November 28 was the busiest day ever in Miami International Airport’s history, according to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
A total of 164,000 passengers flew to or from MIA on that day – an all-time record number for the airport.
It is a record that likely won’t last very long, the Aviation Department said.
MIA normally experiences peak traffic days around New Years, and airlines have added 19 percent more seats this December compared to the same month in 2019.
November was the first month since the start of the pandemic to have exceeded traffic levels for the same month in 2019.
MIA’s gains accelerated towards the end of November when airlines like Spirit, American and Frontier added a significant amount of seats and border restrictions eased.
Overall, November traffic was up six percent compared to the same period in 2019, but increased further to a 14 percent gain between November 19 and November 30.
(photo: Miami Dade Aviation Department)