Miami International Airport (MIA)
(Miami, Florida - FL, USA)
One of America's largest, busiest and most important airports, Miami International Airport (MIA) is just 9 miles / 14 km northwest of the center of Miami and covers some 3,200 acres / 1,300 hectares. The airport is situated next to the Miami Springs Golf and Country Club, Lake Joanne and the Blue Lagoon Lake, and features four runways and one terminal, with eight concourses. Related industries employ almost 250,000 people and contribute more than $19 billion to the local economy.
Yearly flight movements at Miami International Airport have now exceeded 400,000, with around 35 million annual passengers and weekend averages topping 200,000. The onsite cargo facility has grown dramatically in recent years, making the airport America's number one in terms of overall international freight operations.
The public transport available at Miami Airport is operated by the Miami Dade Transit Department, with Metro buses and trains linking Miami Beach, where many upmarket resorts are to be found, including the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel along Collins Avenue. The Tri-Rail commuter service is a fast way to reach destinations in both Broward County and Palm Beach County, while airport taxis are never far away and run to downtown Miami in around 20 minutes.
Also within easy reach of Miami Airport is the exclusive neighborhood of Bal Harbor, the glamorous South Beach area, the Cuban-style Little Havana community and the tropical Key Biscayne, which is connected by the Rickenbacker Causeway. Nearby, both Dania Beach and Fort Lauderdale lie to the north
About Miami Tourism
Famous for its Art Deco and laid-back lifestyle, Miami is one of Florida's most visited cities and truly has something for everyone. Families will enjoy the killer whale shows at Miami Seaquarium and the exotic creatures in the Metrozoo, while it is the legendary coastline that is the city's main draw card. With literally miles of sandy coastline and seemingly endless sunshine, the main beaches include Lummas Park Beach, South Beach, Haulover Beach and Crandon Park Beach, where you will even find a coastal golf course.
The Greater Miami area is not only home to the Miami Airport (MIA) but has many appealing suburbs, such as Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Water's Edge, Little Haiti and the spreading Everglades National Park. Mainland Miami is where numerous top sights await, and these include the endless shopping opportunities along Miracle Mile, regular football and baseball games at the city's huge Dolphin Stadium, and the many hands-on exhibits within the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.
Miami International Airport (MIA):|
|Address: 1640 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, FL 33126, USA|
|Airport Code: MIA
Tel: +1 305 876 7000
Fax: not available
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