Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, located in unincorporated Broward County, Florida between Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach, three miles (5 km) southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale, is the hub for airlines such as Silver Airways, Spirit Airlines, Locair, and focus city for Allegiant Air, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines. The public airport works with two runways and has served approximately 23.6 million passengers in total, in 2013, with its domestic and international flights to various cities within the Americas and Europe.
Where to go
Fly to various destinations within the United States, such as Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia, and more, via Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. However, focusing on what Florida has to offer, some of the well-visited attractions include the Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Epcot, and more. The John F. Kennedy Space Center, or KSC, is the NASA facility that supports Launch Complex 39. KSC was originally built for the Saturn V, the largest and most powerful operational launch vehicle so far. KSC facilities include the headquarters building, the operations and checkout building, and the central instrumentation facility. The KSC offers the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where interested visitors are able to see numerous exhibits and artefacts on display, in addition to varying attractions.
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport takes travellers to international short-haul destinations such as Mexico City, Mexico; Quebec City, Canada; and Quito, Ecuador, via three to four-hour flights. As the capital of Ecuador, Quito offers Church of the Society of Jesus, La Capilla del Hombre, Church and Convent of St. Francis, El Panecillo, Pichincha Volcano, Basílica del Voto Nacional, Parque La Carolina, Cathedral of Quito, and Cotopaxi National Park, in addition to many more. The Chapel of Man, or La Capilla del Hombre, the chapel is a purpose-built art museum by painter Oswaldo Guayasamín that is dedicated to the people of Latin America. Considered as a Guayasamín masterpiece, it was built 1995, but was not completed until after the artist’s death in 2002. The chapel features a couple of Guayasamín’s works, the building that houses the art has been designed by Guayasamín himself to maximise the area, as well as provide the specific atmosphere that suits his artwork well.
Long-haul destinations from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport include Frankfurt, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden, among others. Get to these stops via flights that last approximately nine to 10 hours from point of origin. When within Stockholm, some of the attractions to visit include Vasa Museum, Skansen, Gamla stan, Drottningholm Palace, ABBA: The Museum, Fotografiska, and more. Stockholm has Gamla stan or Tee Old Town. The Old Town was known officially as Staden mellan broarna until 1980, and consists mainly of the island of Stadsholmen. From Gamla stan, some of the islets surrounding the town include Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg. Visit Gamla stan to see attractions such as the Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum, and the Riddarholm church, in addition to Kungliga slottet, and the House of Nobility, among others.
How to get out
Among the airlines that operate flights via Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, include Air Canada, Air Transat, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Bahamasair, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle operated by Norwegian Long Haul, Silver Airways, SkyBahamas Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, TAME, United Airlines, US Airways operated by American Airlines, Virgin America, Volaris, and West Jet, to name a few. The destinations that can be reached via scheduled and seasonal flights aboard airlines including Montreal, Asheville, Chicago, Kingston, Frankfurt, Panama City, Las Vegas, Copenhagen, London, Freeport, Atlanta, Houston, and Mexico City, in addition to many more.
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