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Pan Am’s Historic Regional Headquarters to be Transformed Into MIA’s First Private Terminal

PS, the private luxury terminal service for commercial flights is expanding to Miami International Airport, where they will open the airport’s first private terminal in 2025. The terminal will be located in Pan Am’s historic regional headquarters at MIA.


The Former Pan American Airways Regional Headquarters at MIA - Courtesy Miami International Airport

On Tuesday (May 16, 2023), Miami International Airport announced that PS, the private, luxury service for commercial flights, will expand to MIA, where they will open the airport’s first private terminal in 2025. The facility will be located in Pan Am’s historic Regional Headquarters building. PS' signature premium service pairs global sophistication with local culture, delivering an efficient, safe, private and luxurious experience for frequent affluent travelers. PS Miami will offer guests an elevated lounge experience, The Salon, along with Private Suites equipped with a private balcony, as well as the landscaped courtyard to enjoy some final moments in the Miami sunshine. At boarding time, members and guests will be brought through on-site TSA screening before being driven to their commercial flights at any of MIA’s concourses, where they will board their flight directly from the tarmac via jet bridge stairs. For guests arriving in Miami, the process is seamlessly reversed, from tarmac pickup through airport departure.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Miami-Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, said,


“We look forward to welcoming PS MIA and seeing the transformation of this historic building. MIA is a world-class airport, so what better location to offer these wonderful world-class services than Pan Am’s former Miami headquarters, the epicenter of the aviation industry’s golden age.”


Also commenting on their MIA expansion, PS’ CEO, Amina Belouizdad Porter, said,


“As the nation’s busiest airport for international passengers, with more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other, MIA is an intuitive location for our expansion. We look forward to bringing the superior service and convenience for which PS is known to the discerning travelers that fly to and through Miami. We are grateful for the trust placed in us by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and take seriously our stewardship of this iconic building.”


Rendering of the Future PS MIA Terminal, Scheduled to Open in 2025 - Courtesy Miami International Airport/PS

PS will breathe new life into the former Pan American Airways Regional Headquarters by demonstrating architectural innovation and creativity while honoring the building’s legacy. Led by acclaimed architect Richard Heisenbottle, who has been lauded for leading Florida’s preservation efforts, PS MIA will bring together a team of architects, interior designers and contractors experienced in historic preservation. Together, the team is committed to creating an adaptive, effective, modern and beautiful space that is in accordance with the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Ordinance, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Restoration and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.


Founded in 2017 as The Private Suite, PS reimagines the airport experience for the seasoned and discerning traveler. By owning and operating private airport terminals, PS allows guests to bypass the public terminals and indulge in private and seamless experience with the spirit of luxury and hospitality. Guests can enjoy bespoke lounges or designated private suites, chef-prepared food, spa services and more. In addition to the upcoming MIA location, PS recently announced that they will open new locations in Atlanta (ATL) this summer and at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) in spring 2024. The company currently operates a location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


Source: Miami International Airport

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