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Miami's airport ranks second in Florida's best.

Miami’s airport ranks second in Florida’s best.

What Makes an Airport Great?

Is it minimal delays, good food court choices, or a variety of lounges? According to experts at, Miami International Airport has been ranked as the second-best airport in Florida.

The Rankings

The rankings were based on various aspects from security all the way to timely takeoff. Factors evaluated included:

  • Delays
  • Delays due to weather and security
  • Number of scheduled outbound flights
  • Cost of hotels within a five-mile radius
  • The percentage of all operations canceled

According to, Melbourne Orlando International claimed the top spot as the best airport in Florida with a score of 73.97 out of 100, followed closely by Miami International with a score of 71.52 out of 100, and Tampa International in third place with a ranking of 69.97 out of 100.

About Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport, the local airport for many South Florida residents, was built 94 years ago, in 1928 according to its website. Currently, Miami International Airport is about 3,230 acres, and according to Business Traveler, over 1,000 flights depart daily.

“Miami International Airport also has plans to improve, after recently announcing plans to open a private luxury terminal service for commercial flights in 2025,” a spokesperson for said in the statement.

Other Florida Airports

Not far behind, in fifth place, is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, another South Florida airport familiar to locals. FLL has been around almost as long as MIA, originally established in 1929 according to the Broward County website. Although, unlike Miami International according to the Fort Lauderdale Airport website, FLL only averages about 650 flights per day.

List of Florida Airports Ranking

  1. Melbourne Orlando International
  2. Miami International
  3. Tampa International
  4. Daytona Beach International
  5. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
  6. Orlando International
  7. Sarasota/Bradenton International
  8. Southwest Florida International
  9. Jacksonville International
  10. Gainesville Regional
  11. Key West International
  12. Pensacola International
  13. Tallahassee International
  14. Palm Beach International
  15. Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach
  16. Northwest Florida Beaches International
  17. St Pete Clearwater International
  18. Orlando Sanford International
  19. Punta Gorda Airport


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