Information about Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport is one of the biggest airports not only in the USA but also in the whole world. It is also a very important hub for transfers between North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. It has a very comfortable location, as it is situated between the cities of Miami, Doral, village Virginia Gardens, Doral, Hialeah, and Miami Springs. It does both – passenger and cargo international flights, which makes this airport the 40thbusiest one in the whole world. It does transfers between Europe, Africa, Western Asia and America itself. Annually, more than 40 million of passengers travel from Miami International Airport and more than 2.3 million tons of freight were served.
This airport offers MIA Mover – transportation service, which helps passengers and all other people visiting the airport – to easily reach MetroRail, Metrobus or Miami-Dade Transit’s networks. It is free of charge and is open since September 9, 2011. Besides MiaMover, there are taxis and shuttles, which provide transportation to the center of Miami and offer flat rates. In order to serve so many passengers, frights and do thousands of daily transits, the airport should always be renewed and details should be updated. The capital improvement program for the airport was worth of $5.4 billion investment. Out of this $5.4 billion, $3.1 billion was spent on 125projects in design. $1.1 billion was spent on 128 projects for the planning and programming stages. $1.5 billion was spent on 252 other different projects and $281 was spent on 128 projects for construction and renovations. Despite all these renovations, there are lots of other projects that are going to be fulfilled in the future. For example, new runways are planned to be added in order to reduce the number of delays. Also, on the west and north sides, some great expansions of cargo facility areas are planned. This will help to double air cargo volume over the next 20 years. Of course, there are some risks, that there won't be such a big growth of passengers and all these expensive projects will remain unjustified.