Miami International Airport Nearly Broke Record On Sunday For Busiest Day Ever

Update: This past Sunday was the second busiest day ever recorded in the history of MIA.

 

Miami International Airport looks set to shatter all-time passenger records – and the airport just had its busiest day since the pandemic began.

New records could happen as soon as this week.

Ralph Cutie, who oversees the airport, told WLRN Sundial that Sunday was the busiest day since the Covid-19 crisis hit.

MIA also came close to its busiest day of all time on Sunday – despite it still being mid-November

Sunday was the second busiest day in MIA’s history, an airport spokesperson told the Herald.

The airport usually has all-time high numbers around New Years.

This year however, airlines including American, Spirit, Frontier, Southwest and JetBlue have added millions of new seats at MIA, making it the fastest growing airport in the U.S. over the past year, and one of the busiest on the world.

Cutie advised passengers to arrive 2 hours early for domestic flights, and 3 hours early for international flights.

 

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Anonymous
9 days ago

Excellent news. Just a few years ago, the naysayers were telling us that the discount airlines would not come to MIA. They’re here and enjoying more demand then they expected. More international routes seem to be added monthly. One thing missing is a direct passenger flight to Asia- hopefully that happens in the next year or two.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Sadly, we don’t have enough business passengers to Asia that would create a fitting good balance of leisure/business demand. Profitable routes depend on this mix. But who knows in the next 3 to 5 years, things could change. Also, let’s not forget our Asian population in South Florida is a mere single digit percentage

Bin
9 days ago

I think a nonstop flight to Asia will happen during the 2020s for sure, one airline (Starlux) already applied for the service to Taipei from Miami, so I feel there definitely is some demand at least. Plus Miami could be a great stopover for Asian airlines flying to South America, they tried it with LAX but Los Angeles has very little traffic to South America compared to Miami which is why it wasn’t profitable.

Anonymous
9 days ago

What does Asian population have to do with routes? Look at all the international connections to Narita. I’m pretty sure the Japanese population of those destinations isn’t any different. As you said, it’s more a matter regarding leisure/business demand.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Miami got more popular over the years due to pop culture

Anonymous
9 days ago

we need more ASIANS in south FLA

Anonymous
9 days ago

Yes, especially sexy Indians and Pakistanis

Anonymous
9 days ago

The “sexy” ones aren’t even “Asian,” meaning ones with little mixture who come from northern areas of the subcontinent, which are historically Indo-European.

Anonymous
8 days ago

That is extremely racist.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Actually, it’s genetics.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Go live in the Philippines. We need more people in South Florida who can build an economy beyond tourism and foreign Latin American business, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

Anonymous
9 days ago

If you think housing is bad here now, wait until the Chinese mafia takes over like San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver.

MM305
8 days ago

LOL, we do, we do,…. but do we say it like that?

Budding Bureaucrat.
9 days ago

Its a great airport.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Well, what are the numbers?!?!

Melo is sigma and chad
9 days ago

The lane for pick up needs to be for rideshares too, traffic is backing up at the airport.

Anonymous
9 days ago

take the 3 trains instead.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I hope some of that money from the inflation causing infrastructure bill that was passed makes it into this airport. It does need it.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Don’t worry, the bathrooms might get some Green New Deal automatic faucets that stop dripping…-I mean flowing after two seconds and air dryers that blow your hands off.

Anonymous
9 days ago

They need to slow down with these record breakers. Yesterday I was stuck in traffic trying to pick up my cousin for hours.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Have them meet you at the trirail station via mia mover. Always slow there. Life saver!!

Anonymous
9 days ago

Been doing it for years. I also do Uber to that station. It’s cheaper and avoid airport traffic

Anonymous
9 days ago

I hope service improves, MIA is…