Miami International Airport
Also know as Wilcox Field and Miami International, MIA is the most important airport in Florida. It is sited very close to Downtown Miami at a distance of just thirteen kilometers (8 Miles). Other nearby cities are Miami Springs, Doral and Hialeah.
Being the main Florida airport it handles passenger and cargo flights to a great number of destinations in the USA, North and South America and to major cities in Europe. According to official statements and reports, Miami International Airport handles more international cargo than any other airport in the United States.
Due to large local Latin American populations, MIA has developed to the largest gateway between the United States and Latin America. The airport’s strategic geographical location has additionally established the airport as the major hub for connecting traffic between North America, South America and Europe.
Statistics of 2009 revealed that more than 34 million passengers traveled through the airport, making it the 29th busiest in the world by passenger traffic. In the United States, it ranked first by percentage of international flights and second by volume of international passengers
After your arrival at the airport you will have absolutely no problem getting yourself and your family to Miami. Not only there are direct public transport links with the Metrobus network but there is also a free shuttle to and from the airport and Hialeah Market Stations (look for the Tri-Rail commuter rail line). Additional transportation options are taxis, rental cars and limousines all available within the airport providing flat rates to several destinations in Miami including famous spots in the city center and the beaches.
If you need to stay some time in the airport you will not have a problem at all. Miami International Airport offers a wide spectrum of stores and services including banks, restaurants, baggage storage, animal relief, Western Union, wheelchair service, hair salon, chapel, conference rooms, currency exchange, hotel, internet access, post office, press center and spa services.