FLL and HWO Background
Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport (HWO), a general aviation airport, form a diverse and dynamic airport system. This airport system typically serves the needs of more than 36 million commercial airline and general aviation community travelers throughout South Florida.
Currently, FLL is one of the fastest-recovering U.S. airports, with passenger traffic approaching 2019 pre-pandemic levels. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport generated $37.5 billion in economic activity annually and nearly 18,000 direct, local jobs. Despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in 2021, the airport served nearly 28.1 million passengers up from 16.5 million in 2020. In 2020, FLL ranked 6th in total passenger traffic recovery and 4th in international traffic recovery amongst U.S. airports.
FLL is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. The Aviation Department, FLL's operator, is a self-supporting agency of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners that does not rely on local tax dollars for operations and capital improvements.
Pre-pandemic, FLL ranked 18th in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 10th in international passengers in 2019, according to data from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). During that year, airlines at FLL offered more than 350 departures on average daily, including nonstop service to 84 U.S. cities and global connectivity to 66 international destinations in 33 countries.
Part of Broward County
Broward County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, owns the two airports. The Airports are operated through the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The Commission delegates the management and operations of FLL and HWO to the Broward County Aviation Department.
The two airports are monetarily self-supporting. We do not use any Broward County tax revenue to support the operations, maintenance, or capital improvements of the Airports. The Aviation Department generates funds through user fees, rentals, and other charges. Bonds, fees, and grants (state and federal) fund capital improvement projects. Any surpluses are reinvested into the airport facilities.
As one of the leading economic engines in Broward County, FLL generates 255,386 direct, indirect, and induced jobs and has an annual economic impact of $37.5 billion, according to results of a 2019 independent consultant's review.
HWO meanwhile accounts for 1,163 direct and indirect jobs and generates total business sales of approximately $119.1 million, results of a newly-released Florida Department of Transportation's Economic Impact Study show.
The combined 2019/2020 Annual Reports for the Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) highlights the accomplishments for the past two years for our two airports, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport (HWO), a general aviation reliever facility.
The inaugural 2018 Annual Report is a comprehensive 48-page publication for FLL and HWO. The first-ever of its kind edition offered historical snapshots for each airport and outlined FLL's diverse air service portfolio of 30 legacy and low-cost carriers. Also featured was how each airport served as a major economic engine and job creator for its communities.
What Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Offers You
Nonstop flights to over 100 U.S. and international cities.
International service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Over 12,000 parking spaces are just minutes from the terminals.
For cruise passengers, a short two-mile ride to Port Everglades. Even the Port of Miami is less than an hour away.
An onsite Rental Car Center (RCC) has 12 car rental companies offering a range of rental vehicles in their fleet. The RCC is a short walk from Terminal 1 or you can take a shuttle ride from the other terminals.
Do You Have A Safety Concern?
The Safety Management System (SMS) at FLL is an innovative proactive way to manage safety. SMS provides five convenient ways to communicate safety concerns without fear of retribution. All airport travelers, employees, and tenants are encouraged to report any accidents, incidents, hazardous conditions, and behaviors as soon as possible.
What North Perry Airport Offers You
- Private and charter aircraft operators offer a full range of services such as aircraft refueling, repairs, catering, and flight planning facilities.
- An airfield system with four runways, the longest at 3,350 feet.
- Over 160 T-Hangars for aircraft storage.
- Flight instruction for airplanes and helicopters.