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Miami International Airport (MIA)

Miami International Airport (MIA) is operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and is the property of Miami-Dade County government.

MIA is the primary airport serving the South Florida area. The airport is in an unincorporated area in Miami-Dade County, Florida, eight miles northwest of Downtown Miami.

The airport opened in 1928 as Pan American Field, the operating base of Pan American Airways Corporation, on the north side of the modern airport property.

Today, MIA is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the busiest international passenger and freight airports in the world.

According to the official website of Miami International Airport, the airport is located on 3,230 acres of land near downtown Miami.

MIA offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, and is America’s second-busiest airport for international passengers. It features flights from over 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. 

Shown below are several images of MIA through the years.

Miami's International Airport ... Gateway to Latin American Countries
Miami's International Airport ... Gateway to Latin American Countries
Miami International Airport ... Gateway to the Americas
Miami International Airport ... Gateway to the Americas
Miami International Airport, with Eastern Airlines Electra prop-jet, circa early 1960s
Miami International Airport, with Eastern Airlines Electra prop-jet, circa early 1960s
Hotel at Miami International Airport, circa early 1960s
Hotel at Miami International Airport, circa early 1960s
Aerial view of Miami International Airport, circa early 1960s
Aerial view of Miami International Airport, circa early 1960s
Miami International Airport scene at night, circa early 1960s
Miami International Airport scene at night, circa early 1960s


Other Miami Aviation Scenes

Where Nations Meet ... Lobby of Terminal Building, Miami's Air Gateway Between the Americas
Where Nations Meet ... Lobby of Terminal Building, Miami's Air Gateway Between the Americas
Pan Am Terminal, Miami, Florida
Pan Am Terminal, Miami, Florida