After posting its best quarterly passenger growth since 2012 to begin the year, passenger growth at Miami International Airport picked up further steam in the second quarter of 2015. Total passenger traffic at MIA was up 5.79% through the second quarter compared to the same time period last year.
Through June, MIA welcomed 21.9 million travelers, equaling 1.2 million additional passengers compared with the first half of 2014. Some 11.5 million domestic travelers went through MIA in the first half of 2015, up 7.23% yoy, while the number of international travelers grew by 4.25% to 10.4 million.
During the second quarter of the year, hub carrier American Airlines introduced daily service to Frankfurt, Germany in May, and added service to Barranquilla, Colombia and Monterrey, Mexico in June. Thomas Cook Airlines also launched first-ever Miami-Manchester service in the second quarter, while XL Airways France brought seasonal Miami-Paris service back for the third year in a row.
MIA’s route expansion will continue later this year with expanded seasonal Miami-Helsinki service on Finnair; five weekly flights to Vienna aboard Austrian Airlines; and daily Miami-Istanbul service by Turkish Airlines.