Miami International Airport Passenger Count Up 92% In First Months Of 2022

Miami International Airport released statistics today showing a major increase in passenger volume for the first few months of 2022.

In total, 16,899,327 passengers arrived or departed MIA between January and April of 2022.

MIA’s passenger count was 92% higher than the same period in 2021, when there were 8,799,594 passengers.

Domestic passenger count was also 26% higher than the same period in 2019 – which itself was a record year for the airport, just before the pandemic.

Overall passenger count for the January-April period was 6% higher than the same period in 2019, with international passenger numbers still not fully recovered.

 

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MiMiami
29 days ago

Football, baseball, basketball, hockey, Formula 1, golf, and now MLS.

Beaches, concerts, cruises.

Art fairs, fine dining, the night life, the water life.

…. please improve (and possibly expand) that airport of ours.

Anonymous
29 days ago

No!.. we need more highrise buildings and pedestrian bridges over freeways crashing to the ground so we get more news publicity in this town.

lol…

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yeah….but in order for people to ever want to visit Miami, WE NEED a metromover from Brickell to the beer garden in Wynwood.
And WE NEED wider sidewalks in Brickell or else arrivals will never increase to Miami International Airport!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Also need a World Classless Casino built by a brokeass foreign entity to compete with cruise passenger dollars as well as the current crop of casinos at parimutuels and Indian reservations. And their paid troll posters need a raise too.

Anonymous
28 days ago

^
Haha.. looking at this comment, its no wonder that people who are not from Miami think that the Miami Heat basketball team plays in south Miami Beach. Like the poster said in another article on this site, “Miami is lagging.” And that’s because Miami Beach is the main attraction and gets most of the headlines.

Anonymous
28 days ago

^Are you from here? Sure doesn’t seem like it by your comment. Miami Beach IS Miami metro and will ALWAYS get the attention because it has the beach.

MiMiami
28 days ago

Don’t know if you’re going to make “any” sidewalk any bigger in Brickell, now.

Obviously expansion of the metromover is most ideal. I wish it would expand – I use it all the time. IMHO aiport renovation is likely easier.

James S
28 days ago

Those of you saying MIA needs help need some perspective. Compared to the NYC airports, or LAX, SFO, or Chicago O’Hare, it’s a walk in the park. Do I wish the moving walkways worked? Yes. Would I like the cruise passengers to get their own security checkpoint and get the hell out of the way? Of course. Do Concourses F and G need to go? You bet.

But if you’ve lived in another city, you know that MIA is easy to get to from all corners of the city, compact enough to walk in a matter of minutes, and the airfield can handle parallel streams of arriving and departing aircraft. By Miami standards, it’s one of the most efficient operations in town!

The absolute best thing about MIA is that planes actually take off and land even when there’s bad weather. Every other airport in the US shuts the airport down when rain falls. MIA keeps going until the winds reach gale strength.

Anonymous
28 days ago

People begging for MIA to be rebuilt haven’t been to other major international airports in this country, most which are far worse. When the idea of an overhaul is LGA, no thank you.

Bonbon
28 days ago

Miami airport has a very confusing layout and limited air service for a city of its size and importance, not to mention American Airlines has a HUGE monopoly on the gates. My dad’s childhood friend is a pilot for American and said friend told me it took years of coercing American to give up a gate to allow Emirates into MIA. So yeah there are quite a few issues

Anonymous
28 days ago

No doubt that Miami Airport is confusing for some people. But those people should take comfort in knowing that when their knuckles drag on the amazing polished floors, they are clean and smooth.

MIA is the only airport in the USA with over 100 different airlines flying their flags. It is the opposite of “limited air service for a city its size”.

Anonymous
28 days ago

so, why would AA have wanted to just give up a gate to a competitor?

James S
28 days ago

Problem is that Emirates uses Concourse J at MIA, which is not – and has never been – used by American. American owns the North Terminal (Concourse D) and leases additional gates on Concourse E. They have no influence over which airlines use gates on the other four concourses.

Remember that Emirates served Fort Lauderdale for its first five years in the South Florida market and only moved to MIA about a year ago. There were always gates available at MIA, but between 2016-2021 Emirates chose to use FLL, which is more convenient for the (very limited) South Asian and Middle Eastern communities down here.

Bonbon
28 days ago

If it’s so limited why are multiple middle eastern carriers flying here now and adding capacity to their routes? Hell even one moved their headquarters here (El Al).

Melo is sigma and chad
29 days ago

They need to let ride share and shuttle buses to operate in the taxi lane. AA is clogging up pick ups.

Anon
29 days ago

I think they allow Lux/Black into that lane now, been picked up there twice recently

Jeff Stryker
29 days ago

Yeah and now it’s one of the most unbearable airports to travel thru. MIA needs a serious overhaul.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Is it really the airport, or is it the people?

Anonymous
29 days ago

Remodeling and expansion needed ASAP, especially for American/OneWorld concourses. American is operating at capacity already and any minor operational issue causes a meltdown. It was a 90 minute wait for a gate following the thunderstorms on Sunday

Anonymous
29 days ago

Miami’s growth is impressive. This generates employment, income, opportunity and taxes. But this growth must be done with a lot of planning, otherwise chaos will prevail in the near future. Public transport I think is a top priority.

Chyneesha
29 days ago

MIA sure needs a remodeling. The $4-$5B remodeling that will take 20-25 years just isn’t it. All that does it improves the central terminal and knocks down G concourse. Not all that great.

No roads, no rail, no future
27 days ago

The people here excusing MIA’s dilapidated condition with “look at other airports in the USA”, says it all right there and validates my positions (and my username). The USA is light years behind Asia and centuries behind Europe in infraestructure. Heck, Chile, Brazil, and some other South American countries have more modern airports and more comprehensive public transportation than the USA.

This is not even getting to the social statistics, from education to life expectancy to crime, where the US is dead last in almost all categories in the developed world.

Americans still hang their hat on “look at all the people at the border”. Yeah, who are they? Literally people running away from WAR ZONES (Central America is a war zone), Ukraine, etc, or from crushing dictatorships like Cuba and Venezuela. Anyone else coming in droves? That’s all you need to know.

Livin’ off A1A
21 days ago

Comparing *any* US airport or rail infrastructure to Asia or Europe is apples/oranges. Only the US mandates that *local* municipalities design, build and maintain those infrastructures. All of their systems are funded through federal money. In the US, it isn’t work that way. Nor do we have the 22+% VAT (tax) that accompanies that wonderful infrastructure. —the grass is always greener…— MIA North & South Terminals are really nice. Have many design flaws. But far better than many! However, the Central Terminal is *very* third-world! Term-D is “privatized” by AA and they partially fund & direct the improvements. The H gates headhouse is decades late being completed as Delta reduced its SoFL capacity. But the big question is: “Who is going to *pay* for these ‘improvements’?”

miami
29 days ago

We need a new airport or at least a complete redesign. The capital improvement project is gonna be short-lived. They need to look at what LAX, EWR, and even MCO are doing right now.

Anonymous
28 days ago

LOL I’d look at MCO before ever looking at LAX or EWR.

Douglas Frost DeNunzio
28 days ago

It is nice to know that Miami International Airport is being regulated.

Jimmy
28 days ago

If you want a bigger airport maybe they should open the airport in dade county that never happened. Read about it

Bayside
20 days ago

MIA needs a remodel. Recently went to SFO and it was just amazing. Very updated and futuristic.