Miami International Airport has been called a “mini-city on steroids” with about 100,000 strangers passing through the airport every day. Learn more about this fastest growing airport in the US.
The total length of MIA’s runways and taxiways is 142,526 feet.
MIA oversees over 1,180 flights per day.
MIA’s Lost and Found has housed thousands of passports, pillows, bikes, blankets, jackets and jewelry -- and literally, a kitchen sink.
MIA has burrowing owls, a protected species, living on the airfield.
55,000 bags a day travel along MIA’s 17 miles of baggage belts.
MIA’s hangar office complex can accommodate 3 B747 and 1 DC10 aircrafts inside and still close the doors.
On average, 30,000 vehicles drop off and pick up passengers every day - equal to more than 11 million vehicles each year.
MIA and its related aviation industries contribute 282,043 jobs to Miami’s local economy -- equaling one out of every 4.1 jobs.
MIA was known as Pan American Field from 1928 to 1937 and 36th Street Airport from 1937 to 1949 before being officially designated as Miami International Airport in 1949.
MIA accounts for more than 50% of all the moving equipment (escalator, elevator and moving sidewalks) in Miami-Dade County.
MIA uses the equivalent of 19,018 miles of paper towels each year. This is equal to nearly 6 trips from Miami to Seattle.
MIA has one of only 4 tunnels in the state of Florida (2 of the others are at Disney World).
In 2011, 38.3 million passengers traveled through Miami International Airport.
Employee shuttles make more than 1,150 trips per day, transporting more than 15,000 employees daily between the employee parking lot and MIA.
MIA has more flights to and from Cuba than any other airport in the United States.
MIA's janitorial staff cleans seven million square feet of terminal space weekly which is equivalent to 122 football fields.
MIA's Operations Control Room initiates approximately 600 emergency notifications annually, which equals 50 per month or nearly 2 a day.
The Lost and Found department receives 1,200 lost items per month and on average, 42% of the lost items are returned to the owners.
MIA has one of the longest linear passenger terminals in North America, stretching 1.4 miles.