to our first e-newsletter. I hope you find the information we share with
you informative, timely, and helpful.
goal is to keep you “in the know” when it comes to developments at the
airport that may impact you. Whether
you’re a traveler, airport employee, or just curious about Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and
our general aviation airport, North Perry, our e-news should be of interest
sit back and enjoy!
America and the Broward County Aviation Department recently announced new
service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily
non-stop flights from the West Coast beginning November 18, 2009. Virgin
America will serve FLL with two daily non-stop roundtrips from San
Francisco International Airport (SFO) and two daily non-stop roundtrips
from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). www.virginamerica.com
FLL Ramp Rehabilitation Project
The Ramp Rehabilitation Project to rebuild the aircraft
parking positions around Concourses D,E, and F
began July 13, 2009. This was the first Broward County project funded
through the President’s stimulus program authorized through the American
Recovery Reinvestment act of 2009. The work should continue through
entering the departure level roadway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport will experience traffic delays. This work will
cause lane reductions throughout Terminals 2, 3, and 4 and will cause
delays during peak travel times. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra
time when using the departure level for passenger drop off. This work
is expected to continue through October 2009.
FLL to Provide Additional Access to Palm
Entry Lane No.
6 which gives motorists another access point to the Palm Garage is set to
open in early October. This lane was originally closed because of a
revenue control system upgrade project dating back to 2005. The
re-opening of entry lane 6 is intended to re-create an entrance to Hourly
Parking across from Terminal 4. It will help alleviate vehicle traffic
attributed to the redistribution of terminal passengers and the relocation
of JetBlue Airlines to Terminal 3.
By re-creating this entry lane, the Palm Garage will
provide convenient access to Hourly Parking from the arrival level of
Terminal Road for friends, family, meeters and greeters of travelers whose
airlines operate from Terminals 2, 3 and 4. By offering easy access
to the parking garage from the terminals the roadway should be less congested,
encouraging motorists to park rather than idling their vehicles at the
terminal curb while their drivers wait for arriving travelers. Fewer idling
vehicles means fewer emissions and improved
traffic flow near the Airport Terminals.
There is no charge
if you exit within 15 minutes in our parking garages. Want more
information? Call or e-mail Michael Gregg at 954-359-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Entry Program Now at FLL
Customs and Border Protection Miami Office of Field Operations recently
announced their Global Entry Program at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport. Global Entry is a program that gives frequent
travelers the ability to expedite their arrival into the U.S. by using a kiosk
to assist in their clearance.
Participation in the Global Entry pilot
program is voluntary and requires a $100 non-refundable application fee
which is valid up to five years.
For more information on this or other
CBP trusted traveler programs, or for an application to enroll in the
Global Entry pilot program, please visit: www.globalentry.gov.
It Couldn’t Be Any “Cheap”er In Our
Airport Economy Lot
On your next visit to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport go straight for the bargain at our Airport Economy Parking where
our cheap parking is only $7.50 a day.
more information about parking at the airport, please contact USA Parking
at (954) 359-0200 or check out our parking rates at:
As part of the ongoing upgrades and
improvements to the airport’s facilities, the escalators located at the
west end of Terminal 2 have been taken out of service for replacement. The
escalators are more than 20 years old.
The new escalators are more energy efficient, smoother operating, and even
quieter. Passengers and airport employees are asked to either use the
escalator or stairs located at the eastern end of Terminal 2 or any of the
elevators conveniently located throughout the Terminal. The work is
expected to continue through April 2010.
in Terminal 4 were replaced earlier this year. Terminal 3’s escalators will
be replaced in 2010.
TSA Implements Enhanced Threat Detection
The Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) announced it is further bolstering existing explosives
detection capabilities by deploying additional tools to screen powdered
substances at checkpoints.
Transportation Security Officers (TSOs)
are experienced in identifying items that may pose a threat to
transportation security utilizing explosives detection tools. TSA knows
certain powders could be used in improvised explosive devices. While there
is no specific threat at this time, TSA is deploying powder explosives
detection kits to airports around the country to enhance our existing
explosives detection capabilities and further strengthen our layers of
Passengers should know that while common
powders are not prohibited, a small percentage may require additional
screening. Typical security checkpoint procedures will remain the same. The
vast majority of commonly carried powders, like most medication, infant
formula and makeup, are unlikely to need further screening.
For more information about TSA, visit http://www.tsa.gov/.
H1N1 Swine Flu – Information Line
Flu Information Line 1-877-352-3581. The Florida Department of Health has
launched a toll-free number to provide public health information and
updates on H1N1 Swine flu. The information line is available from 8:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. Information is available in English,
Spanish, and Creole.
additional information about the H1N1 Flu please visit the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/