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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated Sept. 18, 2013

Latest FLL Airport News

TAWS Data for New Runway at FLL Not Included In Many Current Databases

New Runway Opening at Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Sept. 18

FLL Airport Construction

Through Mid-September of 2014, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will be utilizing a single runway for all operations due to airport construction.

FLL Taxi/Departure Procedures During Runway Construction (20 KB, PDF)

Ft. Lauderdale International Airport Letter to Airmen 13-2 Airport Construction and Runway/Taxiway Closures (247 KB, PDF)

Review a map of the construction phases (2.81 MB, PDF)

Runway 10R/28L Construction

Phase One began on April 17, 2012. The project is scheduled to be completed on September 18, 2014. When completed, the airport will have two 8,000’ plus parallel runways which will enable increased operations in the future.

Phase One (Completed May 6, 2013)

Runway 9R/27L has been re-designated Runway 10R/28L to correct for magnetic variation.

Phase Two (May 2013 – September 2014)

On May 6, 2013, Runway 13/31 was permanently closed and decommissioned. Significant modifications to the taxiway infrastructure were begun.

During Phase Two, the only operational runway on the field will be 10L/28R. Arrival and departure rates will be reduced due to a single runway operation (see information below).

On September 18, 2014, construction of the south parallel Runway 10R/28L will be completed and dual parallel runway operations will begin.

Operational Impact

Phase Two (May 2013 – September 2014): Arrival & Departure Rates with single Runway 10L/28R Operational

  • VMC/IMC conditions East Operation: Arrival rate 28 / Departure rate 28
  • VMC/IMC conditions West Operation: Arrival rate 24 / Departure rate 24
  • Reduced arrival and departure rates are expected due to the single runway operation. Traffic Management Initiatives (TMI) such as Unified Ground Delay Programs (UDP) are possible which will increase the potential for arrival delays. When a UDP ground delay program is in place, IFR operators can expect to receive an Expected Departure Clearance Time (EDCT) when obtaining their clearance for flights to FLL.
  • Filing flight plans early (the day before if possible), so they reach the FAA system well in advance, is highly recommend and may reduce the chance of significant delays. Most flight plan service providers are able to input flight plans into the FAA system in advance.
  • Departure delays are also possible during times of peak demand. Additional TMIs such as miles-in-trail, minutes-in-trail, metering, holding and ground stops are possible during the construction period.