Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

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FAA diagram of FLL

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is an airport located in Dania Beach, Florida between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, 21 miles (33.7 km) north of Miami. It has the IATA airport code FLL, and ICAO airport code KFLL.

In 2004, the airport processed 20.81 million passengers: it is currently the fastest-growing airport in the United States, and a key base for Delta Airlines and domestic low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and JetBlue. The airport's close proximity to cruise line terminals at Port Everglades has also made it popular among tourists bound for the Caribbean. Since the late 1990s, FLL has emerged as an intercontinental gateway as well, especially for charter carriers, although Miami International Airport still handles most long-haul flights to and from South Florida. In 2005, US Airways opened its main Latin American/Caribbean hub at FLL.



Merle Fogg Airport opened on an abandoned golf course on May 1, 1929. At the start of World War II, it was commissioned by the United States Navy and renamed NAS Fort Lauderdale. The base was initially used for refitting civil airliners for military service before they were ferried across the South Atlantic to Europe and North Africa. NAS Fort Lauderdale later became the main training base for naval aviators. George H. W. Bush learned to fly while stationed at the base in 1943.

In 1946, Broward County purchased the NAS Fort Lauderdale property to redevelop it as a commercial airport. The base closed down that year and was transferred to county control in 1948, becoming Broward County International Airport. Commercial flights to Nassau began on June 2, 1953, and domestic flights began in 1958, operated by Eastern Airlines, National Airlines, and Northeast Airlines. In 1959, the airport opened its first permanent terminal building and assumed its current name.

Operations at FLL grew along with Broward County's population. Passenger traffic reached 1 million in 1969 and 10 million in 1994. Low-cost traffic speeded the airport's growth in the 1990s, with Southwest opening its base in 1996, Spirit in 1999, and jetBlue in 2001.

The airport has been used by filmmakers as a location shot numerous times, the most famous of these being scenes from Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise.

On the morning of August 2, 1985, Delta Air Lines Flight 191, on a Fort Lauderdale-Dallas-Los Angeles route, crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, killing 136 of the 167 passengers on board.


Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has four terminals. Terminal 1, also known as "The New Terminal," opened in stages between 2001 and 2003. The other three terminals were constructed in the mid-1980's as part of a $263 million construction project. Terminal 4, also known as the International Terminal, was inaugurated by a Concorde visit in 1983.

Terminal 1 (New Terminal)

  • Concourse B

Terminal 2 (Delta Terminal)

Terminal 3 (Main Terminal)

  • Concourse E
    • AirTran Airways (Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh)
    • Bahamasair (Freeport and Nassau)
    • US Airways (Baltimore, Boston, Cancun, Charlotte, Guatemala City, Hartford, Indianapolis, Key West, Kingston (Jamaica), Montego Bay (service begins July 9 2005), Nassau, Newark, New York LaGuardia, Orlando, Panama City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providenciales, Tampa, Santo Domingo, San Jose (C.R.), San Juan, San Salvador, Washington Reagan)
  • Concourse F
    • American Airlines (Caracas, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York LaGuardia, Port-au-Prince, San Juan, Santo Domingo, and St. Louis)
    • American Eagle (Nassau)
    • United Airlines/Ted (Chicago O'Hare, Denver, and Washington Dulles)

Terminal 4 (International Terminal)

  • Commuter Terminal
    • Air Sunshine (Georgetown (Bahamas), Great Inagua Island, Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Kingston, Jamaica (via Guantanamo Bay), Marsh Harbour, New Bight (Bahamas), San Salvador, Sarasota, and Stella Maris)
    • Cape Air dba Continental Connection (Key West and Marathon)
    • Chalk's Ocean Airways (Bimini, Paradise Island, and Watson Island)
    • Florida Coastal Airlines (Ft. Pierce, Key West, Marathon, Marsh Harbour, and Treasure Cay)
    • Island Express (Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay)
    • Lynx Air International (Bimini, Cap-Haitien, Cat Island, Georgetown (Bahamas), Governor's Harbour, Grand Turk, Guantanamo Bay (Scheduled Millitary Charter), and South Caicos)

Varying/Unknown Terminal

Here is a list of cargo carriers:

General Aviation Reliever Facility

Destinations Served Non-Stop

  • Allentown, PA, USA
  • Akron/Canton, OH, USA
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Atlantic City, NJ, USA
  • Andros Town, the Bahamas
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Bimini, the Bahamas
  • Birmingham, USA
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Chicago-Midway, IL, USA
  • Chicago-O'Hare, IL, USA
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Dayton, OH, USA
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Flint, MI, USA
  • Freeport, the Bahamas
  • George Town, the Bahamas
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Governor's Harbour, the Bahamas
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Gulfport/Biloxi, MS, USA
  • Hartford, CT, USA
  • Houston-Bush, TX, USA
  • Houston-Hobby, TX, USA
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Jackonville, FL, USA
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Key West, FL, USA
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Lexington, KY, USA (service begins July 1 2005)
  • Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Long Island/Islip, NY, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Manchester, NH, USA
  • Marathon, FL, USA
  • Marsh Harbour, the Bahamas
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Nassau, the Bahamas
  • New Bight, the Bahamas
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • New York-JFK, NY, USA
  • New York-LaGuardia, NY, USA
  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • North Eleuthera, the Bahamas
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Paradise Island, the Bahamas
  • Pensacola, FL, USA
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Port Au Prince, Haiti
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Quebec City, Canada
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • San Juan, PR, USA
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Tallahasse, FL, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Treasure Cay, the Bahamas
  • Washington-Dulles, DC, USA
  • Washington, National, DC, USA

NOTE: Some destinations served seasonally.

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