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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2019
Media Contact:
Gilbert Cabrera


Commission recognizes MIA for surpassing 45 million passengers

MIA Director Lester Sola accepts a proclamation from the County Commission on MIA’s passenger traffic milestone.

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade County Commission presented a proclamation to Miami International Airport Director Lester Sola on Feb. 20 to celebrate a major milestone in passenger traffic at MIA. The airport surpassed 45 million passengers in 2018 – an increase of nearly one million passengers over the previous year.

As the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, MIA also set a new record of 2.3 million tons of freight, adding 60,000 tons to the 2017 total.

“Miami International Airport is the top economic engine in Miami-Dade County, so when the airport does well, the County does well,” said County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson. “As MIA continues to generate more jobs, I look forward to helping make sure that all the diverse segments of our community benefit from the many contracting opportunities at MIA.”