Miami Airport Reviews
Miami Airport Reviews
Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA), also known as MIA and historically Wilcox Field, is the primary airport serving the South Florida area. The airport is in an unincorporated area in Miami-Dade County, Florida, eight miles (13 km) northwest of Downtown Miami, in metropolitan Miami, between the cities of Miami, Hialeah, Doral, Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, and the unincorporated Fountainebleau neighborhood.
The Miami Airport is a hub for American Airlines and their subsidiary, American Eagle Airlines; cargo carriers UPS Airlines and FedEx Express; and charter airline Miami Air. It is a focus airport for Avianca and LAN Airlines and its subsidiaries, both for passengers and cargo operations. Miami International Airport has passenger and cargo flights to cities throughout the Americas and Europe, and cargo flights to Asia; it is South Florida’s main airport for long-haul international flights. Miami International is also one of only seven U.S. airports to accommodate the Airbus A380 jumbo jet.
Miami Airport is the largest gateway between the United States and Latin America, and is one of the largest airline hubs in the United States, owing to its proximity to tourist attractions, local economic growth, large local Latin American and European populations, and strategic location to handle connecting traffic between North America, Latin America, and Europe. In the past, it has been a hub for Braniff International Airways, Eastern Air Lines, Air Florida, the original National Airlines, the original Pan Am, United Airlines, and Iberia. Miami International is also the proposed hub of two new start-up airlines, one of which hopes to use the Eastern Airlines name.
In 2011 the Miami Airport ranked first in the United States by percentage of international flights and second by volume of international passengers, behind only New York–JFK. n 2011, 38,314,389 passengers traveled through the airport, making the airport the 25th-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. The Airport also ranks as the 12th busiest airport in the United States by annual passenger count and is the busiest airport in the state of Florida. The airport also handled more international cargo than any other airport in the United States.
Art Exhibitions – There are several galleries and exhibits located throughout the terminals (landside and airside).
ATMs / Cash Machines – ATMs are located throughout the airport (landside and airside).
Car Rentals – Ace • Alamo • All-Day • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Excellence Luxury Car • E-Z • Global • Hertz • National • Payless • P &P • Royal • Thrifty. Location: Rental Car Center, accessible by shuttle bus.
Business Center – The International Currency Exchange Business Center has 5 computers with internet access and printing capability.
Chapel – There is a non-denominational chapel room located in the North Terminal D, Level 4.
Currency Exchange – There a foreign currency counters located throughout the airport (landside and airside).
Food / Restaurants – There are 24-hour food and beverage options at the Miami airport in the Central Terminal (Dunkin Donuts and Subway) and the South Terminal (Coffee Beanery).
»Landside: Dunkin’ Donuts • Subway • Coffee Beanery • Au Bon Pain • Fresh Attractions • Sbarros • Great American Bagel • Pizza Hut • Starbucks • Burger King • Chili’s To Go • and many more.
»Airside: there are many dining option post-security, although no 24 hour dining.
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: Central Terminal E, Level 2. Hours: 5am – 9pm. Rate: varies according to the size of the baggage.
Showers – Available in the Admiral’s Club Lounge and Club America lounges.
Therapy Dog – Be on the look out for the airport’s trained therapy dog, a golden retriever that walks around the terminal two days a week with its owner to snuggle with dog loving travelers.
Internet – WiFi is available at Miami Airport at various hotspots terminals D, E, F, G, H and J for a fee. There are certain web sites (the airport, local hotels and car rental companies) that you can visit for free if you visit http://airportwifi.com/MIA/ on your mobile device. Internet workstations are available in these locations (fees apply): South Terminal on the 7th Floor. The Lobby Bar of the Miami International Airport Hotel – located at Concourse E on the departure level of the main terminal. Business Center – located Airside, between Concourse H & J
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
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