The 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 serves the needs of over 23 million annual passengers and the general aviation community throughout South Florida.
FLL is ranked 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 600 flights a day, FLL offers nonstop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.
Major Runway Expansion Underway
The FLL Airport Improvements and Renovations Program (FLLAIR) will involve both the South Runway and Terminal 4. The new South Runway will expand to 8,000 feet creating an estimated 11,000 construction jobs with a $1.4 billion impact to the regional economy. Terminal 4 will expand from 10 to 14 gates and increase concession choices for passengers.
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 the capital improvement projects. Any surpluses are reinvested into the airport facilities.