Passengers will have more domestic and international destination options when the new Concourse A is completed in 2017.
Southwest Airlines and Broward County Aviation Department have partnered to design and build the new facility. The five-gate concourse in Terminal 1 will have U.S. Customs to process inbound international travelers. Presently, only Terminal 4 has U.S. Customs facilities and has limited capacity for additional international flights. The five new gates will add 25 flights per day. About 1 million new passengers per year are expected to use the new concourse.
Concourse A is part of a $295 million modernization of Terminal 1. There will be a centralized security checkpoint and 70,000 additional square feet of post-security concession area. The central checkpoint will allow passengers to access all three concourses (A, B, and C) once through security. Now there is a security checkpoint for each concourse. The additional concession area will offer more shopping and dining options with a view of the airfield.