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

February 2011

Volume 14

In This Issue

Aircraft Firefighting Truck Debuts at North Perry Airport

Continental Resumes Service to Chicago and Denver

Passenger Appreciation Events Coming Your Way

BCT Bus Stops Moving to The Rental Car Center

FLL Seeks Permission to Reestablish Air Service to Cuba


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Truck 4 and 7

(L Truck 4 moving to North Perry Airport R Truck 7 FLL’s New Fire Truck)


The City of Pembroke Pines Fire Department recently received an aircraft firefighting truck which will greatly enhance rescue and firefighting capabilities at North Perry Airport (HWO). Truck 4 complements the fleet at Fire Station 33 as it has aqueous film forming foam. This foam is the primary method for putting out aviation fires.


The Broward County Aviation Department (which manages HWO) recently transferred the truck to the City of Pembroke Pines Fire Department. The station is located at North Perry Airport, Fire Station 33, and serves a dual role. Paramedics/firefighters respond to aircraft incidents at the airport and to rescues/fires in the local community.


The Aviation Department conducted joint training drills with the City of Pembroke Pines Fire Station 33 to familiarize the new owners with the equipment and to demonstrate the life-saving capabilities of the truck.


Since 1997, Truck 4 provided protection at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). FLL received a new firefighting truck that replaced Truck 4 and instead of retiring No. 4, HWO requested the transfer to Station 33. Having an aircraft firefighting truck with foam exceeds Federal Aviation Administration requirements for general aviation airports.

Contact HWO at 954-359-1016 for additional information.

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It was an historic occasion as Continental Airlines (United) marked its return to FLL with service to Denver (DEN) and Chicago (ORD).  The inaugural Flight 1671 to ORD departed Terminal 1 shortly before noon. Members of the Broward County Aviation Department participated in the festivities with a water salute and provided music at the gate with a great blues performance (Chicago style) by the Jay Blues Band.  Flight 1537 departed for DEN in the evening. Please visit Continental’s web site for additional information.

Passenger Appreciation2

(L-R Faye Batwin, Cathy Scarane, Garfield Webbe, Ana Hernandez, and Tawana Guthrie)

On February 28, the Broward County Aviation Department’s Customer Service Team will show their appreciation to the travelers in Terminal 2.  They will set up a welcome area “pre-security” in the baggage and ticketing areas and offer a variety of engaging activities.

Passengers can spin the “Prize Wheel “ and win umbrellas, visors, luggage tags, pens, and other fun stuff you never knew you needed! Listen to the live entertainment. Adults and children can have their face painted or enjoy a variety of other activities.

Look for the Customer Service Passenger Appreciation signs and please stop by to say hello. It’s our way of saying thank you for flying Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. If you miss us in February, we’ll be out again in late March in Terminal 1.

For more information, please contact Tawana Guthrie at 954-359-2392.



Passengers and Airport employees using Broward County Transit (BCT) will find the bus stops moving to the Rental Car Center beginning on Sunday, March 6. Stop 7 at the Rental Car Center (RCC) bus-way is the new location to board a County bus to the Central Bus Terminal or Aventura. Consolidating several bus stops to one stop will allow BCT to maintain its schedule and reduce traffic congestion on the terminal roadway.


From Terminal 2, 3, or 4, take the shuttle bus to the Rental Car Center. When exiting the shuttle bus stop at the RCC, turn right and walk to the end of the building and Stop 7. From Terminal 1, access the moving sidewalk into the RCC. The moving sidewalk is close to the Security Checkpoint on Concourse B. Once inside the RCC, go to Level 3, then outside the building to the curb and Stop 7.

For additional information, you may visit BCT’s website.   

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In January 2011, the Federal Government released its guidelines to U.S. airports on how to request authorization to service flights to and from Cuba. FLL has sent a letter to U. S. Customs and Border Protection requesting permission to offer air service. If granted, this designation will provide travelers with a low-cost alternative point of entry when traveling between Cuba and South Florida.

In May of 1980, the U.S. Customs Service amended the Air Commerce Regulations to require all Cuba flights to use Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Seven years later the regulations were amended again substituting Miami International Airport as the South Florida gateway.

FLL serves customers throughout South Florida, and we host nearly all the “low cost” air carriers. The Airport has been approved by a licensed carrier service provider expressing interest to offer this charter service. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will advise the Airport in early March whether FLL will be authorized to offer flight service to Havana, Cuba.

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