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

November 2009

Volume 2

In This Issue

FLL A Mark Of Distinction. 2

Lee Wagener Art Gallery Features Artist Michele Guarino. 2

Power To The People. 3

FLL Disaster Drill 3

FLL Gets New Heart 4

Spirit Airlines To Launch Service From Fort Lauderdale-Armenia, Colombia. 5

Allegiant Adds Grand Rapids. 5

Midwest Airlines - New Service Coming To FLL. 5

Vision Airlines. 6

Locair Adding Flights To The Bahamas From Florida. 6

Port Everglades Cruise – Terminal 18. 7

FLL’s Delaware North Earns Environmental Recognition. 7

H1n1 Swine Flu – Information Line. 8


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FLL eNews is prepared and distributed by the Broward County Aviation Department, Public Information Office

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is one of the safest and most respected airports in the country. Once again, FLL was presented with the Airport Safety Mark of Distinction Award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern Region.


The FAA recognized our efforts in Wildlife Hazard Management, as well as the audit system developed to ensure corrective measures. This year, the FAA made a point to recognize our ongoing compliance with National Safety.


Congratulations to the Staff at Broward County Aviation Department for creating a safe environment for our passengers.



The Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art and Design Program is presenting Kinetic Energy, an exhibition by artist Michele Guarino, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The exhibition in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery, located at Terminal 2, Departure Level, will run for four months beginning September 14, 2009.


The Lee Wagener Art Gallery offers Broward County artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, high-traffic area in Terminal 2 that is accessible to the general public. Artists are selected through the Public Art and Design Program and exhibits are changed every four months. The far end of the gallery has been reserved for the exhibition of video artworks from Broward County’s permanent art collection. At present, Tree-Rain, by Broward-based artists Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov, has been installed as the permanent video artwork.


For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design Project Manager for FLL at 954-357-8542 or e-mail croldan@broward.org.



The Broward County Aviation Department has recently deployed dozens of new power outlets for passengers to use while waiting for their flights.

The outlets or charging stations are conveniently located throughout Terminals 1 and 4 with plans for Terminals 2 and 3 later this year. The stations are for guests to charge their phones, laptops or other electronic devices, free of charge.

Southwest Airlines has also recently added convenient charging stations at their gates to offer their passengers even more choices.



The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will conduct its disaster drill on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. We are working with dozens of our airport partners and emergency responders throughout Broward County. We are required to conduct these drills as part of our 139 certification every three years. Our last drill was in March of 2008. We like to conduct the drills more frequently than required by the FAA.


The scenario involves hydraulic failure of an inbound Continental Airlines flight from Houston.  There are over 40 different agencies and approximately 150 volunteers that will be participating. The crash scene will be near the intersection of runways 13/31 and 9R/27L.

Perimeter Road on the south side of the airport will be closed during the drill between the Aviation Department offices and Gulfstream International on the west side of the airport.

We will activate our Emergency Operation Center (EOC) as well as the county’s EOC and our family room for relatives of the victims.



Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is in the process of replacing its old defibrillators with 40 new 2nd Generation AED’s - HeartStart FRx.


The HeartStart FRx, according to their manufacturer, is smaller and lighter than the previous version and is designed to be easier to use. The Aviation Department is investing in the new units to ensure passenger and employee safety.



Spirit Airlines recently announced it is further expanding its network of ultra low fares throughout the country of Colombia as it becomes the first airline to offer international service from Armenia. The airline will begin non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Armenia, located in Colombia’s renowned coffee triangle, on November 13, 2009. www.spiritair.com.




Allegiant Air announced non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from Grand Rapids Michigan (GRR). The new service will begin November 13, 2009, with two flights per week with flights on Tuesday and Friday aboard MD-80s.




Midwest Airlines announced seasonal, non-stop, daily service from Milwaukee (MKE) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to begin December 17, 2009 with a 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft. To promote this new service, Midwest Airlines is offering fares starting at USD81 one-way on the MKE-FLL route.


MKE-FLL  - Departs 8:30am - Arrives 12:45pm

FLL–MKE - Departs 1:15pm - Arrives   3:35pm







October 1, 2009 Vision Airlines began operating in Terminal 1, “C” Concourse. They will offer regular scheduled service on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday to Gulfport (GPT).




Locair, a fast growing Air Taxi Airline based in Ft. Lauderdale, is pleased to announce new passenger & cargo service from South Florida & Tampa Bay to the Out Islands of The Bahamas. Locair will be linking Ft. Lauderdale to the islands of Abaco and Long Island. Flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Long Island will be the first nonstop, regular flights between Stella Maris, Long Island and the United States.  Locair flights will begin on November 18, 2009.


Customers interested in purchasing travel or charter can log-on to Locair.net 24 hours a day for instant bookings or call 877 FLY 4160 between 8:00AM and 6:30PM Eastern during the week and reduced hours on the weekend.




On Friday, November 6, 2009, there will be a grand opening event of the world’s largest single-ship cruise terminal and soon-to-be home of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas. Each year approximately 1.17 million passengers will experience an Oasis journey. The terminal will boast a breathtaking view of 3,000-square-foot work of art that internationally renowned artist Michele Oka Doner created to adorn the center of the spectacular entrance hall. On December 5, the Oasis of the Sea’s will begin its regular schedule and visit ports Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Nassau, Bahamas.




Delaware North recently received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) registration for its environmental management system at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. They are believed to be the first airport concessionaire to receive this recognition.


ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized set of standards for environmental management and many other systems. ISOs 14001 environmental standards are designed to help organizations comply with related laws, regulations and requirements, and also to minimize how their operations impact the environment.


Delaware North began its pursuit of ISO registration at FLL last year when it implemented GreenPath®, the company’s proprietary environmental management system.  Since its implementation, Greenpath® has helped Delaware North reduce electricity usage, replace inefficient light bulbs with energy-saving light bulbs, reduce water usage and ask vendors to offer products with green value. Most notably, Delaware North initiated a paper, plastic and glass recycling program in its facilities that reduced the waste sent to area landfills by 350 tons since August 2008.




Florida Flu Information Line 1-877-352-3581. 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. EDT, 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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