FLL Airport Improvements and Renovations (FLLAIR)

What is FLLAIR?

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Improvements and Renovations Program (FLLAIR) will:
  • Improve and modernize the terminals by offering more food and shopping choices, seating, and bathrooms.
  • Add destinations through more gates that can handle both international and domestic flights.
  • Minimize flights delays by adding a second runway that increases the number of take-offs and landings. 


  • South Runway (completed)
  • Concourse A in Terminal 1 (completed)
  • Terminals 1, 2, and 3 Modernization
  • Terminal 4 Expansion
  • Canopies (completed)
  • Pedestrian Bridges (completed)  

FLLAIR’s main goal is to provide a better customer experience through modern facilities. 


How Much? 

The Broward County Aviation Department will spend $3.2 billion over the next four years on these improvements. No Broward County tax dollars will be used for these projects. Funding will come from:
  • Airport Revenues
  • Passenger Facility Charges
  • Federal and State Grants
  • ​Waiting for the first flight. Media and attendees wait to take pictures of the first landing on the new South Runway.
  • First plane landing. The inaugural JetBlue flight is the first plane to land on the South Runway.
  • Traditional water salute. The JetBlue plane receives a water salute. Attendees purchased seats to raise money for the United Way.
  • Getting off the plane. Mayor Barbara Sharief and Commissioner Chip LaMarca are the first passengers to leave the plane for the ceremony.
  • Speakers for ceremony. Mayor Sharief served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the remarks part of the event. 
  • Big crowd attends. Over 700 people attended the Opening Ceremony located near the western end of runway.
  • Let’s cut a ribbon. After the speeches, dignitaries hold the ribbon on the runway underneath the JetBlue plane.
  • First rubber marks. The JetBlue pilots examine the first landing marks on the new runway. Notice the grooving on the runway to remove water for added traction.
  • ​Food to eat. Here is a sampling of the delicious food available at the ceremony.
  • Mementos for attendees. As mementoes of the event, attendees could take photos with the runway as the background.