Miami International Airport Granted Final Approval For $5B Expansion Plan

MIA has been given the green light to move forward with a modernization and expansion plan.

Miami-Dade commissioners voted yesterday to approve the $5 billion plan, with construction in phases over the next five to 15 years.

Last year was a record breaking one for the airport, with over 45 million annual passengers for the first time and 2.3 million tons of freight – the highest level ever.

The expansion will allow cargo to double to four million tons of freight by 2040. The work will also allow passenger count to reach 77 million in the same time period.

As part of the program, the Central Terminal concourses E and F will be updated and expanded, The South Terminal (concourses H and J) and North Terminal (Concourse D) will also see new gates added.

Two new hotels are also planned connected to the terminals, including one with a business and conference center with exhibition space.

 

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Anonymous

…. but still can’t expand the Metromover

Anonymous

Run for politics and decide where funds are allocated, federal, state, and local…or hold your polis accountable.

Anonymous

Or at least vote in local elections.

Anonymous

They will be forced to do it at some point. Bigger airport means more flight, more tourists and they need transportation. Plus Miami’s population is growing too and can’t be adding so many cars to the already congested city.

Anonymous

…and no shore power.

Anonymous

You shore like to mention that.

Anonymous

I shore do.

Anonymous

To be shore.

Anonymous

Actually at MIA the airplanes do get plugged into shore power. The Miami cruise terminal should follow suit.

Anonymous

…or add bike lanes on the runways. The asphalt belongs to cyclists!

Anonymous

Only adding express lanes are allowed

Anonymous

The Metromover does not generate billions into the economy.

Anonymous

“five to 15 years” I’m sure it will be pushing for the 15 year mark.

Anonymous

Don’t you mean “I’m shore”?

Anonymous

$5B?? Can’t they just build a new airport from scratch with that money?

Anonymous

LOL

Anonymous

lots of red tape.

Azarius

I just hate they are not looking into new technologies so MIA is just as updated as new airports being built now… they should be looking into hyperloop link to move cargo between Mia Orlando(MCO) Atl

Azarius

It’s going to be outdated before they’re even finished

iFlyMIA

And when does it start?

Anonymous

Looking at the renders there is no way that ugly sh*t is $5 billion? Where the hell is all the architects that create some of the most amazing things you ever seen around the world? $5 billion! This renovation should be so spectacular you drive to the airport just to see it! $5 billion gets you portable poles with elastic ribbons for the lines are you serious?!!

Anonymous

What about shore power???

Anonymous

Guy move on. This joke got old really quick

Anonymous

For shore it has…

Anonymous

Shorely, you should shore know that if you want the shore troll to stop posting just ignore all of his shorry posts. Responding only feeds the troll some shmore.

Anonymous

Why don’t you move to another city that’ll shorely have the shore power that you desire?

Anonymous

Yes, airplanes use ground power at MIA.

Anonymous

What is shore power ? Some doo doo that AOC is pushing perhaps ?