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Miami Airport: passenger growth takes off to strong start in 2019

Passenger traffic up more than half a million during first quarter

Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport (MIA) through the first three months of 2019 grew by 583,073 over the same period last year, representing a five-percent increase in the airport’s first quarter. MIA’s growth included an additional 306,421 (+5.5 percent) international passengers and 276,652 (+4.6 percent) domestic passengers year over year.

Florida’s busiest airport for international passengers expects continued growth in the second quarter of 2019, thanks to the launch of four new international routes: low-cost carrier Norwegian’s daily flights to London-Gatwick Airport on April 1; Royal Air Maroc’s three weekly flights to Casablanca on April 3; LOT Polish Airlines’ four weekly flights to Warsaw on June 1; and Corsair’s four weekly flights to Paris-Orly Airport on June 10.

The Casablanca route provides MIA’s first passenger flights to Africa since the year 2000 and Florida’s only non-stop service to the continent. The Warsaw route will mark MIA’s first-ever service to Poland and the only non-stop route between Florida and Eastern Europe.

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