The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour touched down at MIA today, marking one of the final stops on the 90-nation tour before the trophy flies south to its final destination – Brazil – next week. Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and other local officials to welcome the trophy to MIA before it makes stops in two other U.S. cities and continues on to Rio de Janeiro. When the games begin in June, MIA will serve a total of 11 destinations in Brazil, including 10 of the 12 World Cup host cities. The airport is already America’s de facto “gateway to Brazil,” with more flights to South America’s largest and most populous nation than any other U.S. airport. MIA estimates that approximately 100,000 passengers will fly from MIA to Brazil this June during the World Cup, up from 75,000 passengers last June.
For more information on the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour presented by Coca-Cola, see the attached link press release.
At left, the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour plane makes its arrival at MIA. At right, Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González (L) and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (R) with the FIFA World Cup Trophy at MIA.
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