FLL eNews - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Broward County, Florida

OCTOBER 2010

Volume 10

In This Issue

FLL PASSENGER APPRECIATION WEEK

FUTURE GUIDE DOGS TRAIN AT FLL

SOFFIT REPLACEMENT AND T4 CANOPY EXTENSION

TRAINING FOR EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOGS

HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPIRIT AIRLINES!

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA AND ELMIRA, NEW YORK

 

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We value our relationship with our customers. To show our gratitude, FLL is hosting Passenger Appreciation Week. This event will take place from Monday, October 4 to Friday, October 8, 2010. Exciting events will include giveaways, photo opportunities, tasting events, live entertainment, book signings, and much more.

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) has been serving our community for more than 75 years. The passenger growth we have experienced in recent years is because of support from our customers and the community.

 

Please stop by one of our clearly marked tables on the departure level before the security checkpoints in all four terminals during the following dates and times:

 

Terminal 1:  Monday, October 4, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Terminal 2:  Tuesday, October 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

Terminal 3:  Wednesday, October 6, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

Terminal 4:  Thursday, October 7, between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

 

FUTURE GUIDE DOGS TRAIN AT FLL

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(Pictured left to right: Moyra Stewart with Sparky, Kim Marlow, Katharine Stachurski with Carson & Kathy Nateman with GB)

FLL was the site of serious training for three young Labrador Retrievers recently. These are not your typical fun loving puppies, but future guide dogs for individuals with visual impairments. The puppies from the Southeastern Guide Dogs and their handlers spent two hours in the airport completing their familiarization training. This included general obedience, screening practice at our checkpoints with the Transportation Security Administration, and riding a shuttle around the terminals.

The Southeastern Guide Dogs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog. Since 1982, they have developed more than 2500 guide dog partnerships. They presently have more than 700 active partnerships and will graduate about 70 dogs this year. For more information about this program, visit their web site; www.guidedogs.org)   

SOFFIT REPLACEMENT AND T4 CANOPY EXTENSION

Visitors to FLL may notice work on the terminal canopies by the curb on the Departure (Upper) Level.  During the evening hours, workers are removing and replacing the soffits in Terminals 2, 3, 4, as well as the pedestrian bridges to the parking garages. New lighting and a public address system will also be installed. On the Upper Level of Terminal 4, workers will extend the canopy an additional 120 feet. This will provide added protection from the sun and inclement weather.

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TRAINING FOR EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOGS

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Twelve very special canines and their law enforcement partners recently used the airport for their regular training. These explosive detection dogs are required to train for eight hours a week to maintain their skills in detecting a wide variety of explosives. The baggage conveyor belts, noise from the traffic and loudspeakers, and passengers looking for their luggage all create a challenging and excellent training environment.

Officers and dogs from BSO, Federal Police, FBI, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and US Customs participated in the recent airport training. The teams also train at other public locations including Port Everglades, bus depots, and courthouses.

HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPIRIT AIRLINES!

Spirit Airlines became FLL’s “Hometown” airline and moved its offices to Broward County in May 1999. They carried over 4 million passengers in 2009 and is the largest carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with 47 daily departures and 39% of the airport’s international capacity.  Spirit Airlines flies non-stop to 15 domestic and 21 international destinations.

Congratulations Spirit Airlines for celebrating 20 years of service. 

You can visit Spirit at: http://www.spiritair.com

 

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ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA AND ELMIRA, NEW YORK

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Allegiant Airlines will begin nonstop service between Savannah, Georgia (SAV) and FLL, which is the first time this route will be flown.  The new service will start on November 18, and will operate twice weekly on Thursday and Sunday.  Allegiant is offering a low, introductory fare of $29.99 one-way, which must be purchased by October 5, 2010. 

Additionally, Allegiant will also begin new, nonstop service between Elmira, N.Y. (ELM) and FLL on November 19.  Flights with operate twice weekly with service on Monday and Friday and an introductory fare as low as $64.99 one-way and must be purchased by October 10, 2010.

For additional details, please visit Allegiant at www.allegiantair.com.

100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, Telephone (954) 359-6100
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.