Miami International on Pace for Busiest Year Ever for Passenger Traffic

July 28, 2022

Miami Airport

Miami International Airport is currently on pace to set its busiest year ever by surpassing 50 million passengers in 2022.

By comparison, MIA's biggest year in traffic was set in 2019 with 45.9 million passengers.

MIA has served 25.5 million passengers through the first six months of 2022, up 8.5% from the same period in 2019. Domestic passengers were up 26%, with 15.3 million travelers year-to-date.

International passenger numbers lagged a bit, 10.5% below 2019 numbers but was 102% compared to the midway point of last year as global travel continues to grow.

Since the pandemic, MIA has seen the strongest rebound among all large U.S. airport hubs, according to Airports Council International-North America.

MIA is currently one of the fastest-growing large airports in the United States, with a seat capacity growth of 22% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2019. This impressive statistic puts MIA among only six U.S. airports with positive growth during that period.

These statistics underscore MIA's importance as a major hub for domestic and international travel.

Cargo Continues its Record Uptrend at MIA

Cargo numbers at Miami continue to rise with stout numbers:

In the first six months of this year, more than 1.3 million tons of cargo were shipped through MIA, an increase of 3.2% over last year. International freight was up 2.7%, while domestic tonnage grew 5.8% year-over-year. This growth is evidence of MIA's continued role as a key driver of economic activity in South Florida and beyond.

MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutie said:

"We are thrilled to see MIA reach new heights in 2022 and to be on track for our best traffic year ever. Thanks to our airlines and federal partners, we are proudly welcoming more visitors and cargo to Miami-Dade County than ever before, and we look forward to having an even more successful second half of the year."

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