Florida has received a record-breaking 54.1 million travelers in the first half of 2015, and the Sunshine State is on track to welcome more than 100 million annual visitors for the first time ever.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez particularly cited Miami International Airport for the outstanding performance, noting that of the 14.6 million visitors who stayed overnight in Miami last year, 96% arrived at MIA. |
MIA is having a record-setting year as well, with 21.9 million total passengers and growth of 5.79 % through June – putting it on pace for more than 43 million passengers.
MIA is also the state’s busiest airport for international travelers, welcoming 70% of all foreign visitors to Florida annually.
New international airlines and routes starting up in the coming months include expanded seasonal Miami-Helsinki service on Finnair; five weekly flights to Vienna aboard Austrian Airlines; and daily Miami-Istanbul service by Turkish Airlines.