Miami International Airport unveils new automated baggage handling system
MIA’s new system features one of the world’s largest installations of automated guided vehicles.
Miami-Dade County’s Aviation Department and the TSA have completed Miami International Airport’s (MIA) new state-of-the-art, fully automated baggage handling system.
The new $324 million system, funded in part by a $101.2 million grant from the TSA, doubles the speed and efficiency of baggage screening and delivery for flights in MIA’s Central and South terminals. “This innovative system is a huge step forward in MIA’s overall capital improvement programme to modernise and streamline all phases of passenger and cargo service” said Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez. “Installation of this new technology paves the way for quicker, smoother baggage delivery for our passengers, as well as more efficient operations for current and prospective airline partners.”