Miami International Airport had more international passengers last year than any other airport in the U.S., according to a newly released ranking.
A total of 13 million international passengers flew through MIA during the year, the 11th most in the world.
MIA also had the most international cargo of any U.S. airport last year, and the ninth most in the world.
It is the first time in recent memory that MIA has topped the passenger rankings, although it has been atop the international cargo rankings for some time.
Overall, the airport saw a strong rebound in 2021 with 37.2 million passengers – double the 18.6 million in 2020.
Cargo volumes broke records once again. In 2021, the airport handled 2.7 million tons of freight, up 17 percent from the the then-record 2.3 million tons in 2020.
There were 387,973 takeoffs and landing at MIA in 2021, up 54 percent over 202 and the ninth most of any airport in the world. It is the highest MIA has ranked by that metric in decades.