Miami-Dade has released a new rendering of the South Terminal expansion project.
The South Terminal has been dominated by international airlines such as Latam, Lufthansa, Air France, and Turkish since it opened in 2007, but the expansion appears domestic focused.
Spirit Airlines opened a check-in area on the ground floor of the terminal in 2021.
According to documents sent to county commissioners, the 3-story expansion project will include:
- six domestic contact gates, with hold rooms and supporting infrastructure
- inbound and outbound bus stations at the gates to access remote hardstands
- shell space for a second phase of the expansion, including ticketing and baggage areas
The South Terminal expansion plan had previously proposed three new international widebody gates in the same area where the domestic gates are now planned instead.
Commissioners are set to consider a grant increasing FDOT funding toward the project by $3 million, bringing the total to just over $11 million.
The commission meeting is scheduled for May 16.