Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airportís North Runway will close from
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, through Thursday, July 7, 2011, for up to 65 days.
Workers will complete a number of critical construction projects and install
several safety enhancement features. During the construction, departing and
arriving flights will use the Diagonal Runway.
contractors are carefully coordinating the construction work to minimize
impacts to the surrounding communities. Contractors will also work around
the clock seven days a week to finish as quickly as possible.
Constructing high speed runway exits to enhance the safety and
capacity of the airport by allowing faster clearance of landing aircraft
from the runway.
Installing Runway Status Lights. This will enhance safety by
advising pilots of potential runway incursions.
Widening of taxiways at the east end of the runway. This will
allow departing flights to line-up more efficiently on the taxiways and
improve access to the runway.
Relocating Runway Navigational Aids.
You will find
weekly construction updates and FAQs on the Airportís web site at www.fll.net. Then select the Advisories
button in the upper right corner.
FLL Training Exercise off Dania Beach)
County Aviation Department will hold its next disaster training exercise
near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday, May 5,
2011 at 10 a.m. The drill will simulate the crash of a jetliner with more
than 30 passengers and crew as the plane attempts to land at the airport.
The simulated incident will take place in and around a lake northwest of the
airport near the Ravenswood community. A mock up of a damaged airliner in
the form of several floating rafts will be used for the water rescue
scenario. Students from Calvary Christian Academyís High School Drama Team
will serve as volunteers to simulate injured passengers.
information, please contact: Greg Meyer at 954-359-6116 or Email:
Spirit Airlines announced new service and low fares to Toluca,
Mexico. Spirit will begin operating two nonstop flights per week between
Fort Lauderdale and Mexico Cityís Toluca International Airport on June 3,
2011. Please visit Spiritís web site for additional
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of
Homeland Security, authorized air service to and from Cuba through the
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The air service to Cuba will not be regularly scheduled
commercial service, but charter service through a Coral Gables based air
carrier. There will be potentially two flights a week starting this spring
or early summer. For more information, contact Gregory Meyer, Public
Information Officer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-359-6116.
Commissioner Alan Bersin, Phil Allen - Port Director, and
Kent George -
On February 22, 2011, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Commissioner Alan Bersin briefly toured
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). He also
observed the U.S. Customs operations at FLL.
Bersin held a brief news conference in Terminal 4
discussing CBP Operations and offering some perspective on cargo security.
He also discussed the recent request by several airports interested in
offering service to Cuba including FLL. It was Commissioner Bersinís first
official visit to FLL.
Airport Director Kent George and Port Everglades
Director Phil Allen attended the news briefing. They had the opportunity to
discuss security, baggage and passenger related issues that impact both FLL
and the Port.