Miami Now Has The Fastest Growing Airport In America

No airport in the U.S. is currently growing faster than Miami International Airport, according to a new report.

The rapid growth is set to catapult MIA ahead of JFK in New York and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris by seat count this winter, making it one of the world’s busiest.

Simple Flying analyzed statistics from travel data firm OAG for the report.

The analysis shows that there will be millions more passengers to Miami this winter, compared to the same period in 2019 (before the pandemic).

According to the analysis, there are now 4,272,519 more seats available for the upcoming winter season compared to the same time two years ago.

Surprisingly, a good chunk of MIA’s new seats are on American Airlines, which is adding new routes and increasing capacity. American alone is adding 2.3 million seats at MIA.

AA has 16 more routes from MIA compared to the same period in 2019, including six new international routes and 10 new domestic routes. The average seats available on AA flights from MIA has also risen from 143 to 162.

There are nine additional airlines at MIA compared to 2019. They include Spirit, JetBlue, Southwest, and Emirates.

However, the total number of airlines operating scheduled passenger service this winter has dropped to 46 from 51. Other airlines are adding capacity that more than makes up for any loss though.

No other U.S. airport even comes close to the overall growth Miami is now seeing. Dallas Fort Worth airport ranks a distant second with 2,148,716 new seats.

The growth has catapulted MIA to the 14th busiest airport in the world by seat count this winter, up from 45th in 2019. In the U.S., MIA will rank as the 6th busiest.

 

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Anonymous
21 days ago

They should tear down the central terminal, and build a new, stunning termial for the 21th century!

Anonymous
21 days ago

A “stunning terminal for the 21st century” probably designed by Arcraptectonica that will age terribly within five years while the Central Terminal hasn’t aged as badly as people say, considering it’s sixty-two years old.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Why?

Anonymous
21 days ago

too bad the first experience visiting miami is that airport…..a mish mash of halls and transportation new terminals ancient terminals roof leaks unhelpful workers traffic nightmares…and wait until they experience customs and immigration………

Anonymous
21 days ago

Well, at least we are number 1 in something positive for the city.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Sounds like every major American airport, as well as some Western European and Japanese airports.

Anonymous
21 days ago

International flights are a breeze in Terminal J.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Yeah 1st world problems buddy. Every major Airport in the world has it’s nooks and crannies. Considering the central terminal is over 60 years old it’s not in terrible shape. Just be glad you have an airport where you can get cheap flights halfway across the world.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I left LaGuardia Airport this afternoon.
The new terminal is architecturally beautiful.
The new TSA check is INSANELY stupid. They have a “state of the art” conveyer belt…my WAG is that it cost taxpayers $5m. The plastic containers are AUTOMATICALLY slid on a conveyer belt (so that the TSA (Ten Standing Around) can now stand around a bit more.

LGA used to be dumpy and charming, fast, and efficient. Now it is a colossal CF.
Speaking with the mouth breathing TSA employee made me sad….I asked about this Over-engineered conveyer belt, the mouth breather said, “Well, the system is fine, the people just don’t know how to use it.”

Sighhh…..

Anonymous
21 days ago

Miami today is what China was from the years 2010 to 2020, the fastest growing country in the world. Our city grows in every way, especially in the real estate sector.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Except China has an economy outside of tourism and cafecitos.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Except China actually has a viable Tech sector and multiple top-ranked companies. Can’t tether the economy to Latin America. There is no future there. It would be better to look to Asia.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami’s greatest tether to Latin America is growth as a result of Latin America’s instability. Seems like a strong position to me

Anonymous
21 days ago

As an aviation geek, this is great news. More connections to the world means more economic opportunities for the whole community. Hoping this streak of new airlines and routes from Miami continues. Would be nice to have our city as one of the top 5 busiest airports in the US!

Anonymous
20 days ago

I would love to see a nonstop to Asia. They kept saying it was coming but then the pandemic happened. I hope it’s not 5 years away now.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Culturally, I believe we may need more Asians to create the right kind of demand for it, no? I don’t see JAL, Korean Air, or Philippines Air(just examples) really making a presence here anytime soon. Would be amazing though! I’d love to be able to finally travel to Asia/South East Asia without having to connect at JFK or DFW.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Just build a new one in homestead and build a magnetic levitation train to downtown, be the future now

Anonymous
21 days ago

What this guy said. ^

Anonymous
21 days ago

they can do that to FLL. WAYYYY MORE centrally located.

Anonymous
21 days ago

It’s literally the most centrally located airport in South Florida.

Anonymous
21 days ago

FLL? FLL has NO SPACE whatsoever.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Im imagining it going straight across the bay, on a raise track like a new generation’s seven mile bridge right to Downtown

Anonymous
20 days ago

Straight through Biscayne National Park….and your skateboard can be used as a bullet train

Anonymous
21 days ago

Just build a new one in the Ever…-oh wait, they tried before!

Anonymous
20 days ago

And why would we want an airport out in the corn fields of Homestead away from the city?

Anonymous
10 days ago

LOL, that is budgeted to be completed by 2789

lvedadon
21 days ago

MIA needs to rebuild a lot of those older buildings

Anonymous
21 days ago

Maybe we got some of the infrastruture bill dollars to help out

Anonymous
21 days ago

Haha, no. Apart from maybe some road resurfacing projects, that money is going to be pocketed, like the Metrorail penny tax.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Absolutely agree….money will be stolen and years from now not much if anything built

Anonymous
21 days ago

The infrastructure dollars will obviously go to badly run blue states…Joe is gotta bail them out…

Anonymous
20 days ago

I just came back from Europe and the first impression of MIA international terminal is run down and old. broken ceiling tiles and escalators not functioning etc.. we need to do better

Anonymous
19 days ago

Obviously, you have not been to JFK or LaGuardia

Anonymous
20 days ago

They need to fix the shitty parking system they’ve had for so long. Wasting more than 30+ minutes on the way out almost every day specially during peak times is horrendous. Add the fact that either the people at the booths are sleeping, rude, on their phones blasting music or talking to someone.

Anonymous
20 days ago

We should go solar. Can save money

Anonymous
20 days ago

Until the runway lights go off during plane landings.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Batteries exist…

Anonymous
21 days ago

Imagine if they provide good service, if was actually welcoming!!!

Anonymous
21 days ago

MIA is an embarrassment of an airport.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Central terminal yes. Other parts, no.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Too bad Miami is probably the worst airport in the US… besides maybe Denver.

Sasha Barkov
21 days ago

One day pls shift the runways to a different angle so the city can surpass 1,049ft building height limits!

Anonymous
21 days ago

and noise

Anonymous
21 days ago

Dumb idea, that will never happen, and it can happen!

Anonymous
21 days ago

One day pls make the FAA less anal. Airplane technology improvements will come before any runway changes.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Every article about MIA brings out you morons who don’t understand how airplanes work. Runways can’t just be realigned for your super tall obsessions. They’re laid out according to wind patterns. Moving them creates an unsafe takeoff and landing situation

Sasha Barkov
20 days ago

Let a man dream bitch boy

Anonymous
20 days ago

..and who’s gonna pay for this bazillion dollar runway revamp? Sasha Brokekov?

Sasha Barkov
17 days ago

Yea I’ll do it

Anonymous
14 days ago

Sasha Barkov 2024