Signature Flight Support, a fixed based operator (FBO) at Miami International Airport (MIA), has opened a brand new Sports Charter Terminal to help the city attract elite sporting events and better service Miami’s own professional teams.
The new facility will enable a higher volume of home and visiting professional and collegiate sports teams traveling to and from the Miami area to access MIA via chartered flights.
“The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is proud of its longstanding partnership with Signature Flight Support Miami and is excited to help unveil the new terminal,” said Lester Sola, Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
Mark Johnstone, Group Chief Executive of BBA Aviation and CEO of Signature Flight Support stated, “Signature Flight Support is pleased to expand access to the city of Miami, create opportunities for new revenue streams, and welcome professional teams, whether it’s a hometown team or one visiting from abroad.
“The new facility will serve as a proper gateway to all the magic the city has to offer. We are committed to continuing to invest in our world-class flight support offering at Miami International Airport and driving new economic development for the community.”
Major sports events taking place in the Miami area include the Miami Open, NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway, the Orange Bowl, Miami Marathon and, on the horizon, Miami’s record eleventh Super Bowl LIV in 2020 and the College Football National Championship in 2021.
The Signature Flight Support main FBO terminal was built in 2000 and provides fuel, hangar space, handling and concierge services for all general aviation traffic entering MIA.
In recent years, Signature Flight Support Miami has played a prominent role on the global sports stage through its servicing of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, the sending-off of the U.S. men’s national soccer team to the 2014 Brazil World Cup and the hosting of the arrivals of UEFA Champion football clubs for the International Champions Cup.