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

MARCH 2010

Volume 5

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The Florida Department of Transportation, Broward Sheriff’s Office, and Broward County Aviation Department have teamed together for a project to enhance traffic safety on the main entrance roadway into the airport.  The project will be to place new warning signs, new edge markings and raised pavement markers. The construction will take place from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from Sunday, March 21 – Thursday, March 25. Traffic will be allowed to pass through the work zone. Flag persons will be controlling the flow of traffic. For questions please contact Project Manager, Roy Rowland, at (954) 359-1250.

Airport Volunteer Andrew Solomon is in San Rafael, California this month bonding with his new seeing eye dog, a one and a half year old Labrador Retriever. Andrew lost his last dog, Vernon, after almost 14 years together, when he discovered a tumor on the dog that was inoperable. His new companion was raised by a host family since he was about 10 weeks old.


Andrew is in training with his new Labrador for another two weeks, and then he graduates with his new partner. They are scheduled to return home to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, March 28, on a complimentary Southwest Airlines flight. Guide Dogs for the Blind provided Andrew with his first dog, Vernon, as well as his new dog, free of charge. Guide Dogs for the Blind is supported primarily through donations. www.guidedogs.com or (800) 295-4050.

The Broward County Aviation Department will host Networking Mixers for businesses interested in bidding on the runway expansion and ongoing projects at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). This is an excellent opportunity for subcontractors to gather information and network with prime contractors and subcontractors. Non-certified subcontractors can learn about the Broward County Business Enterprise (CBE) Program and the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification (DBE) Program. Certified CBE and/or DBE vendor, firms are afforded the opportunity to bid on Broward County contracts with DBE or CBE participation goals.

The Broward County Aviation Department in conjunction with the Office of Economic and Small Business Development will hold future Mixers and are looking for prime contractors to host these networking/informational events.

Date:                          Thursday, March 25, 2010

Time:                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location:                   BCAD Auditorium-100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Prime Contractor:   Skanska USA Building


For information contact Jasmine Jones, Small Business Development Specialist at (954) 359-2340 or at Email: jasjones@broward.org

The Residential Sound Insulation Pilot Program Outreach Center’s new office is located at 200 Dania Beach Boulevard, Suite 100, Dania Beach, FL 33004. It provides convenient and direct community access to pilot program staff for addressing overall program information. Pilot Program staff will be able to answer general questions at (800) 924-2224 or (954) 924-2224;  Website: www.FLLSoundInsulation.com


PilotProgOff2.JPGOn Wednesday, March 10, 2010, the Broward County Aviation Department held a Homeowner Outreach Meeting for potential participants in the Voluntary Residential Sound Insulation Pilot Program. This program will involve the installation of sound insulation materials in 50 residential units which are designed to reduce aircraft-generated noise in homes located in close proximity to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Acoustical improvements for eligible properties include upgrades to the weak “noise paths” into a home, particularly windows, doors, and other openings. In some cases, ventilation upgrades, including air conditioning will also be offered. For information about the program, please visit the Pilot Program Outreach Center. See the previous story for address, contact information and the project’s website.

The Community Outreach Office has moved to the Aviation Department’s Administrative Office (100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, just ½ mile from its former location. Allan Siegel, Community Outreach Coordinator, provides information about the south runway expansion, other airport construction projects, and general airport activities.  You may contact him at (954) 359-6978, E-Mail: asiegel@broward.org or Web Site:  www.fll.net



The Broward County Aviation Department has launched a completely redesigned website for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) that is now more user friendly, easier to navigate, and available in 56 languages.


We have added an abundance of relevant passenger and airport visitor information, with an attractive new look and feel.  Navigating the site is simpler, with enhancements like drop down menus.  Every page on the website has a printer-friendly option. Flight information, the most popular section of the website, is prominently located on the homepage along with a new design for the Transportation and Parking pages. We’ve added a Traveler Tips page as well as a comprehensive site map at the bottom of the home page that helps even the most website-challenged visitors find exactly what they’re looking for. 


Check out the new site at the same address we’ve always had, www.fll.net, and see what FLL has to offer.

Total passenger traffic for the month of January was 1,966,241, up 4.1% over January 2009. International traffic was 306,405, up 5.7% over January last year.  January marked the 5th consecutive month of positive growth and was the highest month on record for international traffic.  New service by the Colombian carrier Aires and a strong month for most of the Canadian carriers contributed to the growth in international traffic.


January continued the trend of growth that began last September.  New service by JetBlue (up 14.0%), Virgin America, AirTran (up 10.7%), Midwest, and Spirit (up 6.4%) all contributed to the growth in traffic and offset decreases by several legacy carriers including American, Continental, and US Airways.


Of the top 35 US airports, FLL ranked 10th in terms of total traffic growth for the month of January and was 1st in the state. 

Florida Flu Information Line (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., seven days a week. Information is available in English, Spanish, and Creole. 


For additional information about the H1N1 Flu, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners