The Miami International Airport (MIA) expects to receive more than 77 million passengers by the year 2040. Facing this reality, Miami-Dade County projects an improvement plan of approximately $ 5,000 million for its modernization and expansion.
According to Mayor Carlos Giménez, 96% of all visitors arrive at this air terminal. “The Miami International Airport is one of the main engines of Miami-Dade and one of its busiest entrances, generating almost 31,000 million of revenue,” he explained.
The Miami-Dade County Board will invest $5 billion in the improvement program for the Miami International Airport (MIA). The execution of these works will be carried out in 15 years.
In 2018 the Miami International Airport surpassed a record 45 million passengers per year for the first time. This figure meant an increase of one million passengers compared to the previous year.
By 2040, the MIA will receive approximately 77 million passengers and more than 4 tons of cargo.
Modernization of Miami International Airport will take 15 years
Therefore, the city decided to undertake the works.
The project to modernize the MIA consists of five subprojects, which will allow to offer a better service to its visitors.
These include two new hotels, a business center and a conference room with space for exhibitions; the redevelopment of the Central Terminal, terminals E and F; expansion of the South Terminal, terminals H and J; remodeling of D terminal doors to accommodate additional aircraft and an expansion of aircraft parking lots and warehouses for cargo operations.