Historic Pan Am HQ Gets New Life at Miami International

PS MIA will honor the landmark building by converting it into the airport’s first private terminal
Here’s a look at how the PS MIA will look.
The goal is to keep many of the building’s historical touches. Artist rendering

The former Pan Am headquarters building at Miami International Airport is poised to become the first private aviation terminal at the facility.

PS, the private luxury terminal service for commercial flights, will celebrate the legacy of its historic new home with deference to the building’s past. A team of architects, interior designers, and contractors experienced in historic preservation will create a modern space that is in accordance with local and federal historical ordinances.

“We look forward to welcoming PS MIA and seeing the transformation of this historic building,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

The private terminal is expected to open in 2025. To avoid the congestion at one of America’s busiest airports, PS MIA will offer members and guests an elevated lounge experience, The Salon, and Private Suites equipped with a private balcony, or the landscaped courtyard for some final moments in Miami’s 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, to board the plane directly from the tarmac via the jet bridge stairs. For those arriving at MIA, the full experience is reversed seamlessly, from tarmac pick-up through airport departure.

Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was founded in 1927 and originally began offering airmail and passenger service between Key West and Havana, Cuba. During its heydays in the late ’50s and early ’70s, Pan Am was known for long-range flights and luxurious amenities.

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