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FLL eNews
January 2013
Volume 24
TSA Pre✓™ Arrives at FLL
TSA Pre✓™ allows select flyers of Delta Air Lines and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler Program to receive expedited screening benefits for domestic travel. Eligible participants use dedicated screening lanes for benefits that could include leaving on shoes, light outerwear and belts, as well as leaving computers, and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in carry-on bags. The dedicated TSA Pre✓™ lane is only available in Terminal 2 by using the east entrance checkpoint, which is next to the Lee Wagener Art Gallery. FLL is the fourth airport in Florida and 34th in the U.S. to offer this program. For specifics on TSA Pre✓™, visit TSA’s website.

Key West Bar
Spice it Up!

Whether it’s eating before your flight or bringing food on the plane, there are new restaurants serving a delectable variety of food and drinks for travelers.

Terminal 3, Concourse F
Food Kitchen Network is a new concept and is the first in any airport within the United States. It offers sandwiches such as a Florida Shrimp Po’Boy, salads, baked goods, and snacks made with organic and local ingredients. They serve a variety of beverages, wine, craft beer, and cocktails. Hours: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on flight schedules.)

Terminal 3, Concourse E
Key West Bar & Deli serves an assortment of coffee, espresso, and cold beverages. The restaurant also features local sandwich favorites such as Mojito Chicken, Media Noche, and Greek Wraps. The bar will offer various types of alcoholic beverages and beers to match the South Florida taste. Hours: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Villa Fresh Pizzeria offers classic fresh authentic Italian cuisine including spaghetti & meatballs, baked ziti, lasagna, strombolis, and various styles of pizza. Hours: 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Food Wall offers gourmet salads and sandwiches with a South Florida flair. There are also packaged snacks and sauces for passengers in a hurry. Hours: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on flight schedules.)

Noise Mitigation Progressing
Noise Mitigation Progressing

More homes are being sound insulated through the Voluntary Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSI Program). The Noise Mitigation Team is working with groups of property owners in the 68 – 70 Day/Night Noise Level (DNL) noise contour. DNL is the daily average noise level. The homes are bundled into groups for bidding and construction purposes.

In the Pilot Program, 48 units were sound insulated in 2011. Construction will begin in May 2013 for an additional 77 units. Another 100 units completed the design phase and 100 units just started this phase. The entire process takes about 18 months.

The RSI Program is one aspect of the Noise Mitigation Program that includes a Voluntary Mobile Home Acquisition Program and a Voluntary Sales Assistance Program. The Noise Mitigation Team has started the appraisals for the voluntary acquisition of two mobile home parks. If the mobile home land owners decide to sell, the team will start negotiations. The Sales Assistance Program is scheduled to start later this year.

Learn more about Noise Mitigation Program by visiting You can also visit or call the Noise Mitigation Outreach Center at 200 E. Dania Beach Blvd, Suite 103, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 or at 954-924-2224. The office is opened Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday by request.

South Runway Construction
South Runway Construction

Work on the 8,000 foot elevated South Runway continues and remains on schedule for substantial completion in September 2014.

Construction crews have completed some of the tunnel’s foundations and walls. The lanes of Federal Highway shifted eastward in October 2012 to allow crews to finish the tunnels.

Eventually, there will be 12 tunnels over Federal Highway and the Florida East Coast Railroad. The new 10th Street opened east to Seventh Avenue. The old South Runway was removed and the tarmac recycled as part of the new runway.

Crews are finishing the tunnel foundations by driving piles, pouring concrete caps over the piles, and then building walls on the caps. Both the caps and walls are re-enforced with miles of rebar skeletons. Early this year, crews will start working on the top of the tunnels. They will place beams across the top of the walls, with metal forms between the beams. Crews will build a rebar frame on top of the beams and forms, and then pour concrete on the rebar frame. The top of the structures will be the actual runway and taxiway supporting the planes.

The retaining wall, will hold the seven million cubic yards of fill, rises east of Federal Highway. The mound of fill within the retaining wall rises about one foot every two weeks. The eastern most part of the runway will eventually rise to 65 feet.

The Broward County Aviation Department is working closely with construction crews to minimize airborne dirt on and around the construction projects. Street sweepers and water trucks are regularly used to reduce the dust during the dry winter months.

For more information, go to the Airport Construction tab on

New Destination Choices Map
New Destination Choices

Over the past several months, FLL airlines have added nonstop service to these destinations:

  • Baltimore, Maryland, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, with daily flights offered by Spirit Airlines
  • Washington, D.C., (Dulles Airport) with daily flights by United Airlines
  • Aruba five times a week offered by Tiara Air Aruba
  • Asheville, North Carolina, twice a week with Allegiant Air
  • Providence, Rhode Island, with daily flights on jetBlue Airways
  • New destinations will be available soon:
  • United Airlines will have weekly flights beginning March 2 to San Francisco.
  • Daily flights starting in June to Medellin, Colombia, on jetBlue Airways