Miami International Airport Passenger Volume More Than Doubled In January

MIA is seeing record domestic passenger volume, according to newly released statistics from the airport.

In January, overall passenger count at the airport reached 3,994,781 – more than double the 1,849,072 passengers that used the airport in January 2021.

Domestic passenger count reached a new all time record for the month, with a total of 2,400,718 domestic passengers. Before the pandemic in January 2020, the airport served 2,214,064 domestic passengers.

International passenger numbers are still below pre-pandemic levels. In January 2022, there were 1,594,063 international passengers using MIA, compared to 1,997,208 In January 2020.

Fort Lauderdale’s airport has not bounced back as fast, with 2,255,460 passengers in January 2022 compared to 3,345,576 in January 2020.

MIA has reported parking garages being completely full during recent busy travel periods, with passengers forced to park on curbs.

In addition, travel blogger Ben Schlappig of One Mile at a Time wrote that while departing the airport on his recent flight last month, MIA had “the longest security lines I’ve seen anywhere in the world in my entire life.”

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Great news, now get going and modernize the Central Terminal to look like a 21th century airport.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Glad I’m not the only one who thinks terminals E, F, and G look like crap.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Don’t hire Arquitectonica.

Anonymous
6 months ago

We need Asian non-stop connection.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I think it will happen in this decade. An airline from Taiwan (Starlux airlines) already applied for the Taipei-Miami route.
Traditionally Miami couldn’t sustain an Asian route because of the geographic distance and lack of business demographic, but with this new tech and fintech exodus to Miami as well as planes like the Airbus A350 coming to fruition I believe it will happen sooner than later.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

fingers crossed!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Taiwan will cease to exist, courtesy of the F**cking Ugly Reds who already deny its existence, by the time that happens.

Anonymous
6 months ago

All the NY’ers are moving in!😱😱😱

Anonymous
6 months ago

They are looking for a bargain. It’s hard to live in condos that cost $5M and up!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

NYers in NYC are moving further north Manhattan, in Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. These are the “in” neighborhoods now as they are somehow affordable and still beautiful to live in. The ones coming to Miami are either super rich or the Middle-Upper class ones with corporate jobs that able to either relocate or work remotely.

Market Urbanist
6 months ago

Washington Heights beautiful to live in??? Lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

WaHi aka Washington Heights is really nice and lots of new buildings are popping up since the whole rezoning passed. I’m from Brooklyn and now live in WaHi at 40 Pinehurst Avenue, look up the building it’s full luxury and way cheaper than anything comparable in Brooklyn.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The buildings are nice when restored and the area gentrifies beyond the hipster cycle to yuppies and normal families.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Lived in New Rochelle in the 70s. Went back to visit friends in Rye. OMG!!! What a complete armpit. Above Kingston is ok, but then you have the rednecks to deal with.

Anonymous
6 months ago

And still very crime ridden. No thanks.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Thank god Miami is crime free!

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

yeah…. thank god….

Anonymous
6 months ago

i wouldnt brag about having the longest security lines in the world….they are certainly the least efficient……..

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

Yes, I went to houston in Presidant’s day weekend and the garage had literally NO spaces, people were parking in the curbs and even in front of the elevators.

William
6 months ago

Lines are out of control. Third world service.

Gomez
6 months ago

Like it or not, Spirit Airlines is contributing significantly to the passenger increase count.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Still the biggest increase comes mostly from American Airlines, with 1,178,680 more passengers year over year

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yup. And with their success at MIA comes with the bigoted comments on this website. That’s the world we live in today.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Coronavirus

Chris
6 months ago

Tear down the terminals and rebuild the whole thing from scratch with a more efficient design.

Anonymous
6 months ago

That would make no sense.

Okay
6 months ago

No kidding! I work at an airline and recently, I was trying to fly within the East from MIA and it was nearly impossible to board a flight.

Anonymous
6 months ago

great, however, with the fuel prices going nuts, the ridership will fall again.
Awaiting for Airlines to raise prices to cover prices of fuel – gouged by gas companines.

Elpit Onaso
6 months ago

Need an underground subway now!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

The airport articles are barely development-related.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Your opinion. Airport numbers is an important factor with respect to development. It gives an idea as to hotel capacity numbers and overall growth rate for the City. It helps establish development demand, and comfort level of starting new development projects.
Also, air cargo warehouse requirements.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Every week we get an update on airport traffic. While there are other updates to developments not being reported on.

Fred
6 months ago

This is a free journal and they do a great job for what you pay. Want more? Kick out some money and go buy a subscription to the South Florida business journal or the Real Deal. Stop crying like a cry baby.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If it was a Broward article, you would complain as well.

Anonymous
6 months ago

You do realize a city’s airport defines it’s potential for economic growth?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I agree. Some people shit the floor when they see Broward development news here, but at least it is development news.