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Miami sets daily passenger records at start of 2015

Miami International Airport has began 2015 in fine fashion, ringing in the New Year by setting two consecutive single-day passenger records.

On Saturday, January 3, a record 145,891 passengers travelled through the gateway, only to be surpassed the following day when a new all-time record of 146,257 passengers flew in and out.

The one-two passenger punch caps a strong holiday travel season at Florida’s busiest airport, which has welcomed more than 2.1 million passengers since December 21.

Miami-Dade Aviation director, Emilio T. González, says: “I can’t think of a better way for MIA to start off the new year than by setting a new single-day passenger record and then breaking it the very next day.

“Miami continues to be a red hot destination for travellers from around the world and MIA is proud to be the global hub that connects all of these visitors to our community.”

Miami is poised for continued success in 2015 with the introduction of American Airlines service to four new domestic destinations in March, new service to Manchester, in the UK on Thomas Cook Airlines in May, and charter service by the new Eastern Air Lines projected to begin in the second quarter.

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