Fort Lauderdale Airport Information

Fort Lauderdale Airport

Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL, FAA LID: FLL) is an international commercial airport located in unincorporated Broward County, Florida, three miles (5 km) southwest of the central business district of Fort Lauderdale. It is also located near the city of Hollywood and is 21 miles (33.7 km) north of Miami.

In 2010, the airport processed 22,412,627 passengers (6.4% increase over 2009) including 3,447,393 international passengers (13.9% increase over 2009). Although 2010 showed significant growth in traffic, the year failed to reach 2007/2008 levels by about 200,000 passengers. From January through December 2010, the top five air carriers in terms of market share were: Spirit Airlines at 19.8%; Southwest Airlines at 15.9%; JetBlue Airways at 14.8%; Delta Air Lines at 14.7%; and US Airways at 7.4%. At that time, FLL was ranked as the 22nd busiest airport (in terms of passenger traffic) in the United States as well as the nation's 15th busiest international air gateway. The facility also ranks as one of the 50 busiest airports in the world.

Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport serves as a focus city for Allegiant Air, AirTran Airways, JetBlue Airways, and Caribbean Airlines. The airport is the largest base for Spirit Airlines, catering mainly to the airline's international to domestic network. It is also a hub for Gulfstream International Airlines under the Continental Connection name and Lynx Air International. The airport's close proximity to cruise line terminals at Port Everglades has also made it popular among tourists bound for the Caribbean. Since the late 1990s, FLL has emerged as an intercontinental gateway as well, especially for charter carriers, although Miami International Airport still handles most long-haul flights to and from South Florida. The airport offers free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout its terminals.