MIA

MIA to install largest rollout of biometric technology in the U.S.

Miami International Airport (MIA) is rolling out biometric boarding for international flights at more than 130 gates. Installation is expected to be fully completed in 2023. When finished, the project will be the largest implementation of biometric technology at any U.S. airport.  The system will use SITA’s Smart Path solution, which leverages NEC’s biometric identity […]

MIA ranked as America’s busiest international airport

Miami International Airport became the busiest U.S. gateway for international passengers while retaining its position as the busiest for international freight in 2021, according to preliminary 2021 airport rankings published in April by Airports Council International (ACI). MIA welcomed more than 13 million international passengers in 2021, moving it from 2nd place in 2020 to the top ranking […]

Cultural icons Montblanc and Spike Lee featured in new campaign at MIA

Montblanc has taken over Terminal D at Miami International Airport with banners celebrating the collaboration of Spike Lee and the Montblanc Meisterstück.      As one of the most original and respected storytellers of our generation, Montblanc says that director, producer, professor and writer Spike Lee has made his mark on culture by putting pen to paper, […]

Americas: regional airports win ACI Health Accreditation

Boston Logan, Toronto, Miami lead the way in North America Airports in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are leading the rush to obtain ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation, which are designed to promote the harmonization of health measures and facilitate the recovery of aviation, with clear industry standards and good practices. Boston Logan International Airport, operated […]

MIA traffic grows by nearly one million to reach some 46 million passengers in 2019

Miami International Airport reports that it served 45.9 million passengers in 2019, an increase of nearly one million passengers over its total in 2018, and turning in a record-setting year for both passenger and cargo traffic. This breaks down to 22.384 million international passengers and 23.541 million domestic. The airport is serving 10 million more […]

Bacardi and DFA create multi-sensory campaign at MIA, offer domestic travelers ability to purchase in a travel retail first

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Duty Free Americas have partnered on a groundbreaking campaign at Miami International Airport featuring Bacardi rum cocktails, personalized gifting and photo opportunities.      In a travel retail first, international and domestic travelers can purchase Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Cuatro, Bacardi Ocho and Bacardi Diez from the space in Terminal D through January 3, 2020.      Domestic purchases are made via ReserveBar.com, and […]

Miami International Airport reveals plans for a $5 billion expansion

Miami International Airport executives have revealed plans for a $5 billion Capital Improvement Project. Miami International Airport Director Lester Sola recently briefed the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Transportation and Finance Committee on a 15-year construction plan that could cost as much as $5 billion. The plan covers construction from next year through 2035. The new plan, […]

MIA to close terminal over weekend in response to Federal government shutdown

The partial shutdown of the US Federal Government, now in its 23rd day, is having an impact on air travel in the nation. Workers have now missed their first paychecks. Miami International Airport, “as a precautionary measure due to uncertainties created by the lapse in federal government funding,” has instituted a number of “travel tips” to […]

MIA opens first U.S. passport clearance facility with facial recognition

On February 27, officials from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport’s newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility is the first in the country completely dedicated to providing expedited passport screening via facial recognition technology, […]

Diageo Global Travel and DFA open first Johnnie Walker Store in the Americas at MIA

Diageo Global Travel has opened the first Johnnie Walker Store boutique in the Americas in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport North Terminal, concourse D. The 1,145 sqf luxury boutique designed by BloomMiami was opened last week with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Travel Markets Insider. The boutique was created to […]