MIA Promises Exciting New Route Announcements After Record-Breaking First Half Of 2019

Miami International Airport’s CEO says there could soon be exciting new routes announced after a record-breaking first half of the year.

Passenger traffic in the first six months of 2019 was up by 688,000 passengers, for a three percent increase to 23.4 million travelers.

International traffic grew faster than domestic. Around 49 percent of airport traffic is now international, with 51 percent domestic.

“We have had an outstanding year so far in terms of expanding and diversifying our route network,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO in a press release. “We look forward to the second half of 2019 bringing additional growth and more exciting route development announcements.”

Two international airlines are already increasing their flights.

TAP Portugal will increase Lisbon service to ten weekly, from current daily service. Two of the new flights will begin in November, with the third in April 2020, according to the Herald.

Royal Air Maroc plans to increase service to MIA from Casablanca. Three weekly flights will grow to five weekly, according to Miami Today.

Aeroflot will upgrade the aircraft used to MIA beginning June 2020. A brand new A350 will be used on the flight to Moscow, with every business class seat having direct aisle access.

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Anonymous

Asia flights?

Anonymous

Honestly, it would be a big deal for MIA. Out of the top 10 busiest airports in the US, Miami is the only one with no routes to Asia. Granted, it’s also the furthest from Asia, but if it is technically possible it must be done.

Currently it takes over 24 hours to get from Miami to Asia, and there is no quicker option. Miami could have a lot more Asian tourism but it’s just inconvenient to get to.

305

Airbus is announcing the A350-1000ULR soon, which was developer for Qantas to fly non-stop to LHR and NYC. Will be interesting if an Asian carrier also orders one make service to MIA possible (it isn’t technically feasible with any aircraft currently on the market).

AA is a dumpster fire right now and canceled their A350 orders a few years ago. If anyone services MIA to Asia it will have to be a foreign carrier (and that would be for the best, they all offer a much better product/experience than AA)

Anonymous

What do you mean AA is a dumpster fire? The entire route structure or Miami. Or is about the cxl of the 350? All LAA employees have and have never had any interest in that aircraft. I guess the 777-300 and 787-8-9 are not up to long haul rotes out of Miami. Unfortunately the max has had a huge impact on AAs Miami’s operations.

POLO

Currently the B787-8, B787-9, A350-9 have the range to flight nonstop to north east Asia from Miami (Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Beijing, etc.).

Anonymous

what do you mean?

Anonymous

So Doha and Tel Aviv are no longer in asia? I think a stupid dog has better geography knowledge than the average american citizen.

Anonymous

OK if you want to get technical. You very well know we’re talking about Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore. Obviously Asia is a big continent

Anonymous

777-200LR has a range of 17,400km.
It’s 14,500km MIA- HKG and less to Tokyo.
Don’t know which airlines have that equipment, but should be doable even with safety reserve.
A Oneworld member could pick up feeder traffic from South America with American and Latam.

Anonymous

The only airline which could possibly fly this route is Delta and they’re not going to

Anonymous

Direct flight to Athens!!

POLO

I think one of the new routes will be Japan Air Lines Miami-Tokyo, commencing in 2020 in time for the Olympics.

Anonymous

We need non-stop Miami – Berlin

iFlyMIA

We had at one point. Sadly before AirBerlin ceased operations.

Anonymous

if i don t recall wrong was Dusseldorf than flight

Anonymous

We need non-stop service to Dubai, Tokyo, Berlin and Beijing.

Michael

Emirates serves Dubai out of FLL, presumably to compete with MIA’s flight to Doha. There probably isn’t enough market to serve both MIA and FLL.

Anonymous

This won’t happen, DOT regulates USA to Japan flights and all slots are being used. No further expansion/ routes allowed.

Anonymous

That’s up there for sure. Let’s hope for some exciting news as the winter season nears.

Anonymous

Hoping for direct flights to Iceland.

Anonymous

What about Domestic flights to Greenland?

Anonymous

Right? I want to visit the new Trump Hotel. hehe

Anonymous

I would love it. Thinking about my pied-a terre there to escape Miami in May and comeback in time for Thanksgiving

Anonymous

At least we already have international flights to Puerto Rico.

Anonymous

PUERTO RICO IS DOMESTIC

Anonymous

keep hoping. Tourism is down by double digits. American or Icelandair won’t add service.

Anonymous

We had WOW for a few months with non-stop to Reykjavik and it flopped

iFlyMIA

Asia or South Africa flights would be exciting.

Anonymous

they better start that 5B expansion fast!!

Anonymous

Miami International Airport just keeps growing, keep up the good work. When will we have a Miami – Asia connection? Bring Emirates or an alternative.

Also, here are some other domestic route suggestions from/to Miami International Airport: Portland, Maine; Portland, Oregon; Burlington, Vermont; Syracuse, New York; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Burbank, California; Ontario, California; & Lexington, Kentucky (American Airlines goes to all those airports from different airports/cities). Miami International Airport bring back service to both Salt Lake City and Tulsa (if there’s still a market or if it makes financial sense). Bring some more International routes by American Airlines. For example, Miami to: Amsterdam, Budapest, Berlin, Dubai, Dubrovnik, Kraków, Prague, Reykjavík. At least 5 of those International routes by America Airlines. Also, bring some international connecting cities/routes in Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, & Saskatoon (all airports/cities in Canada)

Anonymous

We also need some more routes in Africa!

Anonymous

I am just hoping for BETTER SERVICE at MIA!!!

Anonymous

Da!

Anonymous

as Pitbull would say, Dale!

Anonymous

Let me guess, China or some other authoritarian Third World hellhole Gimenez is cozy with.

Anonymous

China is a third world hell hole with more expansive infrastructure then first world miami

Anonymous

It’s amazing what you can do with slave labor and money you determine the value of. Besides, most of China outside the cyberpunk shots of free enterprise zone skylines and their HSR technology stolen from the Japanese and Germans, it’s a Central America-tier shanty town.

Anonymous

You obviously have never been to China

Anonymous

You obviously have never been to the parts the Chinese government doesn’t want you to see, which is 95% of the country.

Anonymous

I lived there for 2 years…
You’ve never been to Liberty City?

Anonymous

Awesome news

Michael

More flights are needed out of MIA, including our dream of a connection to eastern Asia. It’s unfortunate that Orlando has superseded Miami. They accomplished that by building on a very strong regional network. If we were smart we would make FLL that regional hub, with flights to places like Baton Rouge and Albuquerque and make MIA the international hub. Then connect them by express rail. A possibility: since there would only be two stops, run it down I-95.

Leo

Miami Dade needs to work on adding a second airport I propose expanding Opa Locka airport which is the nearest airport we have to a highway and The fastest alternative to get to fast growing neighborhoods in costal North Dade like Aventura. Plus if that Miami Megamall ever gets built up there that would be convenient to having an airport so close by. The Opa-Locka airport could be reserved for local flights not international since the planes would be smaller because the runway there isn’t as big as Miami international airport.

Anonymous

MIA is one of the best located airports nearest the city center…

Anonymous

Miami international is the most disgusting airport in America! I can tell you that because I have worked there for 17 years. New flights with passenger loads and baggage concerns can only add to uncreasing problems that the administration in MIA is already neglecting. As long as the corruption is alive and the pockets of these individuals stay full, there will never be anything promising about Miami international airport.

Anonymous

Oof. Stay away from TAP if you can. Have had some really bad experiences with that airline. Customer service is nonexistent

Anonymous

Their flights are always booked to capacity though

Anonymous

actually like TAP. Better than American

Anonymous

I think Greyhound busses are better than American!