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News Releases - 2008

December 19, 2008

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT OF A RECORD OF DECISION ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF RUNWAY 9R/27L AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Today the Federal Aviation Administration announced its decision, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The ROD provides the FAA's final determinations and approvals in response to a proposal by Broward County to extend the airport's south runway (9R/27L).

The ROD documents the FAA's compliance with several procedural, substantive, and programmatic requirements of aeronautical, environmental, and related statutes and regulations that apply to the FAA's decision and ultimate action.

After years of studying the potential environmental impacts of increasing the airport's capacity to meet the demand of air traffic and reduce flight delays, the FAA has determined that extending the airport's south runway (9R/27L) to a length of 8,000 feet is the federally preferred option (Option B1B) and offers the surrounding communities the least impact.

The decision by the FAA to extend the south runway is the same physical runway layout which was approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioner's in June 2007 and is consistent with the federally approved Airport Layout Plan.

Aviation Director Kent George states, "Broward County and the Aviation Department is committed to working with the cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and all the communities of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, to mitigate any impacts which might affect the quality of life of the airport's neighbors".

The ROD was issued after months of analyzing what the impacts of a runway extension would have on variables such as noise, air pollutants, storm water management, wildlife, and overall quality of life to the surrounding communities.

A copy of the Decision Order is available on the airport's web site at www.fll.net. The entire document will be released to the public as soon as it has been received by the Broward County Aviation Department.

For more information please contact:Steve Belleme, Business Development Manager
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6129 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


November 26, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES THOUSANDS OF BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SING AND DANCE IN THE TERMINALS

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Broward County Aviation Department will host its 20th Annual Winter Festival of Music next week. Performances begin Monday, December 1, at 9:00 a.m. and continue through Friday, December 5. Approximately, 2,100 children from various Broward County elementary, middle, and high schools will perform throughout the airport terminals. Passengers will be entertained through song and dance.

This annual event helps to entertain our passengers during the busy holiday season and helps make the stress of travel more enjoyable. We often see our passengers participating by singing along and sometimes even dancing. The Broward County Aviation Department is dedicated to providing Sunsational Service and meeting the needs of our passengers. The Winter Festival of Music is just one way to do this.
For more information please contact:
Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


November 19, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXPECTING A VERY BUSY THANKSGIVING TRAVEL HOLIDAY

PASSENGERS

More than 400,000 travelers are expected to fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The holiday period runs from Tuesday, November 25, through Monday, December 1. We anticipate more than 70,000 passengers a day during our peak travel times this Wednesday and Sunday. While we do anticipate that our total passenger numbers will be down slightly over last year, the airport will still be very busy.

PARKING

In addition to our daily parking garages, ($15.00 a day), conveniently located adjacent to the terminals we have several other parking options this year. The Park-N-Save Lot located west of the airport has 2,800 additional parking spaces for public parking at $9.00 a day. Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes to bring passengers to and from the terminals. To access the Park-N-Save lot, take Griffin Road just west of I-95 to Ravenswood, turn right, and follow the signs.

WHAT'S NEW?

The parking peak is expected Friday, November 28, with as many as 13,000 vehicles parked throughout the airport lots and garages. If you prefer not to park yourself, follow the signs to valet parking located in the Palm and Hibiscus garages. New for Thanksgiving 2008: Auto detailing is now available in the Park N Save lot in addition to the detailing services in the valet parking areas in the garages. You can return from your trip to a clean car!

While there will be sufficient parking, it will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some of the parking areas will fill-up earlier than others, and travelers should allow extra time to be directed to available parking.

LATEST INFORMATION

Travelers can tune in to the Airport Radio Station, 1670 AM, on the way to the airport to get the most current information on available parking. The station can be received approximately two miles from the Airport or can be listened to on our web site at: www.fll.net.

We remind all passengers to arrive two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights. Remember the Transportation Security Administration 3-1-1 liquid rules for carry-on's = 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. Call your airline or check their websites for the latest information on flight status.

For more information please contact:
Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


November 14, 2008

NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The closures will allow workers to perform routine maintenance which includes rubber removal, repainting of the runway, repairs to the runway lighting system, safety area work, EMAS repairs and other airfield work.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania Beach and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between
    the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-5797

For noise complaints please contact:

Winston Cannicle,Environmental Compliance Specialist
Broward County Aviation Department
Tel: (954) 359-6181
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


August 7, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. - 5:30 a.m., Monday, August 25, 2008 - Monday, September 1, 2008. The closures will allow workers to perform routine maintenance which includes rubber removal, repainting of the runway, repairs to the runway lighting system, safety area work and other airfield work.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania Beach and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact:

Allan Siegel, Community Outreach Coordinator
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6978/ Cell: (954) 816-8374

For noise complaints please contact:

Winston Cannicle, Environmental Compliance Specialist
Broward County Aviation Department
Tel: (954) 359-6181
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


August 7, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HONORED TENTH TIME, IN FAA SAFETY INSPECTION

For the 10th consecutive year, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has achieved a "zero-discrepancy" in its annual FAA Certification/Safety Airport Inspection. The three-day inspection was conducted earlier this month. "This is a commendable achievement by our dedicated professional staff. To earn a perfect score for the tenth straight year reflects well on the quality staff we have managing FLL," stated Kent George, Broward County Aviation Director.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection reviews the Airport's compliance with the FAA's airfield safety requirements and is one of the most comprehensive evaluations that an airport faces from the FAA. The inspection is required by the FAA, Southern Region and takes three days to complete. This review concentrates on every aspect of airport safety, including runway and taxiway markings, signage, lighting, safety areas, daily inspections, staff training, airside knowledge, wildlife control, FOD (Foreign Object Debris), fueler training, emergency response, incident command and overall record management of Airport Rescue and Fire Fighter training.

Airports are certificated under Part 139, and one of the requirements is successful completion of the annual inspection by the FAA.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-5797

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


July 1, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. - 5:30 a.m., Monday, July 7, 2008 - Tuesday, July 8, 2008. The closures will allow workers to perform required Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) repairs and additional runway maintenance work.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania Beach and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact:

Allan Siegel, Community Outreach Coordinator
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6978/ Cell: (954) 816-8374

For noise complaints please contact:

Winston Cannicle,Environmental Compliance Specialist
Broward County Aviation Department
Tel: (954) 359-6181
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


June 9, 2008

DIPLOMATIC SERVICES ROOM DEDICATION FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 11:30 am

Where: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Terminal 3, upper level in the FLLight Deck adjacent to Concourse "E".

There will be a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Broward County Diplomatic Services Room on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. The Diplomatic Services Room is intended to serve Broward County's high level international business community.

The room was designed to be used for official meetings by Consul Generals, Ambassadors, and other high-level governmental representatives when visiting Broward County. The Diplomatic Services Room has been created by the Broward County Office of Economic Development, the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Port Everglades, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

This is a significant step by Broward County to remain competitive and attractive in the international business arena.

For additional information, please contact:
Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


May 15, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. - 5:30 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2008 - Monday, June 9, 2008. The closures will allow workers to perform routine maintenance which includes rubber removal, repainting of the runway, repairs to the runway lighting system, safety area work, and other airfield work.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania Beach and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

For noise complaints please contact:

Winston Cannicle
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Tel: (954) 359-6181

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


April 23, 2008

BROWARD COUNTY AVIATION DEPARTMENT HOSTS ANNUAL "BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY"

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2008

WHAT: Bring Your Child to Work Day

WHERE:Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33315

The Broward County Aviation Department will host its 12th annual "Take Our Children to Work Day" on Thursday, April 24, 2008 beginning at 8:15 am. Approximately sixty-five children ranging from 7-12 years of age as well as student volunteers in grades 9 -12 will participate. This year's theme is "Making Choices for a Better World." Many of the activities during the day will focus on FLL's "Going Green" efforts. Here's what's on their agenda:

08:15 a.m.Welcome by Kent George, Aviation Director
08:30 a.m.Visit the Fire Rescue Facility & BSO K-9 Teams (no media)
09:30 a.m.BSO Helicopter arrives (no media)
10:00 a.m.Snacks in the BCAD Auditorium
10:30 a.m. -12:00 noonArt Project involving a mural
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Lunch with parents
1:15 p.m. Planting at Green Belt
2:30 p.m. Ice Cream
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Child pick-up and games

Waivers are on file so children may be photographed and videotaped.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioner


April 10, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES IN ASSISTING PASSENGERS

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) continues to partner with American Airlines (AA) in accommodating passengers stranded due to FAA-mandated safety inspections of American Airlines MD-80 aircraft.
Airport concessionaires, airlines, and FLL have all chipped in to help stranded passengers while alternate travel plans are coordinated by AA. American Airlines has additional staff at all its ticket counters to assist passengers and to answer their questions.

AA cancelled 5 departures from FLL today out of approximately 19 daily departures. The airline expects additional departures to be cancelled Friday. Customers who were scheduled on a flight that was cancelled may request a full refund or apply the value of their ticket toward future travel on AA. Additionally, customers scheduled to travel on any MD-80 flight from April 8-11, 2008, even if their flight has not been cancelled, may rebook without a change fee to any AA flight with availability in the same cabin as long as their travel begins by April 17.

Customers who were inconvenienced with overnight stays should go to www.aa.com where a link has been established to request information about compensation. Customers also are encouraged to continue to check AA's website or contact their travel agents for flight status information.

AA is providing accommodations (hotels, meals, and ground transportation) and will re-accommodate passengers on any of its remaining flights and on other airlines when seats are available. AA reservations can be reached at (800) 433-7300.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


April 4, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in a one night closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008. The closure will allow workers to repair the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the runway approach to 9L. The EMAS is designed to minimize the hazards of an aircraft over run from the ends of the runway which is a critical component of our airfield. A small section of the EMAS is to be repaired after a cover was blown off and in turn exposed the EMAS to weather elements.
During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania Beach and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

For noise complaints please contact:

Winston Cannicle
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Tel: (954) 359-6181

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


March 17, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. - 5:30 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2008 - Saturday, March 22, 2008. The closures will allow workers to conduct additional rubber removal from the runway.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Media may contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Office,
Broward County Aviation Department
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

For noise concerns contact:

Winston Cannicle, Noise Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
Tel: (954) 359-6181
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


February 28, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in a continuation of the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. - 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - Sunday, March 9, 2008. The closures will allow workers to repair the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the runway approach to 27R. The EMAS, a critical component of our airfield, is designed to minimize the hazards of an aircraft overrun. A small section of the EMAS is to be repaired after some covers were blown-off and in turn exposed the EMAS to weather elements.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31; and residents living in northeast Dania Beach and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Media contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Office
Broward County Aviation Department
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Noise concerns contact:

Winston Cannicle, Noise Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
(954) 359-6181

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


February 8, 2008

TRAINING EXERCISE AT FORT LAUDERDALE–HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Rescue crews will hone their skills in a realistic disaster training exercise at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The drill will simulate the crash of a jetliner with fifty (50) passengers and crew on board as it makes an attempt to land at the airport. The plane will come to rest at the approach end of Runway 31 on the SE corner of US 1/Griffin Road intersection. A mock up of a damaged airliner will be built for the drill. Volunteers will be prepared in the various levels of triage to simulate injured passengers.

It is expected that more than 200 aviation professionals, fire rescue, emergency medical, and law enforcement personnel from more than 20 agencies and businesses will participate in the exercise. A portion of the ‘passengers’ will be transported for ‘medical treatment’, testing the ability of several local hospitals to respond to accidents with multiple victims.

The drill will take place on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, and will begin at approximately 09:00 a.m. and continue until approximately 11:00 a.m. (This time is to remain confidential. The responsiveness of the various agencies is one of the areas being evaluated.)

GRIFFIN ROAD CLOSURE

During the disaster drill training (9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.), Griffin Road will be closed between US 1 and NW 10th Street. Residents who live in Melaleuca Gardens south of the airport will be able to access their neighborhood from the west only during this two-hour period. The south entrance to the airport off of Griffin Road will be closed during this time as well.

Members of the news media covering the event should report to the BCAD Administrative Office complex at 100 Aviation Boulevard no later than 8:30 a.m. There will be a media sign-in to obtain a Drill ID badge prior to proceeding to the Media Staging Area located at the BCAD Outreach Office located at 550 NW 10th Street, Dania Beach (next to the drill site entrance).

Please note: in the interest of safety, the media will be required to remain in the observer area unless escorted by the Public Information Officer.

Please advise your readers, viewers, or listeners that they may see what appears to be an aircraft accident southeast of the airport during the morning of Wednesday, March 5, 2008 is in a reality a training drill.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Office
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


February 6, 2008

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATTERNS FOR NORTH RUNWAY MAINTENANCE WORK AT FORT LAUDERDALE–HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airfield maintenance work at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will result in the closure of Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) from 12:01 a.m. – 5:30 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2008 – Monday, March 3, 2008. The closures will allow workers to perform routine maintenance which includes rubber removal, repainting of the runway, repairs to the runway lighting system, safety area work, and other airfield work.

During the closure period, the airport will use Runway 13-31. Residents living in northeast Dania and southwest Fort Lauderdale may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities.

Please note the following:

  • Runway 9L-27R (North Runway) will be closed each night from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.
  • Runway 13-31 (Crosswind Runway) will be used for arrivals and departures between the hours of 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Office
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-0027

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


February 6, 2008

2007 FLL TRAFFIC UP MORE THAN 6 PERCENT OVERALL WITH A 20 PERCENT INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC

Year end total passenger traffic for 2007 was 22,681,903 up 6.1% over 2006. International traffic for the year was 2,858,047, up 20.4%.

Air carrier operations for 2007 were 253,908, up 5.7% over 2006. General Aviation was 54,067 operations, down 4.9% over 2006. Total aircraft movements for 2007 were 307,975, up 3.7% over 2006.

Air Freight for 2007 was 144,642.5 tons, down 5.9% over 2006.

Total passenger traffic for December 2007 was 2,085,782, up 8.9% over December 2006. International traffic was 301,246 passengers, up 26.5% over last December.

December 2007 air carrier operations totaled 23,218, up 8.6% over 2006. General Aviation was 4,769 operations, down 3.1%. Total aircraft movements for December 2007 were 27,987 take offs and landings, up 6.4% over 2006.

Air Freight for December 2007 was 11,467 tons, down 14.2% over December 2006.

2008 promises to see additional growth as the low-cost carriers continue to expand. In May, 2008, FLL will welcome Zoom Airlines with non-stop service to London, our first London service since Laker Airways more than 10 years ago.

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116/Fax: (954) 359-5797

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners


January 17, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRAFFIC UP WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH FOR 5th CONSECUTIVE MONTH

November 2007 total traffic was up 8.6% as 1,864,797 passengers traveled through the facility. Domestic traffic was up 6.5%, and International traffic was up 26.7%. Contributing to the growth was JetBlue’s new service to Ponce, Buffalo, Richmond and Syracuse, Spirit’s new service to Ponce and Aruba, Frontier’s new service to Memphis, and the start up of the first half of Allegiant’s new service.

Air Carrier operations were 20,709, up 9.6% over last year. General Aviation was down 16.4% for month. Total aircraft operations were 24,801 up 4.3%.

The low-fare carriers continued their trend of positive growth. Spirit carried 283,123, more than doubling last November’s activity. AirTran was up 23.8%, and JetBlue increased by 13.9%.

Continental was the only legacy carrier to show positive growth during the period with a slight increase of 1.7% over last year. American, Delta, Northwest, and US Airways continued their trend of reduced capacity and combined for a decrease of 86,816 for the month.

On the operations side, Spirit operated an average of 40 flights a day, 16 more daily departures than November 2006. AirTran was up 2 departures, and JetBlue increased by 9 daily departures. Delta, Northwest, and US Airways combined for a decrease of 8 daily departures which might seem insignificant but when coupled with the utilization of smaller aircraft, it equated to almost 100,000 available seats for the month.

December traffic should continue to show growth with American’s new service to Port Au Prince, Santo Domingo, San Jose, and the addition of the second half of Allegiant’s operation.

Top 10 market share rankings (includes commuters) and passengers for November 2007 are:

  • Spirit 15.2% 283,123Continental 9.2% 170,960
  • JetBlue 13.7% 256,308American 7.4% 138,188
  • Southwest 12.8% 238,710AirTran 6.3% 117,556
  • Delta 12.6% 234,060 Northwest 2.4% 45,297
  • US Airways 9.3% 173,399United 2.3% 42,363

For more information please contact:

Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 359-6116 / Fax: (954) 359-5797

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners