E.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In fact I stand by my originals plans, build a new airport in homestead and have high speed maglev straight downtown, then slow ass renovate current MIA all you want.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That would certainly allow for taller buildings downtown

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh no, the same people saying extend the Metrorail to Florida City will tell you that a new airport would bring too much development and cause displacement! They want nice trains instead of buses, but generally reject proposals to build an airport or increase development in the area. The military base doesn’t help matters either since they reject any projects that disrupt their operations.

Anonymous
1 month ago

To much infrastructure and businesses are geared to the airport and the area around it. The airport is also connect to two highways because people rather get a uber, have their friends pick them up or drive themselves instead of using a train.

Anonymous
1 month ago

MIA would lose more of its customers to FLL if they moved to Homestead. FLL is more centrally located.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agreed. The current Homestead airport location is about as close to downtown as airports in many other major cities. MIA is somewhat unique in its proximity to downtown. It would be like Shanghai Pudong.

Michael
1 month ago

MIA has a lot of room at its current location, much more than most large airports. Plus it’s proximity to downtown and the beach are great! I agree though that the renovation has to move faster. Dressing up these two concourses just to demo them later is a waste of time and resources. I hope to live long enough to see the entire project completed….

Anonymous
1 month ago

What a waste to renovate and then rebuild shortly after, when JetBlue’s terminal around the same age at JFK was renovated quite well. Any replacement of the Central Terminal won’t last over sixty years, too. If people want to MiMo architecture preserved, look at the central terminal rather than some seedy motel or dilapidated bleachers on an island in the way of development.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m from Miami born and raised. They should make it more better for the people would enjoy the airport way more than the original look. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport it’s more updated it’s way nicer than MIA they have a lot of good restaurants choices to go eat at and more stores than Miami International Airport need to change the whole look scenery. I do agree with the other people they should make a brand newer one that’s my opinion.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully they won’t fly any 737 planes

J. M.
1 month ago

JetBlue brings in the riff raff. Pass….

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should blend in well in Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a really classist comment to make. It’s really a shame we can’t all afford to drive Bentleys. But maybe if the greatest concentration of wealth hadn’t just happened during the pandemic…

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean now the middle class can no longer afford to fly Delta to their vacation spots, and now have to succumb to flying JetBlue?

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you think Delta is cutting edge, then your standards are questionable.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh you’re so sophisticated…… do tell how you travel? Use this an an opportunity to virtue signal your douchery.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Class does not have anything to do with money. Any tourist on south beach who brings a gun on vacation can rent a bentley. They are not classy. Just thugs.

Marc
1 month ago

JetBlue has the best domestic J class in the US. I’m sure “riff raff” like you will be begging to fly Mint.