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FLL eNews
November 2013
Volume 28
Norwegian Air Shuttle
London Non-stop Service Returns to FLL After 15 Years

Norwegian Air Shuttle will offer nonstop service from FLL to London’s Gatwick Airport beginning July 4, 2014. The flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays with an introductory fare of $289 each way. Norwegian will fly the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" on this route.

Norwegian Air Shuttle is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low-cost carrier in Europe.

For more information or reservations, go to Norwegian Air Shuttle.


Tunnel Structure
South Runway Construction Update

Throughout 2013, the construction of the new South Runway has progressed and is on schedule for substantial completion by September 2014. FLL is spending about $1 million per day on the runway construction during 2013.
 
Benefits of the elevated South Runway include minimizing delays, enhancing safety, reducing taxi time to and from the terminals, and allowing more flexibility for aircraft operations.

Some of the milestones reached include:

  • Overall, 60 percent of the total embankment required for the runway is in place.
  • Construction of the retaining walls is ongoing; over 50 percent of the walls, which can reach up to 50 feet high, have been constructed.
  • Over 2,500 concrete piles that will support the runway and taxiway structures have been installed.
  • Over 850 beams are required to support the runway/taxiway decks. Approximately 65 percent of these beams have been set across the walls and columns.
  • ­Crews recently began pouring concrete for the runway/taxiway decks. This also serves as the roofs for the roadway tunnels beneath. Approximately 15 percent of the decks are now in place.
  • A concrete batch plant has been assembled on-site, which will ultimately produce 478,000 square yards of concrete paving. There is an estimated 57,000 tons of asphalt needed for the new South Runway.
  • Final grading of the western sections of the runway is ongoing. Concrete paving has already commenced for adjacent aircraft parking aprons and taxiways and paving of the runway itself will begin in January 2014.

Kosher Meals
Kosher to go is Here
Passengers using Terminal 3, Concourse F, now have a new food option – kosher meals. Available at Chef Allen’s 2 Go Restaurant, the pre-packaged food consists of kosher turkey, tuna salad sandwiches, Mediterranean and Caesar salads, and a variety of gourmet muffins prepared by Kosher Central Market of Hollywood. The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. JetBlue and Spirit operate from this concourse.

Canadian Flag
Canadian Destinations Return

It’s that time of year when the seasonal nonstop flights resume. Here are the details:

Air Canada
Halifax begins December 14
Ottawa begins December 19

Air Transat
Toronto began October 19
Quebec begins November 9

Sunwing
Toronto began October 26
Montreal begins December 5
Quebec begins December 14

WestJet
Ottawa began November 1


Sky Piles Ribbons
New Videos Depict Construction Activities

Passengers can view five videos, by Artist Dawn Roe, documenting the construction of the South Runway and the Terminal 4 Expansion at FLL in Terminal 1, Concourse B. These videos are Airfield Study (Sky, Piles, Ribbon); Airfield Study (Desert Top); Airfield Study (Ground); Airfield Study (Lights and Wall); and Airfield Study (Black, Dirt, Mound). Each video uniquely depicts a different aspect of the construction. Read more about the videos.

For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design Project Manager, at 954-357-8542.


Terminal 1 Activity
Airlines Moved in Terminal 1
If you fly on Allegiant, Alaska, AirTran, or Frontier, please be aware these airlines have moved. AirTran is still in Terminal 1 but now in Concourse B. Allegiant, Alaska, and Frontier moved to Concourse C. The ticket counter locations remain the same. The move was due to the recently merged operations of AirTran and Southwest Airlines so that their flights will all use the same concourse.