Miami International Airport (MIA) has been awarded up to $5bn for modernisation works over the next five to 15 years by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.
Work will include:
- Redevelopment of Central Terminal concourses E and F
- Expansion of South Terminal concourses H and J
- Renovation of Concourse D gates to accommodate additional aircraft
- Building two hotels, one of which will include a business and conference centre and exhibition space
- Expanding aircraft parking positions and warehouses for cargo operations.
An expanded, consolidated Central Terminal security checkpoint (Miami International Airport)
By 2040, the airport is expected to receive 77 million passengers and 4 million tons of freight a year.
Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County mayor, said: "MIA is Miami-Dade County’s leading economic engine and busiest gateway, generating nearly $31bn in business revenue and welcoming 96% of all visitors to our community.
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"The goal of this capital program is for MIA to provide even greater value, convenience and efficiency to our visitors, airline partners and cargo operators."
Top image: Rendering of a redeveloped Concourse F (Miami International Airport)