About this guide
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport (HWO), a general aviation airport, form a diverse and dynamic airport system. This airport system serves the needs of over 23 million annual passengers and the general aviation community throughout South Florida.
FLL is ranked 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. There are more than 300 departure and 300 arrival flights a day. FLL offers nonstop service to more than 100 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.
- 12,500 on-airport badged employees
- 135,000 total jobs (direct, indirect, induced multiplier effect)
- Total payroll $3.5 billion in wages
- Total annual economic impact of $10.6 billion (Florida Department of Transportation IMPLAM Economic Modeling)
South Runway Expansion Project
- 11,000 estimated jobs over the life of the project
- $1.4 billion economic impact to the regional economy
Part of Broward County
Broward County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, owns the two airports. The Airports are operated through the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The Commission delegates the management and operations of FLL and HWO to the Broward County Aviation Department.
The two airports are monetarily self-supporting. We do not use any Broward County tax revenue to support the operations, maintenance, or capital improvements of the Airports. The Aviation Department generates funds through user fees, rentals, and other charges. Bonds, fees, and grants (state and federal) fund the capital improvement projects. Any surpluses are reinvested into the airport facilities.