Brief History of the Miami International Airport

Brief History of the Miami International Airport


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Brief History of the Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport is also known as MIA and anciently called as Wilcox Field. MIA is the main airport which serves the Miami Area, United States.

The Miami International Airport is considered to be the largest gateway between the United States and the Latin America. It is also considered as one of the largest airline hubsin the United States.During the early times, the airport has been a hub Braniff International Airways, Eastern Air Lines, Air Florida, National Airlines, Pan Am, United Airlines, Iberia and Fine Air.

In the year 2011, Miami International Airport topped in the United States by percentage of International flights and ranked second by number of International passengers. In 2013, the airport was considered as the 23rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic due to 40,563,071 passengers travelled through the airport. The airport ranks as the 10th busiest airport in the United States by annual passenger count. In Florida, the airport ranked number 1 as the busiest airport in the area. Compared to other airports in the United States, the Miami International Airport caters more international cargo.

Miami International Airport has more expected constant cargo flights to Latin America and the Caribbean compared to Orlando, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Tampa, and New York’s Kennedy airports.

The free MIA Mover joins the airport with the Miami Intermodal Center. This area is where the car rentals and the bus terminal were relocated.

Three parking facilities are present in the said airport. A two level short term parking area which is directly in front of Concourse E and the two seven-story parking garages, the north and south garage, located on the terminal’s curvature and connected to the terminal through overhead walkways on Level 3. Sometime in 1990, an expansion was made on the Dolphin Garage to serve the new ConcourseAbetter. There are three sections on the single terminal facility. These sections are the following: the North Terminal, Central Terminal and the South Terminal.

Miami International Airport accommodates private chartered flights from different airlines.

The following airlines offer private chartered flights at Miami International Airport. These airlines are the following: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeromexico Connect, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, American Eagle, Aruba Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, Avianca Peru, Avior Airlines, Bahamasair, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Canadian North, Carribean Airlines, Cayman Airways, Choice Airways Operated by Swift Air, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Eastern Air Lines, Eurowings Operated by SunExpress Deutschland, ExecAir, First Air, Finnair, Frontier Airlines, Gol Transportes Aereos, Iberia, Insel Air, Insel Air Aruba, Interjet, Jetairfly, LAN Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Colombia, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru, Lufthansa, Miami Air International, Qatar Airways, SBA Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Surinam Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Tiara Air, TUI Airlines Netherlands, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, Virgin Atlantic, VivaColombia, WestJet, World Atlantic Airlines, XL Airways France and Xtra Airways.