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FLL eNews
February 2014
Volume 29
JetBlue Tail Photo
New Flights to Caribbean Destinations

Starting in May, travelers can fly JetBlue Airlines to three international destinations:

  • Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica

The daily nonstop flights to each destination will depart from Terminal 3 and arrive in Terminal 4. Contact JetBlue Airways for more information.

Concourse A
More Destinations with New Concourse

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.

Tunnel Structure
South Runway Update

A major milestone occurred in early January when traffic on US 1 shifted into one of the structures. The traffic shift is part of the South Runway construction project. Eventually US 1 will have three lanes (north and southbound) in each direction.

Previously, US 1 was detoured to the east so workers could build the structures. In the area previously occupied by the US 1 detour, crews can now bring in fill and construct the retaining wall to join the existing wall and mound east of US 1.

The garage at the Hilton Hotel was demolished in January. Demolition of the hotel will begin in early April. For detailed information on the construction progress and recent photos, go to the FLLAIR website.

Runway Structure Facts:

  • Six runway structures are each 810 feet long.
  • Six taxiway structures are each 440 feet long.
  • Average height clearance is 24 feet in each structure.
  • Each runway structure has four evacuation and ventilation systems.
  • There are 134 fluorescent and 290 halide lights in each runway structure.
  • Lighting the taxiway structure are 94 fluorescent and 269 halide lights.

Ruben Ubiera Photo
“Land Escape” A New Exhibition

Passengers can visit the Lee Wagener Art Gallery and enjoy the new exhibition titled, “Ruben Ubiera: The Land Escape.”

Broward County resident Ruben Ubiera says the exhibit "depicts silent urban spaces and forgotten places that exist in our everyday surroundings."  A unique artistic event occurred when Ubiera painted a mural on three gallery walls while a camera crew filmed and photographed the event. Located in Terminal 2 pre-security, the exhibition will run through April 7.

For more information about the gallery or to exhibit, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design Project Manager, at 954-357-8542. 

East Phase Exterior
Terminal 4 Animation

Can’t wait to see the completed Terminal 4 under construction? You don’t have to if you view the new two-minute animation. It illustrates the security checkpoint to the gate area with expanded concessions and restrooms. The animation also shows the beautiful terrazzo floor, part of the Public Art and Design Program. Work continues on the Western Phase of the terminal construction. Crews are building the foundation columns and walls and installing  underground utilities.