Miami International Airport (USA)
Locally referred to simply as MIA or as Wilcox Field, which is its historic name, Miami international Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA and FAA LID: MIA) is the main airport that serves the southern part of Florida. It is located about 13 km northwest of Miami City. The airport is a major hub of several airlines including American Airlines, American Eagle, UPS Airlines and FedEx Express. Both Avianca and LAN Airlines also use the airport as their main hub. Miami International Airport is the main gateway for anyone intending to travel on either to North America or Latin America since it is located between.
Apart from direct flights that originate from the airport, it is also a major flight connection hub for many other airlines. It is ranked as the 26th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic and one of the major cargo points.
The airport features a semicircular terminal divided into several concourses. Concourse D, which is also known as the Northern Terminal has 3,600,000 floor space and can accommodate 30 million travelers annually. Within the concourse is a bus station, and two Admiral Clubs. The Central Terminal is made up of Concourses E, F and G. Concourse E has two bus stations and Miami-International Hotel. Concourse F also has one bus station. The South Terminal is made up of two concourses; H and J. While Concourse H serves Delta Air and its SkyTeam partners, Concourse J is specifically used by United Airlines and its Star Alliance partners.
Miami International Airport is one of the most important airports in the USA that handles cargo. It is actually the main collection and dispatching point for cargo to and from Latin America. Over ninety airline cargo carriers operate in the airport ferrying over two million tones of cargo every year to other parts of the world.