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Miami International Airport Snapshot

by Kerstan Szczepasnki, Exhibit City News

 

Airport Code: MIA

Location: 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142

Date Opened: September 1928

Size: Just over five square miles, MIA has four runways ranging from 8,600 to 16,000 feet. Three terminals: North, Central, and South, house six concourses for a total of 131 gates.

Transportation: Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) accommodates Tri-Rail, Metrorail, the MIA Mover, Metrobus, Greyhound Lines, and the rental car center. Downtown Miami is about 15 minutes from the airport.

Onsite facilities: There are over 120 places to shop in the airport, and plenty of dining including a Chili’s, Corona Beach House, Fig and Fennel, Shula’s Bar and Grill, and more. Wi-Fi, animal relief areas, nursing suites, water refill stations, and yoga rooms, are just some of the amenities.

Fun Fact 1: In 2021 MIA became the busiest international cargo as well as the busiest US entry for international passengers, passing JFK in New York. One of the biggest hubs in the country, it is a major gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Fun Fact 2: Looking to take in 77 million passengers and 4 million tons of cargo annually by 2040, a 15 year—5 billion dollar—expansion will finish in 2035.

Website: https://www.miami-airport.com/

 

This story originally appeared in the Q3 2024 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 30. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_q3_2024.

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