FLL - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Airline Investment in Airport Improvement Projects
Over $100 billion of capital projects have been completed, are underway or approved at the nation’s 30 largest airports alone since 2008. Additionally, U.S. airlines invested more than $17.5 billion in 2016 to enhance the travel experience. Airport improvements include new terminals and runways, to upgraded check-in and gate experiences, as well as other amenities like charging stations. Airlines are strong partners in airport finance, and the long-standing collaboration with airports is helping make air travel more efficient and more convenient for all customers.
Click on the airports below to see recent improvements completed across the country.
The Latest News:
Senate Appropriators Should Use Unspent Taxes Before Raising Taxes Again
On July 27, 2017, you voted to increase taxes on airline passengers in S. 1655, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2018. Your vote nearly doubles the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) tax, from $4.50 to $8.50. That tax increase will cost airline travelers another $2.6 billion per year. It will hurt passengers, the economy and airlines, as well as small community air service by making travel more expensive.Read the rest
Not Another Tax Increase
Every day the average American is subject to taxes and fees nearly everywhere we look. One of the fees I was dismayed to learn the federal government might soon allow to increase is the Passenger Facility Charge. The PFC is only one of several taxes and fees that people must pay with they fly. Al of those dollars and cents add up quickly, and if you're trying to take an entire family on vacation or send a group of employees to visit a branch office, the costs add up very quicklyRead the rest
New Concourse A debuts in Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport
Travelers are now arriving and departing through the new Concourse A inside Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Concourse A — part of a $333 million modernization and expansion project nearing completion in Terminal 1 — had been projected to open June 30. The facility features five new gates, more restaurant and shopping options and a Customs and Border Protection inspection station.Read the rest
KSTP: Forum Outlines Changes Coming to MSP Airport
We’re learning more about the changes coming to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Metropolitan Airports Commission Executive Director and CEO Jeff Hamiel discussed the improvements and expansion during a public policy forum Friday morning at the Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis.Read the rest
USA Today: Best airport amenities of 2014, courtesy of the airlines
In a round-up earlier this month of great amenities introduced at U.S. airports during 2014, we left out the virtual library at Philadelphia International, the customer service robot introduced at Indianapolis International Airport, the snacks and other grab-n-go items in the "At Your Service" cart that airport vendor Paradies now rolls over to "gate huggers" in hold rooms at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida and California's John Wayne Airport, and the twice-weekly farmers market that pops up post-security at Portland International Airport.Read the rest
LA Times: LAX kicks off $508-million renovation of Southwest Airlines terminal
The modernization of outdated terminals at Los Angeles International Airport forged ahead Tuesday as work began on a $508-million renovation of one of the busiest passenger facilities. City leaders and airport officials broke ground at Terminal 1, home to Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways. Known for traffic congestion and long lines, the 30-year old facility handled about 9.65 million travelers in 2013, the most of any LAX terminal that year.Read the rest