MIA Leads Nation In Growth Since Pandemic, Set For Record-Breaking Year

Miami International Airport was the fastest-growing large U.S. airport in the first part of 2022, and is on track for the most passengers in its history.

The airport is also on track to pass 50 million passengers in 2022 for the first time ever. The previous record was 45.9 million passengers in 2019.

According to newly released statistics, MIA served 25.5 million passengers through the first six months of 2022, up 8.5% compared to the same period in 2019.

Domestic passengers count was up 26% compared to 2019, while international traffic was down 10.5%. International passengers have been picking up significantly lately, however.

Airports Council International recently reported that MIA had the fastest growing seat capacity in the first quarter of 2022. ACI also said that MIA has seen the fastest rebound from the pandemic of any major U.S. airport.

In 2021, MIA ranked as the busiest in the U.S. for both international passengers and international freight.

The airport also ranked 9th busiest in the world for aircraft movements and 12th busiest for passengers last year.

 

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Anon
4 months ago

This city is changing. I see it with every golden doodle, every scooter, every Whole Foods. Like it or not Miami is changing big time

Anonymous
4 months ago

And we love it! More golden doodles, less feral roosters. More Whole Foods, less Sedanos. ❤️

the anglo seat
4 months ago

lol what anonymous is trying to tell you is make miami “white” again

Anonymous
4 months ago

Why do some people have to make everything about race? Are feral roosters and Sedano’s intricately related to POC? Perhaps the commenter was referring to Miami becoming more like other major US cities.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They’re related to Hispanic culture, which is what makes Miami unique and great. Miami becoming like other cities is not a good thing. You know this for a fact because you’re here and not there.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What makes Miami great is its weather and multi-culturalism, which should not just mean Cubans and other Latinos. There’s room here for all cultures.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hispanic culture is not the only culture that makes Miami unique. It’s a major US city so it will trend towards the demographics of other US cities which is not inherently a bad thing.

Truth Matters
4 months ago

Comment of the WEEK!!!!!

Antennae
4 months ago

This is the comment of the month.

Truth Matters
4 months ago

Oh please, can we have another supermarket besides Publix? They are not a bad supermarket but it would be nice to have variety.

Anonymous
4 months ago

you don’t like publix supermarkets ? i agree, we need more Sedanos

Anonymous
4 months ago

We used to have variety, including Winn-Dixie bigger than Publix at one time, and previously Kwik Chek, as well as Albertson’s Food Fair/Pantry Pride, A&P, Piggly Wiggly Grand Union, etc. You can thank Welfaremart for destroying the competition and lowering the bar on quality and service, and Publix filling that void.

Azarius
4 months ago

Yes but we need to be very careful of how these changes effects the population that made Miami Popular ( Latino, and Afro Caribbean communities) and learn from the failures of LA and NYC. Let’s STOP THE Racism and classism and create a space for EVERYONE not just a fraction of the population of the people

MIA
4 months ago

Great! Now build new terminals and demolish the old ones. Stop waiting until 2035.

Chyneesha
4 months ago

FOR REAL!!!!!

Mark
4 months ago

And a real fast shuttle MIA Downtown

Anonymous
4 months ago

Honestly I fly a few times a month and the MetroRail gets me downtown super quick. From the time I step off the plane I’m usually home within 45 min.

Metrorail supporter
4 months ago

I have been taken the Metrorail to MIA as well. It is a pity that not more people is riding the service. It was announced this week that they are going to reduce the frequency due to lack of train drivers and technicians.

Anonymous
4 months ago

More like lack of connections. Extend the Metrorail down to Douglas Road station with a few stops, and it will be viable.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That will never happen. MIA will be u/c forever with no tangible results!

Anonymous
4 months ago

By 2035, will we have better architects than Arquitectonica and Zyscovich, who will just give us an oversized bus terminal that won’t age as well, considering how old the existing ones are?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yet the actual airport is stuck in the 70s

Mark
4 months ago

Very true. what a embarrassment.

Mailman
4 months ago

And it’s doing pretty well for itself regardless of what you think of it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It dates from 1959, around the time as the old TWA terminal at JFK, and look at it appreciated and utilized for JetBlue.

Tropics
4 months ago

Just overtake MCO it irks me that they have been the busiest airport for (passengers only not movements)C’ mon MIA dethrone them.If Miami only had one airport serving the metro area unlike Orlando sorry Sanford doesn’t count the numbers for Miami would be eye boggling

Anonymous
4 months ago

So much growth and still no walkability. No good, modern and unified public transportation. No protected bike lanes. #sobackward

Anon
4 months ago

Downtown is criss crossed with a protected bike lane system…

Anonymous
4 months ago

This article is about the airport. But your points are valid about the city.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Practically every comment has been unrelated to the airport.

Anonymous
4 months ago

no walkability ? the city of miami was ranked the 4th most walkable city in the usa

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thats an absolute joke 🤣🤣

Anonymous
4 months ago

go to little havana , Brickell, midtown , edgewater, wynwood and south beach and see how walkable miami is

Anonymous-305
4 months ago

Walkability is more about the capability to live in a city without car. Miami is not accommodating outside of a few specific pockets, where not many people live. The public transportation here is just not enough.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Edgwater walkable? LOL…

Truth Matters
4 months ago

He’s absolutely right. Miami is one of the most walkable cities in the country. Don’t believe me? Go to Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Charlotte. America is not a country of cities. It’s a country of small towns that with 16 lane highways and outer suburbia explosive growth have become unified.

Antennae
4 months ago

Absolutely right. To find walkable cities, you must go to Europe. Only NYC is really deemed walkable in the U.S.

Anonymous
4 months ago

And DC, San Francisco and Chicago.

Anonymous
4 months ago

san francisco is very walkable , Chicago and DC are walkable in some areas but not everywhere

Anonymous
4 months ago

San Francisco is walkable, if you don’t mind stepping on human feces and needles and dodging aggressive beggars.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah, your right, the only way we can move on the sidewalks, parks, beaches, etc, etc, etc.. in the United States of America is wheel-chairing it.

lol…

ANON
4 months ago

That says more about the rest of the country than of us. Outside of Brickell and Downtown there are only pockets of walkability in a sea of car infrastructure.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Haha.. if prefer to go walking in 95 degree and 100% humid weather in this city.. be my guest. If you wanna turn yourself into a moving target when riding a bicycle in this city.. be my guest.

Anonymous
4 months ago

it looks like you never visited the walkable neighborhoods i mentioned. if the weather was as bad as you say it is, why so many people go to these neighborhoods ? weather is not perfect in NY city all the time, it can get very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer and people still go out for a walk enjoy the city

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s 95 degrees coast to coast in the US and across Europe and Asia lately. It’s summer. Actually Miami has been only 88-90, cooler than a fair number if places. The biggest difference with the Miami climate is you can walk around in shorts and t-shirts in the winter and in most the others you cannot.

anonymous
4 months ago

thousands and thousands of more cars in brickell / downtown

you get a parking podium, and you get a parking podium.. everyone gets a podium!

#winning

Anonymous
4 months ago

#stayonthearticletopic

Mailman
4 months ago

Metrorail has a train stop at the Airport now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now improve costumer service!!!

calivalle
4 months ago

Cali es Cali..

Anonymous
4 months ago

Cali is one of the ugliest big cities of colombia

Miami Winning
4 months ago

Let’s all sing it together- “Miami Winning”

Antennae
4 months ago

But no Asia connection yet

Azure
4 months ago

Great to hear but the airport is not keeping pace with its growth.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now please rebuild the damn terminals, those proposals are not even impressive.

Vincent
4 months ago

Now it’s time to completely rebuild the airport from scratch. MIA is a very unimpressive airport.

Mailman
4 months ago

It’s actually pretty impressive for what it is.