Miami International Airport Business Attributes:
- Major International Gateway:
- #1 US airport for international freight (2019).
- #3 US airport for international passengers (2019).
- Over 100 passenger and freighter airlines with service to 163 passenger and 108 freighter destinations (2019/ pre-pandemic).
- Largest and Best Served Gateway to Latin American & Caribbean Region with approximately 1,200 weekly departures to over 70 destinations (2019/ pre-pandemic).
- Connectivity to Europe and Middle Eastern Markets (Nov. 2020) – Direct freighter service to 9 key markets including Belgium (Brussels and Liege), Netherlands (Amsterdam), and Luxembourg.
- Driving Excellence in Air Pharma Transport:
- MIA Pharma Hub – in 2015, IATA recognized MIA as the first Pharma Hub Airport community in North America.
- CEIV Pharma-Certified Community – MIA currently has 5 companies which have attained the rigorous IATA CEIV Pharma Certification – 2 airlines (Amerijet and LATAM), 1 ground handler (Swissport), and 2 international freight forwarders (DHL Global Forwarding and Kuehne + Nagel), making them experts in the transport and storage of cold chain pharma.
- Pharma Statistics:
- Volume and Value in 2019: 15.431 million kilos of pharma valued at $3.75 billion (does not include in-transit shipments whose value would be significantly higher).
- Volumes in recent years: Two consecutive years of over 15 million kilos of pharmaceutical trade at MIA (2018 and 2019).
- Large Exporter of Pharma to Latin American and Caribbean Region – over 80% of our 12.359 million Kg of Exports in 2019.
- Top Pharma Import and Export Commodities out of MIA in terms of Value (2019):
- $US 1.261 Billion of Immunological Products, In Measured Doese/rtl Sale
- $US 553.667 million of Immunological Products, Unmixed, Not In Msre Doses
- Top Pharma Import and Export Commodities out of MIA in terms of Volume (2019):
- 3.007 Million Kg. Composite Diagnostic/lab Reagents, Exc Pharmaceut
- 1.82 Million Kg. of Medicaments Nesoi, Measured Doses, Retail Pk Nesoi
- 1.688 Million Kg. of Immunological Products, In Measured Doese/rtl Sale
- 1.247 Million Kg. of Vaccines For Vetrinary Medicine
- 2.061 Million Kg. of Medicaments Nesoi, Measured Doses, Retail Pk Nesoi
- Key MIA–BRU (Brussels Airport) pharma link:
- MIA-BRU Air Service: 3 airlines – Amerijet International, DHL Express and European Air Transport (EAT) Leipzig. EAT Leipzig’s new Brussels service began in October, joining two other airlines that launched service to BRU earlier in the year – DHL Express in March and Amerijet in April. Combined, the airlines now provide 13 weekly flights between the major two pharma hubs.
- Together with BRU, founded this association designed to collaborate with other pharma hub airports to advance the air pharma transport industry.
- Currently working on a Pharma.Aero Project entitled “Pharma Corridor 2.0”, which involves the strengthening of the MIA-BRU pharma trade lane while utilizing Amerijet International Airlines (in early stages of the project).
- Perishables Powerhouse:
- 62% of all U.S. air perishables imports entering through MIA
- Most on-airport refrigerated facilities for temperature-controlled products in the hemisphere: Total Area: 395,276 Square Feet
(36,722 Sq. Meters), including 7% dedicated to pharma.
` F. e-commerce:
- e-commerce Task Force: With the enormous growth of e-commerce, MIA launched an initiative to position the airport and our trade community as the e-commerce hub of the Americas.
- Brazilian Pre-Clearance Program: Based on the opportunity to serve as a platform for cross border e-commerce with Brazil and on the need for e-commerce packages to clear customs in Brazil (our top trade partner) more rapidly, MDAD worked with private sector partners, Correios (the Brazilian postal service) and the government of Brazil to create Brazil Pre-clearance Program known as Compra Fora (“Buy Outside”) program in Brazil. The program which began in 2019 makes it possible for e-commerce products to be pre-cleared in Miami and to arrive in Brazil as domestic shipments, making it possible for e-commerce parcels to arrive in Brazil in mere days instead of weeks or months.
- MIA Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Opportunity:
- MIA FTZ Magnet Site Area encompass all 3,248 acres of the airport.
- The FTZ is within the geographic limits of the U.S. but outside the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) territory.