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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)


Centrally located between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is a dynamic passenger and cargo hub offering a low-cost structure to airlines, tenants and passengers. FLL ranked 19th in the U.S. for total passenger traffic in 2019, serving a record 36.7 million passengers, up 2.2 percent from the prior year. FLL is also a major air cargo hub, with about 90,000 tons passing through the airport annually.

FLL is in the middle of a $3.2 billion improvement program that includes terminal expansions, adding more than 30 new gates, building an elevated people-mover, widening the terminal roadway and eventually adding a new hotel and parking garage with conference space and a courtyard. Other investments include a major art installation and wayfinding signage program.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance named FLL its 2019 Economic Development Partner of the Year, demonstrating the airport's commitment to economic development. According to a recent study, FLL has an annual economic impact of $37.5 billion.

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)


For more than 70 years, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) has been serving private, corporate and government aviation needs. With more than 163,000 take-offs and landings each year, FXE ranks as one of the top ten busiest general aviation airports in the country. Five full-service, fixed-base operators provide fueling, maintenance, management and professional services to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. FXE has a 24-hour FAA air traffic control tower, instrument landing system and U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service.

Downtown Helistop


To meet the corporate community's transportation needs, the City of Fort Lauderdale operates the John Fuhrer Downtown Helistop, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A fully furnished lobby located just below the elevated Helistop platform provides travelers with a comfortable area to converse and conduct short business meetings.

North Perry Airport


Twice honored as “General Aviation Airport of the Year” by the Florida Department of Transportation, North Perry (HWO) is the state's second busiest general aviation airport. Devoted exclusively to private and business light-plane activity, North Perry has four runways with two lighted for 24-hour operations. Its concessionaires offer fuel, service, air charter, flight instruction, aircraft sales, maintenance, storage and other services for the flying public. 

Pompano Beach Air Park


Pompano Beach Air Park (KPMP) serves the general aviation needs of northern Broward. The 946-acre airport, which is owned and operated by the City of Pompano Beach, has multiple fixed base operators (FBOs) and provides general aviation services including flight training, aircraft rental, air taxi/charter, scenic rides, air ambulance, aerial photography, mapping and surveying, search and rescue, maintenance, avionics repairs and ramp services.

Port Everglades


Located In the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades is one of the world's busiest cruise ports and enjoys the distinction of having the most homeported cruise ships. Port Everglades is also Florida’s top container port and the region’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products, including gasoline and jet fuel. Another key draw is Florida's first and largest Foreign-Trade-Zone.

In fiscal year 2019, the port surpassed 750,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry’s standard measurement for containers) and rankled 10th in the nation. About 15 percent of all U.S.-Latin American trade moves through Port Everglades, the number one refrigerated cargo port in Florida. Overall, the port's shippers serve more than 150 ports in 70 countries around the world.

The Port's 20-year Master/Vision Plan includes expansions to support future growth in containerized global trade. In 2020, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the first phase of deepening and widening the port's navigational channels. Overall, Port Everglades generates $30.4 billion worth of economic activity, according to a recent study.