DATE: December 19, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Approximately 1.2 million travelers are expected to fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) during the Holiday Season. The holiday period runs from Saturday, December 21, 2013, to Sunday, January 5, 2014. The Broward County Aviation Department anticipates an average of 73,000 passengers a day during the travel period. Aviation officials expect the busiest travel days to be Saturday, December 21; Thursday, December 26; Saturday, December 28; and Saturday, January 4, 2013. January 4 will be the busiest day with approximately 93,000 passengers.
Airport officials expect traffic to be down slightly over the same period last year as airlines have reduced the number of available seats.
SunPass Plus is available in all of the Airport's parking facilities. Travelers can use SunPass Plus as a convenient way to pay for parking using a SunPass transponder. The traveler must use a SunPass Plus lane to enter and exit. With SunPass Plus entry, no ticket is required.
FLL has a variety of parking options. Travelers may choose from Valet ($21/day), convenient daily parking in our garages ($15/day), or Airport Economy Parking ($7.50/day). Travelers should allow extra time for parking during this holiday period.
Airport Economy Parking is located west of the Airport with almost 4,000 available spaces. Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes to and from the terminals. To access the Airport Economy Parking located at 2755 S.W. 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, take Griffin Road just west of I-95 to Anglers Avenue, turn right, and follow the signs.
Auto detailing is available in the valet parking areas in the garages. Contact Keolis Transportation for details on their services at 954-359-0200.
The Cell Phone Waiting Area is located under the main entrance roadway to the airport. As you enter the airport, stay in the left lanes, follow the signs to All Parking, keep to the left and follow the signs to the Cell Phone Waiting Area. This road will bring you around the Cypress Garage/Rental Car Center to the Cell Phone Waiting Area. If the Cell Phone Waiting Area is full, please proceed to hourly parking in our garage.
FLL now offers the TSA Pre-Check Program at our security checkpoints. Please visit their website to learn more about the program and how it works.
If you are a Traveler With a Disability or have a medical condition, you can plan ahead with TSA Cares or call their toll free helpline at 1-855-787-2227 to enhance your airport experience.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter@FLLFlyer, or visit fll.net.