Miami International Airport keeps getting busier.
Passenger traffic through the first half of 2015 was up more than 5 percent compared to the same time last year, the airport said this week.
Domestic traveler numbers jumped more than 7 percent to 11.5 million, while international traffic increased about 4 percent to 10.4 million. In all, 21.9 million people traveled through MIA during the first six months of the year.
New flights during the second quarter helped boost traffic, including international service to Frankfurt and Manchester.
“We’re thrilled with our performance at the halfway point of 2015, and we intend to keep things going strong through the end of the year,” Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio González said in a statement. “MIA is now offering our valued customers more flights on more carriers to more destinations than ever before, and that combination is helping us to move thousands of additional passengers through our gateway every day – and there’s more to come.”
Last year, 40.9 million people traveled though MIA. The statement said the airport is on track to break that record in 2015.