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. In addition, 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.
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.
Next year, 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 in 2019 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 next fall, we’ll be able to operate all 12 international gates in Concourse G and process more than 1,800 passengers per hour.
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 May 14th 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.