Miami, Fla. -
Flights in and out of Miami International Airport, MIA, are still experiencing some gridlock but airport officials hope opening the new international arrivals hub will improve passenger experience.
MIA has opened its new international hub for arrivals this morning at around 4 am. The new terminal located on the north side cost $180 million and is 3 levels with 400,000 sf of space.
Part of the reason to build the new international arrives hub was because the old one was becoming overcrowded and slow. The new hub has 72 lanes for federal inspections and six lanes dedicated to Global Entry processing for pre-approved, low-risk travelers registered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The new terminal is not done yet, but is expected to be completed by March of 2013. Flight began arriving to the new hub around 4 am.
Airport officials said the new arrival hub will let them process about 2,000 passenger per hour and shorten the wait times by 20 minutes.