European Airlines Return To Miami International Airport

Business is picking up at Miami International Airport following the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the airlines resuming flights to the airport are key European operators.

European Airlines Return To Miami International Airport
Many European airlines are returning to Miami. Photo: British Airways

Back in action

Many European services are currently serving the South Florida hub. There are still restrictions for most general passengers but, following some amendments, demand is slowly returning.

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According to Travel News Daily, Air Europa restarted weekly flights to Miami from Madrid on August 3rd. The Spanish carrier will be happy to be heading back to this transatlantic destination. The airline has had several of its international operations rocked, with Latin American services only just re-emerging. Therefore, any progress in the Americas will be welcome to the company.

Meanwhile, SWISS resumed two weekly trips from Zurich on August 4th. The flag carrier of Switzerland usually serves several regular services across the United States. No doubt, it will be hoping to take advantage of the progress made in the last month.

Lufthansa, Grounded Aircraft, Berlin Brandenburg Airport
SWISS will be glad that it is getting more aircraft in the air again. Photo: Getty Images

Any progress is good progress

These airlines join several other European outfits that did not halt operations or have already resumed services to Miami this summer. These carriers include:

  • Air Europa
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Turkish Airlines

Other airlines serving routes at Miami include:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • LATAM Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Aeromexico
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Eastern Airlines
United Airlines Aircraft
Carriers across the Americas are also slowly returning more planes to the skies. Photo: Getty Images

Ultimately, passengers that qualify to travel to the US have plenty of options when traveling to Miami. In the middle of July, international students coming from Europe were made exempt from the US’ travel ban. Moreover, there are other exemptions, such as spouses and children of certain foreign workers coming to the country.

Last month, Miami International served more than 28,000 daily passengers. This figure is noticeably an excellent improvement on the 6,000 daily passengers in April. There are further services expected to resume over the next few months as restrictions continue to be relaxed.

Plane with sun at sunset
Flight activity has picked up again this summer, but there is a long way to go before airlines will be satisfied with passenger numbers. Photo: Getty Images

The saga continues

Nonetheless, as the pandemic continues to evolve, schedules are subject to change. There may be swift amendments in government policy, like previous events this year. Therefore, travelers should check official policies and airline information before booking and heading for the airport.

Above all, it is great to see that airlines are continuing to expand again following the pandemic’s shakeup. However, these carriers won’t be entirely fulfilled until there are further restrictions for more travelers.

Altogether, what are your thoughts about European airlines returning to Miami International Airport? Will you be traveling to the hub over the next few months? Let us know what you think of this update in the comment section.