Air- Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport overhauls terminal to add international travel – Sun Sentinel

Posted: December 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dec. 10, 2013

Travelers using Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport soon will get a slew of international destinations to pick from as the Southwest Airlines terminal begins a massive, $300 million makeover.

Once complete, the renovated Terminal 1 will have five new gates for international flights. The makeover also includes a new security checkpoint and a concessions hall that will connect to the existing concourses.

Construction on the project should begin in late 2014 and be completed by 2017, said Broward County Aviation Director Kent George.

Southwest, the airport\’s largest carrier, plans to add 25 international flights a day to the Caribbean and South America to the 70 domestic flights that it operates daily out of Fort Lauderdale. The airline will to continue to operate out of the terminal during construction.

The county is backing the nearly $300 million terminal makeover but Southwest will manage and construct the entire project.

via Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport overhauls terminal to add international travel – Sun Sentinel.

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