Massive Opportunities at Miami International Airport

Massive Opportunities at Miami International Airport

With a broad $6.8 billion modernization plan, opportunities at Miami International Airport are plentiful. In the next four years alone, MIA is set to undergo a significant expansion, with the addition of an entirely new concourse adjacent to the South Terminal. According to a just-released call for services, Concourse K will feature six passenger gates and is expected to be completed within four years under a $621 million contract.

Growing for Today and the Future

This modernization is a testament to MIA's commitment to maintaining its status as a leading international airport. It will stand ready to meet future air travel demands while providing a high-quality experience for passengers and airlines alike. It will increase the airport's capacity for passenger and cargo traffic over the next 15 years. This initiative reflects MIA's strategic efforts to accommodate the anticipated growth in air travel, with projections estimating $77 million annual travelers by 2040, up from the current $52 million.

The Concourse K aspect of the project will feature six passenger gates and is expected to be completed within four years under a $621 million contract, including over $518 million for construction, $33 million for design, and additional funds allocated for owner contingency fees, a dedicated allowance, and other fees.

The design and construction will be undertaken by a selected firm, which will be responsible for creating a three-level structure east of the South Terminal and Concourse J. The design aims to seamlessly integrate with the existing terminal levels, providing flexibility to accommodate either six narrow-body or three wide-body aircraft. It will also include integrating existing systems, including a baggage handling system crossover and makeup system, as well as a comprehensive suite of information technology systems to enhance operational efficiency and passenger experience. Additionally, the project covers the installation of passenger boarding bridges with glass walls, enhancing the boarding experience.

Gazitua Letelier Can Help

With a long history of assisting clients in securing contracts with MIA, Gazitua is uniquely poised to assist in securing contracts for this and future work at the airport. Gazitua Letelier's experience within MIA includes representing security services providers, ground handling providers, and multiple firms on capital improvements. Gazitua also represented Honeywell in closing one of MIA's largest life safety contracts.

The deadline for responding to the airport's request is May 23, so expediency is critical.

More on the Horizon for MIA

Through Concourse K and other aspects of the 15-year modernization plan, Miami International Airport will bolster its infrastructure to support a significant increase in passenger traffic, aiming for a 50% growth over the next 16 years. MIA is committed to maintaining its status as a leading international airport, ready to meet future air travel demands while providing a high-quality experience for passengers and airlines alike. At Gazitua Letelier, we want to help your business become part of that upgrade.

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Luis is an experienced procurement lawyer and Miami lobbyist serving elected officials, businesses, international clients, and trade associations. He regularly appears before local and state government in order to advance complex objectives for clients against competing interests. He has weathered various competitive processes in Florida including Home Rule Charter Amendments, Recalls, Local, State and Federal campaigns.