MIA Set To Break Passenger Traffic Records Again In 2016, Expects Asia & Israel In 2017

It was another record-breaking year for traffic at Miami International Airport, with more passengers than ever before.

Airport CEO Emilio T Gonzalez told El Nuevo Herald that the airport expects to complete the year with 44.5 million passengers, compared to 44.3 million in 2015. Cargo traffic was flat for the year.’

Gonzalez is aiming to add direct flights to Asia and Israel in 2017. Several new airlines plan to start service to the airport, but have not yet been announced, he said.

Arriving at MIA on an international flight will also become more convenient next year. The airport is working to reopen the Terminal E Federal Inspection Station in summer 2017. When it reopens, it will become the third passport and customs check area at the airport, meaning shorter walks and wait times for arriving passengers.