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Airport Launches "FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better" Campaign
- Variety of safeguards aimed at instilling confidence in travel again -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – At Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) we’re making changes in our terminals from check-in to departure and the Rental Car Center (RCC) to restore confidence in the travel experience in anticipation of the return of regular business activity.

The operational adjustments, which incorporate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) best practices and guidelines to help deter the spread of COVID-19, provide some visible examples of steps FLL is taking to create a safer and smarter airport environment as travelers and employees return.


Aviation, like other service-oriented businesses, has had to adapt to the new realities of life in a pandemic. As such, FLL’s efforts to enhance the health and well-being of guests and employees remain a top priority.

“With airport activity considerably curtailed due to the virus, these safeguards are critical to reinvigorating our airport economy, which is a lifeline for passengers and employees,” said Mark E. Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation. “We have to balance ways to safely jumpstart this major economic engine while continuing to combat COVID-19.”

Here are some efforts underway at FLL to bolster public confidence in travel:


  • FACE COVERINGS: All individuals visiting, traveling through or working in public areas of the airport’s terminals and the RCC are required to wear an appropriate face covering or mask to protect the wellbeing of fellow passengers, visitors, and airport employees. Broward County requires face coverings for employees who provide an essential service to the public. Additionally, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Transportation Security Administration also require their employees to wear face coverings and are encouraging travelers to do the same. Several major airlines have adopted similar face mask mandates for their employees and passengers.  

  • PROTECTIVE SHIELDS: Acrylic (plastic) safety barriers are being installed at airline ticket counters, gate areas, and the RCC counters as part of a range of social distancing measures.


  • DEEP CLEANING: Enhanced sanitization efforts with deep cleaning equipment and fogging systems continue throughout the airport to ensure a safe, secure, and clean facility for the traveling public and employees. Hand sanitizer units are available in various areas of the airport, particularly near restrooms and the security checkpoints. 

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING SIGNAGE: We’re adding reminders at check-in counters, security checkpoints, and gate waiting areas for passengers to safely practice social distancing and maintain a six-foot distance from each other whenever possible during travel, especially during queueing.


In addition to the above actions, airport partners (airlines, food and retail concessions, rental car companies, shuttle bus operators, and other businesses are taking similar steps to reinforce safety and healthcare protocols in their specific areas.

Learn more about FLL’s “FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better” Campaign on the airport’s website and social media at Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

About Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) 

The Aviation Department is a self-supporting department of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations and capital improvements. FLL is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. In 2019, the Airport served 36.7 million passengers with more than 380 departures a day and offered nonstop service to 84 U.S. cities and global connectivity to more than 66 international destinations in 33 countries. The Aviation Department also operates North Perry, a general aviation airport for private and charter aircraft operators. Call 954-359-6100 for more information. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or visit 

: June 1, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
PHONE: 954-359-6116