DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Traffic Control Tower
4150 SW 12 Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
LETTER TO AIRMEN NO. 13-1
SUBJECT: Runway 13/31 Decommissioning
ISSUED: April 29, 2013
EFFECTIVE: May 6, 2013
CANCELLATION: May 6, 2014
On May 6, 2013, at 0900 UTC; the Broward County Aviation Division will permanently decommission Runway 13/31 at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL). With the decommissioning of Runway 13/31, KFLL will have only one operational runway (10L/28R) until the new south parallel runway (10R/28L) is commissioned and becomes operational in the fall of 2014. All aircraft including General Aviation aircraft will be sequenced together. Customers may experience arrival and departure delays up to +60 minutes, during high volume operations because of reduced airport capacity. General Aviation aircraft arriving on VFR flight plans should expect delays equivalent to what other airport users are experiencing.
Airport construction changes our routines and expectations. Advanced flight planning and situational awareness is essential to avoid mistakes and to ensure safe operations. All movement area closures will be depicted on a new product called “Airport Construction Notices.” These notices and NOTAMS will be available at the Digital NOTAM Web Site (link below). As construction progresses and closures change, stay updated by visiting the web site for the latest Airport Construction Notices and NOTAMs.
Original signed by
Acting Air Traffic Manager
FLL ATC Tower