Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Upgrades
As airline passenger volume and vehicular traffic continue to grow at FLL, we're working to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and motorists using the airport's terminal roadways. The Aviation Department is currently installing a new pedestrian crossing signal system to more efficiently and effectively operate the lower-level crosswalks outside of Terminals 2, 3 and 4.
Crosswalk improvements will include an audible pedestrian-activated signal system, enhanced overhead lighting, new traffic signals, and new warning signs and pavement markings for drivers. Additionally, ADA-accessible ramps will be installed on both sides of the curb, and impact bollards for pedestrian and terminal safety. Curbside passenger waiting areas will become more spacious.
During the next few months, pedestrians and motorists will see some overnight roadway lane closures and partially cordoned off terminal sidewalks. We appreciate your patience during construction as we work to make our roadways safer. The project is slated for completion by the end of 2019.
Updated: April 02, 2019
"Ride Safe" Campaign Begins
At FLL we're committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all airport guests.
That's one reason why we've launched a Ride Safe Campaign to remind travelers to make smart decisions and not risky ones when considering ground transportation options at FLL. It's also our way of reinforcing our commitment to a hassle-free airport environment. We're putting these unauthorized transportation providers on notice to cease or desist from such illegal activity at FLL.
In addition to posting Ride Safe messaging in baggage claim areas and on flight information display system screens in our terminals, we're also promoting the campaign via social media and conducting undercover stings to identify offenders.
For your safety and the security of your personal belongings, remember to always visit the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim at each terminal or speak with uniformed airport personnel at designated curbside stands to find a legitimate provider.
Updated: March 29, 2019
Terminal One: Window Restoration Project
More than 100 glass windows inside Terminal 1 are slated to be restored to their original brilliance pending approval of Public Assistance Program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Through this disaster-related FEMA grant, window glazing damaged during Hurricane Irma in September 2017 will be repaired across the terminal and returned to its pre-disaster condition.
Updated: March 01, 2019
Terminal Two: The Transformation Continues...
Exciting Terminal 2 progress continues, as our Modernization Project kicks into high gear. Preliminary work started this past summer, with several areas already debuting this fall/winter:
A new Inflight Lounge for Delta Air Lines employees has opened on the concourse level, as well as an “interim” Delta Sky Club. Both are just the start of many improvements to come. Future enhancements include: new and redesigned dining and shopping venues; modernized passenger restrooms; a new terminal security checkpoint; dome-shaped roof; central passenger waiting area; and permanent Sky Club on the mezzanine level. Also, new enclosed connectors linking Terminals 1, 2 and 3, will enable travelers to move freely among all three without needing to exit and re-enter security checkpoints. The project, including terminal connectors, is slated to be substantially completed by October 2021.
Updated: March 01, 2019
Making Strides to a Better Terminal 4
New International Efficiencies
We're always striving to improve operations and the guest experience at FLL. In recent years, Terminal 4 has added 12 new gates to provide more destination options for passengers as part of an ongoing modernization and expansion project.
In 2019, two more will open for a total of 12 international and two domestic gates overall. Another recent milestone was the opening of the new Concourse G with its modern guest amenities and enhanced shopping and dining venues. And more improvements are coming this year including new U.S. Customs and Border Protection functionality, advanced baggage handling system equipment, a new “meet-and-greet” area and additional passenger queuing space.
Work is underway now on the final phase of the U.S. Customs Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Facility Project slated for substantial completion by September 2019. By fall, we’ll be able to operate all 12 international gates in Concourse G and process more than 1,800 passengers per hour.
Updated: February 26, 2019
Celebrating New Leading-Edge Baggage Claim Capabilities
International passengers will now enjoy faster, smoother baggage processing, thanks to the new multimillion-dollar U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Baggage Claim Hall in Terminal 4. This new system is twice the size of the previous equipment: significantly increasing the capacity to process and deliver bags to arriving passengers, especially during peak travel periods.
Airport officials hosted a dedication and opening ceremony on May 14, 2018, to commemorate the occasion and help share the news of these enhancements. The project is one phase of a multimillion-dollar modernization program now underway in Terminal 4, slated to be substantially complete in late 2019.
More Good News: 25 CBP Officers
FLL and Port Everglades are slated to receive 25 additional CBP officers, shared by both ports of entry and phased in over the next year. The addition of the new officers will help to process passengers faster and more efficiently, improving the guest experience.
Updated: February 26, 2019