FLL eNews - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Broward County, Florida

December 2010

Volume 12

In This Issue

Celebrate The Holiday Season At FLL

Flight 19 Memorial Honors Lost Naval Aviators

Clyde Butcher Artwork Gets New Sites

Continental Announces Daily Nonstop Service To Chicago, O’Hare And Denver

South Runway Expansion Theme And Logo Introduced With Dedicated Web Pages


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Winter Festival of Music

From December 13 through 17, more than 1,000 children from Broward County schools will dance, sing, and play musical instruments for our passengers.  The performances will take place every day in all four terminals as well as in the Rental Car Center.


Holiday Decorations in our terminals this year will include wreaths, bows, garlands, and colorful lights.  The decorations will be on display until the new year.


FLL Terminal Tunes Entertainment Program

Regular performances occur throughout the month with an emphasis on holiday themes.  We are scheduling the majority of the performances from Thursday to Monday, the heaviest holiday travel days.  Read the December performance schedule.


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On the 65th Anniversary of Flight 19, more than 100 people attended the annual US Naval Flight 19 Memorial Service for the lost airmen. After takeoff for a training mission on December 5, 1945, five Avenger torpedo bombers with 14 crewmen disappeared from radar. Combined units of the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and even the British Royal Air Force participated in the greatest air and sea search in the area’s history. The planes and crewmen were never seen or heard from again. This began one of the 20th century's most puzzling mysteries concerning what would be known as the Bermuda Triangle.

This year’s emotional ceremony was held on Sunday, December 5th in Navy Park adjacent to the Air Traffic Control tower.  The event featured speakers including two aviators stationed at the US Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale at the time of the doomed flight. One gentleman recounted flying search and rescue missions looking for the lost airmen. Other notable speakers included recently elected Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca (District 4) and Izzy Bonilla, Deputy Director of the Broward County Aviation Department.



Making way for improvements in Terminal 3, two Clyde Butcher artworks have been relocated to more prominent sites in Terminals 2 and 4.  As passengers ride the escalators (Terminal 3), they will get a welcoming glimpse into Florida’s spectacular landscapes.


The large scale gelatin silver print on canvas, North Fork New River,  is now on the east escalator wall of Terminal 2. This artwork depicts the indigenous vegetation around the North Fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale.


Conservation Area #2-1 is also a large scale gelatin silver print on canvas. Its new location is the escalator wall in Terminal 4. This piece shows a vast expanse of space and water that according to Butcher, “conveys the majestic beauty of the Everglades as a Conservation Area for our nation.”

The artworks’ background walls received a fresh coat of paint. This modern shade of gray enhances their appearance and draws attention to their stunning landscapes.


For additional information, please contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design Project Manager at croldan@broward.org or visit the Broward County’s Public Art & Design Program website. 





In 2011, passengers will find new travel options from FLL to Chicago O’Hare and Denver International.  Continental Airlines recently announced new daily nonstop flights beginning February 17, 2011 between FLL and Chicago O’Hare and Denver International Airports. 


Flights depart FLL for Chicago at 11:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. A flight will depart FLL at 5:25 p.m. for Denver. Read the complete schedule of flights for this new service.


Please visit Continental on their website for additional information.


FLLAIR - FLL Air Improvements & Renovations


The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Improvements and Renovations Program (FLLAIR) is the newly developed theme for the south runway expansion and Terminal 4 redevelopment. An airport-wide contest invited employees from the airlines, tenants, Federal government agencies, and Aviation Department to submit a theme. Representatives from these organizations chose Dauren Walker’s theme as the winning entry from more than 80 submissions. Dauren is from the Aviation’s Information Systems Department. They also choose the logo submitted by Monica Capellutto from the Aviation’s Planning Department.  


To read about the FLL Airport Improvements and Renovations Program, go to www.fll.net, and select the FLLAIR logo at the bottom of the page. New web pages dedicated to this project provide background and current information on the runway’s status. We have also added a computer generated animation of the new south runway after its scheduled opening in 2014.

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