Wednesday, June 12, 2024

MIA ready to ring in the new year with record crowds

MIA officials expect more peak days this weekend and next week, as travelers make their way to and from Miami-Dade County and destinations across the region for New Year’s Day and Three Kings Day celebrations. At 51.3 million passengers so far this year through December 26, MIA is poised to reach a new annual passenger record of 52 million travelers on December 31, which would be an increase of 2.5% over last year.

With those projections in mind, MIA travelers are encouraged to follow the airport’s winter travel tips.

Even with the record-breaking numbers, MIA’s parking garages have remained open, and spaces are still available. Out of the airport’s 616 elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, only 52 are currently out of service for repair or replacement, as part of the airport’s Modernization in Action (M.I.A.) Plan.   

While the Concourse D Skytrain remains out of service, a courtesy trolley service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at one of the 10 courtesy shuttle pick-up stations located throughout Concourse D. An airside shuttle bus is also available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with stops at gates D10 and D55. Passengers who require wheelchair assistance should contact their airline in advance before their flight.

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