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Fort Lauderdale Airport To Close Runway In 2019; Flights Will Be Cut

Courtesy Phillip Riggins
The Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport

Travelers at Fort Lauderdale’s airport will have fewer flights to choose from next year as one of its two runways is shut down for five months.

Airport director Mark Gale predicts the number of flights could drop by 20 percent to 25 percent when the north runway closes from June through October 2019.He said international flights probably would not change, since there are fewer of them and officials don’t want to see this growing segment of airport traffic affected.

Instead, the airport is working with domestic airlines, Gale said. The airlines could reduce the number of flights to popular destinationssuch as New York or Chicago and instead uselarger planes to accommodate the same number of passengers.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel

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