Traffic continues to surge at Miami International Airport, putting it on track for its best year ever.
The airport is on pace to surpass 50 million annual passengers for the first time in its history, according to an announcement today from Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department.
From January through October 2022, MIA served 42 million passengers, an increase of 10.5% over the same period in 2019.
MIA has been the fastest-growing large U.S. airport in airline seat capacity in 2022 versus 2019, according to Airports Council International-North America.
Since November 2020, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines have launched service at MIA for the first time ever.
Combined with Frontier Airlines, the four low-cost carriers now handle 12.6% of the seat capacity at MIA and are among MIA’s 10 busiest airlines. Hub carrier American Airlines currently handles 58.9% of MIA’s capacity.
Three bond rating agencies – Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings, and Moody’s Investor Service, all recently recognized the strong performance of the airport an upgraded their ratings of Miami-Dade County’s Aviation Revenue Bonds.