Airport passengers up, freight grows even faster
Written by Miami Today on April 26, 2018
iami International Airport handled more than 11.1 million passengers in the first quarter of this year, up nearly 3.8% from the same period of 2018, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department says.
The gains are more than 3% in domestic passengers and more than 4.6% in international travelers.
The airport also noted a 4% gain in tons of air freight carried – a gain accelerated in March when freight totals were 8.56% ahead of March 2017. Of more than 181 million tons of freight going through the airport in March, more than 63% was being shipped from Miami elsewhere.