Airport Hours and Location
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located about 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of the center of Fort Lauderdale and 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Hollywood at 100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315.
Private jets available for charter to and from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport include the Beechjet 400A light jet, the Learjet 45 super light jet, the Learjet 60 and Hawker 800XP midsize jets, the Challenger 300, Citation X and Falcon 50 super-midsize jets; and the Challenger 605 large jet.
The Fort Lauderdale International Airport is a public airport with two asphalt runways that run parallel to each other. Its longest runway is 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) long and 150 feet (46 meters) wide. Its elevation is 65 feet (20 meters).
Fort Lauderdale International Airport offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities such as VIP vehicle-to-plane ramp access and luxurious ground transportation services. It also has conference rooms and snooze rooms as well as golf cart services and is pet friendly.
Private Jet Charter to and from Hollywood International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Hollywood International Airport. There was a time when most visitors to Fort Lauderdale were college kids on spring break. Not anymore.
Now, the skies above Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are filled with private jets that have been chartered by A-listers to get to the city that has been duly nicknamed the “Yachting Capital of the World.”
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, located three miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale, is ranked 19th among the busiest airports in the United States. And it’s the country’s 14th busiest international portal. Its worldwide ranking puts it in the top 50. Some 32.5 million passengers came and went through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International in 2017.
What is the airport code for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?
The ICAO code for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is KFLL and its IATA code is FLL.
FBOs at FLL
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is located on 1,400 acres at the intersection of I-95 and I-595, is an accommodating general aviation airport that has about 53,000 operations a year. In addition to the charter jet traffic, the airport also serves regional air cargo planes.
There are four general aviation terminal buildings and three fixed-base operators located on the airport. For two of the FBOs, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International is their only operation.
The FBOs at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are:
Jetscape FBO at KSDL. Picture Source.
Jetscape, a full-service, boutique fixed based operator, has a private terminal for general aviation traffic and provides fueling services and aircraft storage facilities.
Founded in 2002, Jetscape has two locations with more than 100,000 square feet of hangar space on the 21 acres it operates on at FLL.
It is able to serve all sorts of aircraft, including small, single engine planes to the largest cargo carriers. Jetscape is the exclusive contractor for U.S. military and federal government aircraft at FLL.
Its main facility is Jetscape Base, which serves light- to medium-sized jets and turbo prop planes. It has covered ramp-side parking. Its other location is Jetscape Alpha, a discrete satellite jet complex for any size corporate and chartered business jets. Alpha is the only facility at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that has the ability and maneuvering room to hangar commercial size aircraft or planes and jets with tall tails.
Its amenities include:
- Conference room
- Courtesy crew car
- Customs 24/7
- Full paint and interior onsite
- Hangar and ramp space
- On-site maintenance
- Pilots’ lounge
- Snooze room
- State-of-the-art facility
- Weather & flight planning
Sheltair Air Services
Sheltair FBO at KFLL. Picture Source.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is one of seven Sheltair Florida locations. It also has fixed base operations in Colorado, Georgia and New York. Its FLL facility is a 24-hour, full-service executive operation. It recognizes that many of its users rent private jets for business and pleasure and to get to many places in the greater Fort Lauderdale area, including Port Everglades, five-star hotels, fine dining restaurants, convention centers, golf courses, marinas, stadiums and beaches.
Its amenities include:
- 24-hour U.S. Customs
- Cafeteria/vending area
- Complimentary interior cleaning
- Complimentary refreshments/snacks
- Conference rooms
- Crew cars
- DCA Gateway City Location (Register with TSA West Palm Beach 24 hours before departing at (561) 616-9650.)
- Duty-free shop
- Flight planning/weather room
- Ground support
- Official Gateway FBO to the Bahamas
- Pilots’ lounge/snooze rooms
- Shuttle services
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support at KFLL. Picture Source.
Signature Flight Support has more than 200 fixed base operations around the world, making it the world’s largest network. Their Fort Lauderdale FBO features various support services and specialty services. The key amenities include:
- 24-hour surveillance
- 304,920 square foot ramp
- Agricultural clearance
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft parking long term
- Baggage carts
- Belt loader
- Business center
- Complimentary magazines and toiletries
- Conference room
- Courtesy crew cars
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration on airport
- DCA location
- Flight planning
- Golf cart service
- Helicopter handling
- Long-term vehicle parking
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Satellite TV
- Shoe shine machine
- Snooze room
- Sports charter handling
- Tie downs
- VIP/Heads of State handling
- Volume discount
- Weather planning
Why hire a private jet to FLL?
There is the sun. And the beach. And the palm trees, of course. But there is so much more.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Every fall, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, kicks off the Florida Boat Show Season. More than 10 internationally famous boat shows are held on both coasts of Florida between November and April.
Many of the 110,000 visitors to the boat show rent a private jet into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which is located four miles from the Bahia Mar Beach Hotel, the main staging ground for the event.
It’s appropriate that the world’s largest in-water boat show is held in the aptly named Yachting Capital of the World; the greater Fort Lauderdale area has 50,000 registered yachts and more than 300 miles of waterways.
In 2018, 1,200 exhibitors from 52 countries displayed more than 1,500 boats worth billions of dollars. The boat show is held on seven waterfront locations with visitors ferried from site to site by water taxi.
There is plenty of parking for private jets at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International during the event.
Want a boat but not a yacht? There are plenty of those on display, too. You can charter a private jet into FLL to get a new catamaran or water ski boat. There are trawlers and fishing boats, cabin cruisers and sailboats. Everything from high performance boats to inflatables are on display at the show. And, of course, all the accessories and support services a boat – or yacht – owner needs.
You won’t get thirsty, especially if you are a beer-drinker. There are so many craft beers and beer vendors at the show that it has been said that boat show beer sales rival those at the Super Bowl.
By the way, visitors also rent private jets into FLL for the Miami International Boat Show, held in February, and the Palm Beach Boat Show, which is held in March.
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is about 10 minutes from Port Everglades, one of the busiest cruise ship ports in the world. Visitors charter private jets into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International year-round to get to their cruise vacation. In 2017, some four million people climbed aboard the 40 cruise ships on 11 cruise lines that sailed from Port Everglades.
Florida’s “powerhouse port” is one of the top three cruise ports in the world.
A private jet owner commented that the price of leaving his plane with fixed base operators at FLL during both a 7-day and 10-day cruise “didn’t break the bank.”
It’s also possible to charter a private jet into FLL to go on a cruise out of the Port of Miami. The “Cruise Capital of the World” is 26 miles south of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International.
Port Everglades isn’t just a place where cruise ships dock. It’s also one of the business container centers in the United States. That makes Fort Lauderdale the home of many major distribution centers.
Business elite rent private jets into FLL for the arriving containers and all the ancillary businesses that go along with them.
Port Everglades is the main seaport in South Florida for petroleum products, including gasoline and jet fuel.
Watch the Panthers
The BB&T Center, which is home to the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers is located in Sunrise, about 18 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fans of the team can charter a private jet into FLL to catch any of the team’s home games.
History of KFLL
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) opened in 1929 as Merle Fogg Airport, named after a World War I aviator, on an abandoned 9-hole golf course that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1926.
It went through several name changes through the years. It was commissioned by the United States Navy during World War II and renamed Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale. The naval air station was used to turn civil planes into military ones and ship them across the Atlantic to Europe and North Africa.
For trivia buffs, Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale played a part in creating the Bermuda Triangle mystery. It was the home base for Flight 19, the collective name of the five TBM Avengers Avenger torpedo bombers carrying 13 Navy men and Marines that took off from Fort Lauderdale in 1945, never to be seen again.
After signaling they were lost, the planes disappeared. While most believe the planes ran out of gas and crashed into the sea, the spooky disappearance of those planes on Dec. 5, 1945 spurred all sorts of theories.
It was in the 1960s when that part of the Atlantic, a place where too many planes just mysteriously vanished, would start to be called the Bermuda Triangle. Writers and conspiracy theorists had all sorts of explanations, from it being a vortex of an alternative universe to it being a place of alien abductions.
After the war, in 1946, the Naval Air Station was transferred to the county and renamed Broward County International Airport.
It’s unclear exactly when it was renamed Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport but it was sometime after commercial passenger service began in 1953.
The airport, one of the fastest growing in Florida, has been growing in passenger traffic for more than 50 years. In 1966, the airport averaged 48 airline operations a day. In 2017, it had 312,763.
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METAR Weather Data
- Weather Partly cloudy
- Observed 10:56 AM
- Temperature 24 °C, 76 °F
- Preticipation 0.2 mm
- Humidity 91%
- Pressure 1010 mb
- Cloud Cover 25%
- Visibility 16%
- Wind Speed: 4mph, 6km/h
- Wind Direction: 250°, WSW
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.