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MIA Ranked As Top U.S. Airport For International Route Growth

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MIA Ranked As Top U.S. Airport For International Route Growth

MIA Ranked As Top U.S. Airport For International Route Growth
June 14
16:15 2017

MIAMI – According to a study performed by the industry analyst, Airline Network News and Analysis (, the Miami International Airport (MIA) had the largest gain of new international routes among all U.S. airports during the last 12 months.

“We are proud to be recognized for our international route growth, and particularly for our expansion into new markets throughout Europe and the Middle East. With more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, MIA continues to attract a diverse mix of airlines from around the world,” said the Miami-Dade Aviation Director, Emilio T. González

The results were announced as part of’s 2017 U.S. ANNIES Airport Awards. These study results were split into two categories. The first one looked at the fastest-growing airports measured by percentage growth in actual passenger numbers in four different size ranges, and the second used Air Travel Intelligence (OAG) data to look how airports have developed their networks and their carrier base over a one-year period.

MIA tied with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for top place in the U.S., with a net gain of 10 new international routes between May 2016 and May 2017.

MIA’s network growth included several new routes to Europe, including:

  • Berlin. Previously, it was a winter-only seasonal route by their low-cost carrier (LCC): Airberlin
  • Cologne, Germany by the LCC: Eurowings.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark; and Oslo, Norway; both by SAS
  • Reykjavik, Iceland by the low-cost carrier: WOW Air.
  • And six destinations in Cuba commenced by American Airlines at the end of 2016.

The second half of 2017 will include at least four new international non-stop routes at MIA, with the following launches already announced:

  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands by BVI Airways, beginning on July 22 with two weekly flights.
  • Dublin, Ireland by Aer Lingus, beginning on September 1st with three weekly flights.
  • Stockholm, Sweden by SAS, beginning on October 29 with weekly service.
  • And Tel Aviv, Israel by EL AL Israel Airlines beginning on November 1st with three weekly flights.

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