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MIA sees nearly 11 million passengers in first quarter

In the first quarter, more than 10.9 million passengers traveled through Miami International Airport.
In the first quarter, more than 10.9 million passengers traveled through Miami International Airport.

Nearly 11 million passengers traveled through Miami International Airport in the first quarter, an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the same time last year.

According to MIA, the increase represents the strongest quarterly passenger growth since 2012. Domestic traffic grew more than 5 percent to 5.6 million, while international numbers increased more than 4 percent to 5.3 million.

The increases were due in part to additional frequencies and new flights at the beginning of the year, but airlines have also been using larger aircraft for existing routes that can accommodate more people, airport officials said.

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