MIA

MIA names Lester Sola the new Aviation Director

Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has named Lester Sola as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. Sola will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA itself handles more […]

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, […]

Perrier-Jouët unveils art-inspired immersive digital pop-up at MIA

  Just in time for Miami’s famed Art Basel celebration, travelers at Miami International Airport will be able to discover Eden by Perrier-Jouët, an all-encompassing digital experience that introduces passengers to Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque range of champagnes. The Art Nouveau-themed installation was officially opened on December 4 with a ribbon-cutting attended by Pernod Ricard executives […]

Miami-Dade overhauls airport concession process

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has taken over the leasing function from Miami Dade Airport Aviation Department, the authority that oversees concessions at Miami International Airport. In a memorandum issued to Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez on October 30, Mayor Gimenez said that he had decided to make “certain strategic changes in the operation of the landside […]

Flor de Caña volcano activation impacts millions at MIA

Flor de Caña stopped traffic at Miami International Airport this summer with an elegant, disruptive, 10-feet high display inspired by the San Cristobal Volcano in Nicaragua, the birthplace of Flor de Caña rums. The activation, which ran from July through Sept. 8, incorporated large screens that created an incredible visual mosaic showing lava, volcano explosions […]

MIA breaks passenger record in 2016

Miami International Airport served nearly 44.6 million travelers, a new record – up by 234,000 over 2015. This was the airport’s seventh-consecutive year of passenger growth. MIA was also confirmed as the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, and broke its 2015 record for annual freight traffic, growing 0.37 percent to 2.18 million tons in […]

Duty Free Americas wins top concession award at MIA

  Duty Free Americas was named Overall Concession winner of Miami International Airport’s first annual Concessionaire of the Year Award. Nominees were judged by an independent selection panel comprised of professional organi-zations that included the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Bayside MarketPlace, luxury retail brand […]

MIA rings in 2016 with new single-day passenger record

Miami International Airport closed out 2015 by welcoming its 44-millionth passenger of the year, shattering its previous annual record of 40.9 million set in 2014. The new annual record was followed two days later by a new single-day passenger record, when MIA handled 159,217 passengers on January 2. This number topped the previous record of […]

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