The Miami International Airport (MIA) is located in an unincorporated area 8 miles northwest of downtown Miami. Opened as a Pan American Airfield in 1928, it is now the largest gateway between Latin America and the United States. Conveniently located near a number of tourist attractions, it is one of the largest airport hubs in the US, comprising 4 runways and 3 passenger terminals.In 2011, Miami International Airport serviced over 38 million passengers. Providing transport to and from Europe and Latin America, it had the highest percentage of international flights in the US in 2011. It also handles more international cargo than any other US airport. Flights are available to and from Cuba, but flights are restricted to "purposeful" travel.