Private Airports in Miami, FL

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Private jets are the preferred way for many South Beach executives, athletes, celebrities, and HNWIs to travel around the world, and Miami is home to one of the busiest private aviation markets in the United States. So where do private planes land when they fly to Miami, FL?

Miami Airports for Private Jet Travel

Credit: Miami International Airport

There are three main private jet airports located in Miami-Dade County for business jet rentals and luxury charter flights in Miami, FL. All three offer private terminals for fast, discrete arrivals & departures, with executive airports offering far less congestion than Miami International.

The high volume of jet traffic in Miami allows our South Florida-based company to locate the perfect plane at Miami-area airports for your flight, and our access to more than 10,000 charter planes around the world can connect you to the perfect jet for flights to Miami.

Contact us at (888) 987-5387 with the details for your trip, and we can help choose the right arrival/departure airport for your private flight.

Miami International Airport (KMIA, MIA)

The gateway to Latin America, Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA; ICAO: KMIA; FAA: MIA) serves as one of the most important commercial and private aviation hubs in the Western Hemisphere.

miami international airport

Sunrise at KMIA

Handling more than 44 million passengers annually, it ranks as the 30th busiest passenger airport in the world, 12th busiest in the United States, and #1 overall in Florida. The airport also handles more international cargo than anywhere else in the country.

Miami International currently serves as the hub for three commercial airlines, five cargo providers, and is a focus location for a handful of Caribbean and South American air carriers.

For these reasons, we only advise you arrive/depart at Miami international to connect to/from a first-class flight, or for proximity to conferences, meetings, or your preferred destination. You’ll at least bypass the lines to get to your plane, with a private terminal and FBO offering seamless access to your aircraft, and travel services for passengers, planes, and pilots.

Otherwise, we recommend flying private into one of the executive airports. Not only do they focus on serving executive and luxury aviation, but they help avoid any potential delays in the air or on the ground.

Opa Locka Executive Airport (KOPF, OPF)

  • Runway: 8,002 feet
  • FBO: Atlantic Aviation Services | Fontainebleau Aviation | Signature Flight Support
  • Hours: 24 hrs, 07:00 – 21:00 EST (tower)
  • Customs: 09:00 – 21:00 EST (24 hrs O/R) | +1 (305) 687-5475
  • http://www.miami-airport.com/opalocka.asp

Due to the high volume of air traffic at Miami’s international hub, the preferred airport for private jets flying to/from Miami is Opa Locka Executive Airport (IATA: OPF; ICAO: KOPF; FAA: OPF), conveniently located just 15 miles north of downtown Miami via I-95 south.

Opa Locka Executive Private Jet Airport

Private terminal at Opa Locka Executive (OPF)

On top of offering the most convenient arrival/departure option for business jets, Opa Locka Executive features 3 private terminals along with an 8,000-foot runway to handle everything from Gulfstream and Globals to regional and VIP airliners.

Miami Executive Airport (KTMB, TMB)

  • Runway: 5,999 feet
  • FBO: Air Sal | International Flight Center | Reliance Aviation | Signature Flight Support
  • Hours: 24 hrs, 07:00 – 21:00 EST (tower)
  • Customs: 10:00 – 18:00 EST (Winter); 11:00 – 19:00 EST (Summer) | Tel: +1 (305) 969-7511
  • http://www.miami-airport.com/kendall_tamiami.asp

Charter flights to Miami-Dade County can also be arranged using Miami Executive Airport (IATA: TMB; ICAO: KTMB; FAA: TMB), formerly known as Tamiami Executive.

Ideally suited for luxury and executive aviation, there are two runways and an additional runway for smaller planes, along with four private FBO terminals, 24 hour operations, and customs & immigration services.


Additional Airports in South Florida and the Florida Keys

South Florida’s population covers hundreds of miles of Atlantic coastline, with popular flight destinations to the north in Broward County, and to the South in the Florida Keys. Arrive/depart using any of the following South Florida airports.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (KFLL, FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Runway: 9,000 ft

Fort Lauderdale Executive (KFXE, FXE) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Runway: 6,002 ft

Key West International (KEYW, EYW) in Key West, FL
Runway: 4,801 ft

Ocean Reef Club (07FA) in Key Largo, FL
Runway: 4,456 ft

Florida Keys Marathon Airport (KMTH, MTH) in Marathon, FL
Runway: 5,008 ft


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