MIA's South Terminal
South Terminal - Cruiseline Check-In Area - Photo by Steven Brooke

South Terminal
"Ghost Palms"
Photo by Miami-Dade Aviation Dpt.

Opened in 2007,  does far more than just help transport one fourth of MIA's passengers from one destination to another.  Inside and out, the 1.7-million-square-foot facility dazzles the senses of passengers with its sleek architectural design as much as it meets their travel needs.

Features such as vaulted ceilings, towering windows, natural lighting and Florida-themed artwork make transiting through the terminal a visual delight.

Functionally, South Terminal encompasses a new Concourse  with 15 gates and a renovated Concourse with 13 gates, serving 20 domestic and international carriers, including: Aerolineas Argentinas; Aeromexico; Air Canada; Air Europa; Air France; Alitalia; Avianca; Bahamasair; Caribbean Airlines; Copa; Delta; GOL; IBC Airways; LAN; Lufthansa; Swiss; TAM; United.

South Terminal
South Terminal Exterior - Photo by Steven Brooke

It also features:

  • A spacious federal inspection area with 40 passport control lanes and the capacity to welcome and process 2,000 international passengers per hour;
  • A check-in area with 168 ticket counters and 1,040 feet of curbside check-in space;
  • Two security checkpoints at Concourses  and  ;
  • More than 60 popular restaurants, shops, newsstands and duty-free stores.
  • A cruise and tour bus station with 22 dedicated airline ticket counters accommodates shuttle service to and from the Port of Miami;
  • A moving walkway pre-security on the third level;
  • A permanent exhibition of "Rejoicing and Festival of the Americas" and "The Discovery and Settlement of the West," two murals by world-renowned Brazilian artist Carybé
  • A Global Entry Program registration office and kiosks, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Global Entry offers expedited entry to the U.S. for U.S. citizens and residents who have been approved by CBP (also available in North Terminal).

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South Terminal
South Terminal Interior
Photo by Miami-Dade Aviation Dpt.

South Terminal
South Terminal Exterior - Photo by Steven Brooke



November 7, 2010

Barbara Neijna’s Extraordinary ‘Foreverglades’at MIA Wins Prestigious Award

Miami strengthens European links with new flight



The vast, compelling work of art celebrates one of the world’s great miracles — the slow-moving “river of grass” we call the Everglades. But the art, which fills much of Miami International Airport’s Concourse J, is in many ways a miracle on its own. Barbara Neijna’s Foreverglades is one of the largest public-art projects ever built, covering floors and walls of two floors of the concourse, filling it with words and images, color and light — and even more, perhaps, with insight and inspiration.

On Friday, Neijna and Foreverglades received the first-ever international Art and Work Award for a project in the built environment, an award of such magnitude that other finalists included the city of London and Royal Dutch Telecom. The award was announced at the 2010 World Architecture Conference in Barcelona. It’s an extraordinary honor for an extraordinary accomplishment. Continue