Published on Apr 17, 2013
Southwest Plane Landing at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida.
Captain Sings at 1:17
Fort Lauderdale--Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL, FAA LID: FLL) is an international commercial airport located in unincorporated Broward County, Florida, three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Fort Lauderdale. It is also located near the city of Hollywood and is 21 miles (33.7 km) north of Miami.
In 2011, the airport processed 23,349,835 passengers (4.2% increase over 2010) including 3,608,922 international passengers (4.7% increase over 2010), showing significant growth in passenger usage and aircraft movement than previous years. The facility far surpassed 2007/2008 levels by 728,147 passengers, regaining its status as one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States. From December 2011 through November 2012, the top five air carriers in terms of domestic market share were: JetBlue Airways at 18.21%; Southwest Airlines at 17.50%; Spirit Airlines at 16.24%; Delta Air Lines at 15.60%; and US Airways at 8.16%. FLL is ranked as the 21st busiest airport (in terms of passenger traffic) in the United States as well as the nation's 14th busiest international air gateway. The facility also ranks as one of the world's 50 busiest airports. FLL is classified by the US Federal Aviation Administration as a "Major Hub" facility serving commercial air traffic.
Fort Lauderdale--Hollywood International Airport serves as a focus city for Allegiant Air, JetBlue Airways, and Caribbean Airlines. The airport is the largest base for Spirit Airlines, catering mainly to the airline's international to domestic network. It is also a hub for Silver Airways under the United Express name. 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. The airport offers free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout its terminals.
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport Terminal Map
Terminal 1 -- New Terminal
Terminal 1 has two concourses (B & C) and 18 gates.
United Airlines operates a United Club in Concourse C, which opened with the new Terminal in 2002 as a Continental Airlines Presidents Club.
Terminal 2 - "Delta" Terminal
Terminal 2 has one concourse (D) and nine gates.
Delta Air Lines operates a Sky Club here -- one of six clubrooms in the state of Florida.
This Terminal is only used by Delta, Delta Connection, Condor (seasonal), and Air Canada.
Terminal 3 -- Main Terminal
Terminal 3 has two concourses (E & F) and 20 gates.
Concourse F is only used by JetBlue Airways
Terminal 4 -- International Terminal
Terminal 4 has one concourse (H) and 10 gates.
Note: Terminal 4 handles all non-precleared international arrivals, in addition to the departures listed in the table.
International arrival gates are H2, H4, H6, H8, H9, and H10.
Commuter airlines use gate "J" which is on the lower level adjacent to recheck.
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is a major U.S. airline and the world's largest low-cost carrier, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It was established in 1967 and adopted its current name in 1971. The airline has more than 46,000 employees as of August 2012 and operates more than 3,400 flights per day.As of June 5, 2011, it carries the most domestic passengers of any U.S. airline. As of January 2013, Southwest Airlines has scheduled service to 79 destinations in 39 states.
Southwest Airlines has solely operated Boeing 737s, except for a few years in the 1970s and 1980s, when it operated Boeing 727s. As of August 2012, Southwest is the largest operator of the 737 worldwide with over 550 in service, each operating an average of six flights per day. In May 2011, the airline acquired AirTran Airways, with integration of the carriers expected to be complete by 2014. On March 1, 2012, the company was issued a single operating certificate, technically becoming one airline