MIA reports 3% increase in YTD passenger traffic in 2019

Miami International Airport has reported 688,000 more passengers served in year-to-date 2019 than at the same time last year, for an increase of 3% and a mid-year total of 23.4 million travelers, the company said.

International travelers rose by 516,000 for a 4.7-percent jump to 11.4 million, while domestic traffic grew by 172,000 for a 1.4-percent increase to 12 million passengers, according to recently released traffic statistics.

The first half of 2019 featured MIA hub carrier American Airlines´ launch of Cordoba, Argentina service on June 7, as well as four international passenger airlines that entered the Miami market with new routes: Low-cost carrier Norwegian launched daily nonstop service between MIA and London Gatwick Airport on March 31; Moroccan national carrier Royal Air Maroc launched the first-ever Miami-Casablanca route on April 3, giving MIA its first passenger flights to Africa since the year 2000 and Florida´s only nonstop service to the continent; LOT Polish Airlines began the airport´s first-ever route to Poland with Warsaw service on June 1; and French airline Corsair started weekly flights to Paris Orly Airport at MIA on June 10.