AAAE recognizes Miami Airport with innovation award

Miami International Airport has been selected by the Airport Innovation Accelerator to receive the inaugural Airport Innovation Award for its work to improve the passenger experience, the company said.

The Airport Innovation Accelerator is a hub for innovation that brings together airports with corporate leaders, start-ups, regulators, airlines and key aviation stakeholders to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future.

The award was established by the Airport Innovation Accelerator to honor innovative developments that are a model for airports around the country. MIA secured the award for a portfolio of innovations, including MIA Airport Official, mobile app; MIAair, a special-needs dress-rehearsal program; the Sustainability Project at MIA, a USD40 million energy savings initiative; MIA Connections, an interactive digital magazine; Wall of Honor memorial; Miami Begins with Me, a customer service training program and MIAmamas nursing suites.

Miami International Airport offers a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and an economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of USD33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida.