MIA Overtakes JFK & LAX To Become Busiest International Airport In 2021

Miami is now the busiest international airport in the country.

Between January and June 2021, there were more international passengers at Miami International Airport than any other U.S. airport, according to Chris Mangos, the airport’s marketing director.

International demand is coming back faster at MIA than in other markets, Mangos told the Herald.

The airport is also poised to grow further with new routes being added by low cost carriers including Frontier and Spirit.

Until this year, MIA ranked as the third busiest international airport, behind JFK and LAX. For the full year ending in March 2019,  MIA had 20.6 million international passengers, compared to 33.6 million at JFK and 22.7 million at LAX.

FLL also ranks in the top 10 busiest airport in the U.S. for international passengers.

Still, international passenger traffic at MIA is down significantly in 2021, with just over 5 million international passengers during the first six months of the year, compared to 11.4 million during the same period in 2019.

International passengers normally account for 47% of total traffic at MIA. Through the first six months it was down to 32% of traffic.

 

 

 

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POLO
1 month ago

It will be great if this was the case during normal times. However, when things go back to normal, JFK, and LAX will probably take the lead again. The international traffic is mostly generated by middle, and upper class passengers from Latin America coming to Miami to get a covid vaccine.

Marc
1 month ago

And connecting traffic to Caribbean/Central America for those who were looking to escape the lockdowns up north

Anonymous
1 month ago

All this success, but MIA is still an infrastructural mess

Anonymous
1 month ago

It ain’t that bad. Spend some time in a pouring rainstorm on any NYC area road and you’ll appreciate what you have.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not exactly talking about the roads.

Johnny nyc
1 month ago

La guardia is a mess. I’ve seen airports in third world countries that make LaGuardia airport look bad.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Newark’s airport is pathetic also. It felt like I went fifty years back in time when I was there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Winning!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope everyone realizes that this is temporary due to COVID. WHen the world reopens, LAX and JFK will take the lead again.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why not? They’re huge cities with triple population. It’s still remarkable we’re way up there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lets see if this holds up. There are talks that USA will require a vaccine for foreigners to enter.

Johnny nyc
1 month ago

The Caribbean is next door and a whole continent in South America is a two hour flight. Not surprise. The question is how is this good for us ? More money to develop the airport ? In that case do it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All those pushing the vaxx issues are probably the biggest pro choice promoters.
But on this issue, they forgot their stance.
How convenient
Or should I say how hypocrite

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^get a life

Anonymous
1 month ago

He’s probably one of those hypocritical righties who took the Covid vaccine shot and told the doctors and nurses “sssshhhh.. don’t tell anybody about what I did.”

lol….

Anonymous
1 month ago

But we need to shut it down bc CoVId. Progress and growth needs to take a back seat to covid…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Unless Covid is stopped, there can’t be any progress and growth.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overheard in a Chinese Communist Party Strategy meeting:
“If only we can get all the stupid Americans to live in fear, fight each other, and destroy their own economy, then we will control world wide infrastructure in less than another generation”.
“All?!? All Americans….that is Impossible. You can’t get ALL of them.”
“Well….if we can find the weakest and most fearful of them all to lead the way in such an insanely stupid way, we can divide that country. The weaklings will sit in their homes, and tap away on their keyboards. The strong men and amazing woman who made that country the first and longest living country to champion the individuals will be overwhelmed by the victims and beta males.”
“Victims?? What do you mean by victims?”
“We have been infiltrating Academia for 3 decades. Watch as we negate the genius of their founding fathers, convince the lazy thinkers that they are oppressed in the USA. ”
“IMPOSSIBLE! No way can anyone in the USA think that they are oppressed. It is the wealthiest county on the planet. Their POOR people are overweight from too much food and from playing too many games on the iPhones we built for them!”
“Just watch Comrade. We have been at this for a generation or two. The young people have no clue what is going on, and the smart people are grabbing their wealth and heading to Florida. Once all the Federal Government spending crushes most of the country, only Florida and Texas will be standing. The smart people will be surrounded and conquered.”
“I still don’t believe it. The USA stands for Freedom, Liberty, Individuality and Unalienable Rights endowed by their Creator. It is the greatest structure in Western Civilization”.
“Just watch Comrade. There is probably an American right now typing something like, “Unless COVID is stopped, there can’t be any progress and growth”.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Once all the Federal Government spending crushes most of the country, only Florida and Texas will be standing. The smart people will be surrounded and conquered”

lol… another “Turner Diary” reader.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overheard in a Chinese restaurant:
Conspiracy theories cause testicular cancer

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh yeah.. so you think that Chinese conspiracy is a joke?.. well I reluctantly took the vaccine shot and now watch how these magnets stick to my head and the rest of my body… waitaminute… holdup… just a second… I think something might be wrong with these magnets… wait… just a second…

Anonymous
1 month ago

corvid isnt going no where and the need infections are many who are vaccinated. The death rate was already low and is now even lowered. How about you go live in fear and leave us along.

Anonymous
1 month ago

WRONG!!! MOST OF THE INFECTIONS, AND DEATHS COMES FROM UNVACCINATED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

How do you know they’re unvaccinated? The unvaccinated and vaccinated can spread covid alike. Everyone should continue to social distance and be mindful of areas they art.

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

You omitted a lot of information regarding the overwhelming profile of deaths from non vaccinated people. The question is why? Either on purpose or by ignorance. Not surprised b/c the media does this 24/7. Don’t expect to watch the local news to get all the details. I repeat THEY ARE NOT SHARING PERTINENT STATISTICS/INFO!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should really learn how to write. Anti-vaxxer and illiterate is too cheap a joke.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Best thing I’ve heard on this site.
If you want to live in fear, lock yourself in a bunker and buy an astronaut suit

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ll just do what righties do and stock up on guns.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And y’all wonder why Covid is up 😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

“And y’all wonder why Covid is up”
Yeah….all the way up to 0.26 daily deaths per 100,000 in Florida. Or about where NY was in May.

Q Anonymous
1 month ago

Covid > broward/mana