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MIA Launches New Mobile App

A 2.0 version of Miami International’s (MIA) mobile app is now available for download on iOS and Android devices.

“MIA Airport Official 2.0 is the latest example of how we are leveraging new technology to make travel through our airport easier than ever,” says Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio González. “Thanks to the installation of data beacons, our mobile app can now guide you from your driveway to the runway with personalized, user-friendly instructions.”

Developed by SITA, the app is meant for use by not only passengers, but all airport users. The app uses Bluetooth beacons, which can help travelers navigate the airport and deliver relevant information like updates on their gate, flight times, baggage collection and nearby food and retail. Plus, up-to-date indoor maps with turn-by-turn directions and walk times further guide passengers through MIA.

“There are a multitude of airport and travel apps, but at SITA, we have taken the initiative to develop one that provides a truly personal experience,” says Matthys Serfontein, vice president of airport solutions at SITA. “We’ve incorporated the latest technologies, including Miami’s beacon infrastructure and a selection of SITA’s industry [application program interfaces], to provide a context and location-aware experience.”