Terminal 4 Expansion

Project Summary 

Western Phase of Terminal 3Click on the image for a larger version.

Terminal 4 is undergoing a major expansion and modernization at a cost of $450 million.

Crews will construct the terminal in two phases (western and eastern). This will reduce disruptions to passengers and airlines. Flights still depart and arrive at the terminal during construction. The western phase will have 219,690 square feet. The eastern phase will have 264,270 square feet.

View the Terminal 4 Animation or the construction photos.



  • Travelers will have more dining and shopping options. Concession space will increase from 2,000 to approximately 34,000 square feet with new restaurants, retail spaces, and an improved duty free store.
  • Customers will have more destination options as gates will increase from 10 to 14. The new concourse will have 12 gates for both international and domestic flights. There will be two gates for only domestic flights.
  • International travelers will see reduced waiting times in Customs. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Inspection Area will more than double in size compared to the present facility. It will also use new technologies to streamline the inspection process.
  • Security Checkpoint will increase from six to 10 lanes reducing processing time.
  • Travelers can move between Terminals 3 and 4 post-security via a connector bridge.
  • Numerous electronic charging stations are located throughout the terminal and there is free Wi-Fi.
  • Bonds will pay for the $450 million price. FLL will not use any Broward County tax revenues to build the terminal.

Public Art

Terminal 4 will showcase two public art projects. Artist Brad J. Goldberg designed the new terrazzo floor in the concourse and connector bridge. An Interactive Artwall by Electroland, which is 250-foot long by 10-foot tall, will light five bays of glass of the sterile corridor located above the main concourse.  

Green Activities

Reducing water use by about 40 percent through:

  • A water system captures rainwater and condensate from air conditioning units in two 35,000 gallon cisterns.  A filtration system will clean the water for use in the toilets, urinals, and provide make-up water for the cooling system. 
  • Capturing rainwater in the cisterns will reduce storm water runoff and will provide between 4-5 million gallons per year for use.
  • Condensate from the air conditioning system will provide another estimated 4.75 million gallons of water for use.
  • Efficient bathroom fixtures and use of the cistern water will reduce flushing water use by 50 percent.   

Reducing energy by about 16 percent through efficient lighting, air conditioning, and building construction.

  • Strategically placed windows will provide daylight and views to 90 percent of the building reducing the need for artificial lighting.
  • Designed the south facing facade to maximize views and minimize heat gain.
  • The entire roof is made of reflective material that reduces heat gain and the need for cooling in the building.   

Recycle more than 50 percent of the construction and demolition materials. This will save land fill space.




​Completion of Security Checkpoint Relocation ​April 2013
​Start of Western Phase Construction ​July 2013
​Opening of Two Gates in Western Phase ​July 2015
​Completion of Western Phase ​November 2015
​Start of the Eastern Phase Construction ​December 2015
​Removal of Concourse H ​Late 2017
​Completion of Terminal 4 ​​Late 2018
View and or print the Terminal 4 Fact Sheet (PDF).