Guest Experience Improvements Coming to FLL
Terminal 3 Restroom Makeover
New centrally-located, double-sided design coming
The restrooms in Terminal 3, Concourse E, are getting a facelift and will be expanded to enhance the airport experience for travelers.
The women's restrooms are being upgraded first and will remain open during construction, but the number of stalls will be reduced from 15 to 10 starting October 15, 2019. When completed, the remodeled restrooms will feature modern eco-friendly fixtures such as low-flow toilets and water-conserving automatic shut-off faucets.
During the renovation period, there will be signage in the concourse directing travelers to additional restrooms nearby in the Las Olas walkway between
Concourses E and F. Passengers will be encouraged to visit the pre-security and baggage-claim level restrooms as well. The first phase of the remodeling project is slated for completion in August 2020 with the opening of 14 stalls in the women's restrooms. The remaining five new stalls are expected to open in December 2020 for a full capacity of 19.
Upgrades are in the pipeline as well for restrooms along the Las Olas corridor and in Concourse F.
Updated: October 14, 2019
New Hangout for Sports Fans
Sports fans delight! The first airport outpost for Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill is touching down in Terminal 3, Concourse F in December 2019 through
a partnership with concessionaire Delaware North. The South Florida-born restaurant concept was founded in 2008 by former Miami Dolphins player and
sportscaster turned restaurateur Kim Bokamper. Today, Bokamper's has South Florida locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, and Plantation.
The restaurant's mission is to be "the best game in town by providing exceptional service, great food, and an unparalleled atmosphere for friends,
families and sports fans of all ages."
Updated: September 24, 2019
Country & western honky-tonk on tap
HMSHost is also partnering with former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to bring his signature North Carolina-born casual dining concept Whisky River
Beer & Wings
to Terminal 1, Concourse B by late 2019/early 2020. Whisky River's
menu will offer "crave-able dishes with regional flair," according to HMSHost. The new award-winning hangout will feature country & western style decor with whiskey barrel images, rustic barn wood, stone walls, cowhide seating, and even live music from local musicians on the Whisky River music stage.
Updated: July 22, 2019
Tacos and tequilas, anyone?
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar, a South Florida favorite for Cinco de Mayo celebrations and other festivities, is scheduled to open in Terminal 1, Concourse C in late 2019. The new eatery is being brought to FLL travelers through a partnership with airport concessionaire HMSHost. Locally, Rocco's Tacos is known for a menu that offers "a true taste of Mexico" from the signature guacamole prepared tableside and handmade corn tortillas to specialty margaritas and other crowd-pleasing brews and bar bites.
Updated: July 22, 2019
Terminal 2: The Transformation Continues...
Shaking 'N Blazing New Eateries
Travelers flying through FLL later in 2019 will find a slate of new dining venues to explore including Shake Shack and Flash Fire Pizza in Terminal 2.
Shake Shack has become a revered hangout for its legion of fans in the U.S. and overseas since its humble start as a hot dog cart in New York in the early 2000s. Today, the modern "roadside" burger stand has more than 130 locations worldwide. The restaurant chain serves premium burgers, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, shakes, frozen custard and more, which it touts as "fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value." Global concessionaire HMSHost has partnered with Shake Shack to open and operate multiple airport locations across America including FLL's, which is set to debut by the end of 2019.
For pizza lovers craving a slice of personal pie before they fly, South Florida-based Flash Fire Pizza whose tagline is "Farm to Fire in a Flash" is making its airport debut through a partnership with HMSHost. The pizza restaurant set to open in late 2019, offers a menu of specialty pizzas and salads, sandwiches and sides and aims to provide the best quick-fire pizza using the freshest ingredients and friendliest service.
Updated: June 19, 2019
Terminal 2 Modernization Project
Exciting Terminal 2 progress continued in 2018, as our Modernization Project kicked into high gear. Preliminary work started last summer, with several areas making their debut by fall/winter 2018 as follows:
A new Inflight Lounge for Delta Air Lines employees was 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. These improvements are slated for completion by late 2021.
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 new terminal connectors are expected to be operational by March 2022.
Updated: May 23, 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 March 2020. By then, FLL will be able to operate all 12 international gates in Concourse G and process more than 1,800 passengers per hour.
Updated: May 23, 2019
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 in summer 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 1: 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