Miami International Airport sees slight uptick in passengers

 
 
For the first six months of the year, passenger numbers flying through Miami International Airport increased 1.74 percent to more than 20.7 million
For the first six months of the year, passenger numbers flying through Miami International Airport increased 1.74 percent to more than 20.7 million
Hector Gabino / el Nuevo Herald

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The number of passengers flying into and out of Miami International Airport keeps inching up.

For the first six months of the year, passenger numbers increased 1.74 percent to more than 20.7 million. While international traffic was flat, the number of domestic travelers increased 3.4 percent, from nearly 10.4 million to more than 10.7 million.

Travel between Miami and Brazil increased 16 percent in June, due in large part to the FIFA World Cup.

In a statement this week, Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio González said he expects 2014 to be a record-breaking year for the airport, which saw more than 40.5 million passengers in 2013.

“With domestic travel up and international traffic keeping pace with our record-breaking numbers last year, I am encouraged by our performance midway through 2014,” he said in the statement.

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