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Expect Fort Lauderdale Airport To Become More Crowded. Rebuilt Runway Reopening Soon

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Emily Michot The Miami Herald
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The growth at FLL is thanks in part to its partnerships with low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airways. Together, the three fast-growing carriers account for two-thirds of all passenger traffic out of FLL.

The terminals of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport will be seeing a lot more fliers in the coming weeks as the airport re-opens its second runway.

The airport announced Friday night that the north runway will re-open on Oct. 1 after a four-month closure for significant repairs. The reconstruction project costed an estimated $95 million.

Parts of the north runway dated back to 1943 when Fort Lauderdale airport was a naval air station during World War II. The runway itself hasn’t gone through a major overhaul since 2004.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald