Miami-Dade County has adopted a capital-improvement program
that would fund up to $5 billion in projects at Miami International Airport
over the next 15 years.
The program would be geared toward meeting projected
passenger numbers of 77 million by 2040 while keeping up with growing freight
traffic. Last year, 45 million passengers passed through the airport.
Among the projects contemplated at the airport are a
redevelopment of Central Terminal concourses E and F, an expansion of South Terminal
concourses H and J, and a renovation of Concourse D in the north terminal,
which houses hub carrier American Airlines.
The plan also calls for two new airport hotels to augment
the existing MIA Hotel, including one with conference center space.
Expanded aircraft parking and warehouse space is also being
considered, as well as demolition of the existing concourse G in the Central
The redeveloped central terminal would feature a raised
roof, broader ticketing hall, enlarged security screening area and new