I've seen the pictures from exMiami.org not long ago. I'm very happy with the renderings.
will be extending the leases of retailers currently in the central terminal for another two years, until January 2015.
The airport expects to have completed plans for the Central Terminal redevelopment by that time.
The Central Terminal is composed of the terminal and concourses known as “E” (including Satellite E), “F”, and "G”. Developed around 1960, the Central Terminal, which includes the only wooden concourse (G) at the Airport, is the only section of the Terminal that has not been modernized.
The Miami Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is analyzing the potential for the redevelopment of the Central Terminal to bring it into parity with the new North and South Terminals and achieve the following - -
- Provide ease of expansion for existing air carriers;
- Increase gate capacity (passenger volumes) and flexibility for accommodating a mix of
domestic and international activity;
- Maximize the potential for post security, non-aviation revenue-generation by significantly expanding the shopping opportunities to defray some of the debt service associated with this potential construction;
- Enhance the customer experience within the Terminal by providing spacious and open areas, a diverse mix of retail and food offerings within a short walking distance, and ease of connectivity to the North and South Terminate, the Miami intermodal Center Station and other landside facilities;
- Improve customer service for passengers connecting from domestic flights so they would not have to be re-screened; and
- Improve aircraft circulation within and around the new gates in the Central Terminal area.
Of the 33 new gates projected within the redeveloped Central Terminal, 27 are wide-body gates capable of serving long-range international flights. An additional five gates will be capable of accommodating the larger (500+ passenger capacity) and newer generation aircraft such as the Airbus A380.
Based upon a recent capacity analysis and depending upon the rate of MIA
passenger traffic growth, the redevelopment of the Central Terminal may need to be completed by 2021. The deadline is not due to inadequate airport capacity to accommodate traffic growth but to the limitation of the new North and South Terminals to temporarily accommodate Central Terminal Airlines during the construction of the new Terminal. Moreover, the need for the redevelopment of the Central Terminal could arrive sooner than 2021 if airline activity continues growing at a higher rate than that projected by MDAD’s Traffic Engineer. Such analyses are ongoing but, regardless of the outcome of those capacity analyses, a key question will be the affordability of redeveloping the Central Terminal.
Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. - Eddie Rickenbacker