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Fort Lauderdale International Airport Information

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is located just a few miles away from downtown Fort Lauderdale in the state of Florida. The airport originally opened as the Merle Fogg Airport. The name changed several times during and after World War II. At one point, the United States Navy operated the airport. After the county resumed operation of the airport, it was renamed the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which it is known as today.

There are three runways at the airport. The shortest runway is around 5,200 feet while the longest runway is just over 9,000 feet. Four terminals serve Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport. Terminal 1 is known as "The New Terminal." It was fully opened in 2003 and has two concourses. Terminal 2 has one concourse. Terminal 3 is the main terminal and has two concourses. The International Terminal, which is known to locals as Terminal 4, has one concourse and handles the incoming international flights.

There are a number of parking options for folks who are looking to park their vehicles at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Economy Parking is an excellent option for folks who like to keep parking costs low. The parking lot has free shuttle transportation to and from the various terminals. In addition to this, a security team patrols the lot in the night hours. People can choose to park in the various garages at the airport. The garages are Cypress, Hibiscus, and Palm. When an individual is parking in the one of the various garages, it is important to note what terminal the flight is at, since not every garage is close to each terminal. Fortunately, there are free shuttles that connect travelers from one terminal to the next. However, this shuttle service does not work at all times of the day. There is a cell-phone waiting area for folks who prefer to wait in their vehicles for their incoming passengers.

The airport was built over an abandoned golf course. Folks can receive a free tour of the airport. Merle Fogg, whom the airport was originally named, was from Maine and wanted to learn how to fly. He traveled to Florida to get flying lessons and stayed in the state for the rest of his life. He died in a plane crash when he was 29.

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