MIA reports record passenger traffic in 2022

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (at podium) announces MIA’s record-breaking year with, from left: Miami-Dade County Chief Operations Officer Jimmy Morales, County Commissioner Roberto J. Gonzalez, MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié, County Commissioner Juan Carlos Bermudez, and representatives from the local travel and tourism industry.

Miami International Airport (MIA) served more than 50.6 million passengers in 2022, shattering its record of 45.9 million set in 2019 by nearly 10% and surpassing Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) 2022 total of 50.1 million travelers last year by half a million.

MIA welcomed a record 29.3 million domestic travelers in 2022 compared to 23.5 million in 2019. It also served 21.3 million international passengers, which was one million less than in 2019 but 8.3 million more than in 2021.

Compared to 2021, when the aviation industry was still recovering from the pandemic, MIA served 13.3 million more passengers in 2022 than in 2021 (37.3 million), up 35% year over year.

Hub carrier American Airlines and its subsidiary Envoy, served

31.5 million passengers at MIA in 2022, representing 63% of the airport’s total. This was an increase of nearly one million passengers over 2019. 

Since 2019, MIA has also added low-cost carriers Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and JetBlue Airways, which now rank as the airport’s second, fourth, and eighth-busiest passenger airlines in seat capacity, respectively.

MIA also welcomed 15 new international routes in 2022: six in the Caribbean (Camaguey, Holguin, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, and Varadero, Cuba; and San Salvador, Bahamas); five in South America (Brasilia, Fortaleza and Manaus, Brazil; and Bucaramanga and Santa Marta, Colombia); three in Europe (Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy); and Vancouver, Canada.

MIA reports that its record-breaking year follows its highest rankings ever among airports in the U.S. and worldwide in 2022, according to Airports Council International’s annual report:

 #1 U.S. airport for international passengers and international freight

 #4 U.S. airport for total freight

#10 U.S. airport for total passengers

#9 global airport for international freight and total flight operations

#10 global airport for total freight

#11 global airport for international passengers

#12 global airport for total passengers