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Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport

Coordinates: 26°04′21″N 080°09′10″W / 26.07250°N 80.15278°W / 26.07250; -80.15278
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Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Aerial view of the airport in 2013
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorBroward County Aviation Department
ServesMiami metropolitan area
LocationUnincorporated Broward County, Florida, United States
OpenedMay 1, 1929; 95 years ago (1929-05-01)
Hub forSilver Airways
Focus city forJetBlue
Operating base for
Elevation AMSL65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates26°04′21″N 080°09′10″W / 26.07250°N 80.15278°W / 26.07250; -80.15278
FAA diagram
FAA diagram
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10L/28R 9,000 2,743 Asphalt
10R/28L 8,000 2,438 Concrete
Statistics (2023)
Total passengers35,115,485
Aircraft operations303,659
Based aircraft (2022)100
Total cargo (freight+mail)105,376.7 tons

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL, FAA LID: FLL) is a major public airport in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is one of four airports with commercial service serving the Miami metropolitan area. The airport is off Interstate 595, Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1, Florida State Road A1A, and Florida State Road 5 bounded by the cities Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Dania Beach, 3 miles (5 km) southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 21 miles (34 km) north of Miami.[1][3]

With over 700 daily flights to 135 domestic and international destinations, FLL has become an intercontinental gateway since the late 1990s, although Miami International Airport still handles most long-haul flights in and out of South Florida. FLL serves as a primary airport for the Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, and Boca Raton areas, and a secondary airport for parts of Miami and areas north of Boca Raton for flights that are not served by Palm Beach International Airport, such as Delray Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, and West Palm Beach. The airport is a base for Allegiant Air, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines, the latter of which has its corporate headquarters nearby in the suburb of Miramar, Florida.[4] In addition, FLL is the primary South Florida airport for Southwest Airlines (although Southwest also serves both Miami and Palm Beach) with the majority of Southwest flights currently serving Fort Lauderdale. FLL is classified by the US Federal Aviation Administration as a "major hub" facility serving commercial air traffic.[5]



World War I aviator Merle Fogg purchased an abandoned nine-hole golf course that was destroyed in the 1926 Miami hurricane for $1,200 in 1928. On May 1, 1929, the airport officially opened as Merle Fogg Field, with two criss-cross unpaved runways. At the start of World War II, it was commissioned by the United States Navy and renamed Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale. The runways were paved, and a control tower was built. The base was initially used for refitting civil airliners for military service before they were ferried across the Atlantic to Europe and North Africa. NAS Fort Lauderdale later became a main training base for Naval Aviators and enlisted naval air crewmen flying the Grumman TBF and TBM Avenger for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aboard aircraft carriers and from expeditionary airfields ashore. NAS Fort Lauderdale was the home base for Flight 19, the five TBM Avengers that disappeared in December 1945, leading in part to the notoriety of the Bermuda Triangle.

NAS Fort Lauderdale closed on October 1, 1946, and was transferred to county control, becoming Broward County International Airport.[6]

Commercial flights to Nassau began on June 2, 1953, and domestic flights began in 1958–1959: Northeast Airlines and National Airlines DC-6Bs flew nonstop to Idlewild, and Northeast flew nonstop to Washington National. In 1959, the airport opened its first permanent terminal building and assumed its current name.


In 1966, the airport averaged 48 airline operations a day; in 1972, it averaged 173 a day.

The Feb 1966 Official Airline Guide shows three nonstop departures to New York–Kennedy and no other nonstop flights beyond Tampa and Orlando. Five years later, FLL had added nonstop flights to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York–La Guardia, Newark, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. (Northeast's nonstop to Los Angeles had already been dropped.)

By 1974, the airport was served by Braniff International Airways, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, National Airlines, Northwest Orient Airlines, Shawnee Airlines and United Airlines. Delta and Eastern were the dominant carriers, with 12 and 14 routes from FLL respectively.[7] By 1979, following deregulation, Air Florida, Bahamasair, Florida Airlines, Mackey International Airlines, Republic Airlines, Trans World Airlines and Western Airlines also served the airport.[8]

Low-cost airline traffic grew in the 1990s, with Southwest opening its base in 1996, Spirit in 1999, and JetBlue in 2000. Spirit Airlines made FLL a hub in 2002. In 2003, JetBlue made FLL a focus city. US Airways also planned a hub at Fort Lauderdale in the mid-2000s as part of its reorganization strategy before its merger with America West.[9] Eventually, low-cost competition forced several major legacy airlines to cut back service to FLL, with United pulling out of the airport entirely in 2008[10] and American Airlines moving its New York and Los Angeles services to West Palm Beach in 2013.[11]


In January 2000, South African Airways (SAA) introduced service from Cape Town to Atlanta via Fort Lauderdale on a Boeing 747. The flight from Atlanta to Cape Town operated nonstop.[12] Fort Lauderdale served both as a refueling stop and as a place to pick up passengers. SAA had just started code-sharing with Delta Air Lines, which offered several flights from the airport.[13] Changes to security regulations following the September 11 attacks forced SAA to eliminate the stop.[14]

During the 2005 hurricane season, FLL was affected by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma. Katrina struck land in late August as a Category 1 and made landfall on Keating Beach just two miles from the airport (near the border of Broward and Miami–Dade counties) with 80 mph (130 km/h) winds but caused only minor damage; however, the airport was closed for about a 48-hour period. However, when Hurricane Wilma made landfall in October roof damage was reported along with broken windows, damaged jetways, and destroyed canopies. The airport was closed for a period of five days. Hurricane Wilma was a Category 2 when its center passed to the west of FLL. In February 2007, the airport started fees to all users, including private aircraft. FLL is one of the few airports to administer fees to private pilots. A minimum charge of $10 is assessed on landing private aircraft.

In May 2008, Zoom Airlines launched a seasonal link to London's Gatwick Airport via Bermuda. The airline shut down three months later.[15][16] In May 2010, Condor began a seasonal flight to Frankfurt.[15][17] Norwegian Air Shuttle introduced routes to Copenhagen and Oslo in November 2013 and to Stockholm the following month.[18][19] The company expanded its operations in Fort Lauderdale over the next few years. By 2017, Norwegian had established a crew base at the airport and added flights to three more cities in Europe, as well as seasonal service to two Caribbean destinations.[20]


An Emirates jet at the airport in 2018

Emirates launched a flight to Dubai using a Boeing 777-200LR in December 2016. While major airlines tended to prefer flying into Miami, Emirates chose Fort Lauderdale as its gateway to South Florida because of its codeshare agreement with JetBlue and the airport's central location in the region.[21][22][23] On January 6, 2017, a lone gunman opened fire inside Terminal 2 with a semi-automatic handgun, killing five people. The shooter was arrested by a BSO deputy within 85 seconds of when he began shooting.[24] He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences plus 120 years in prison.[25][26][27] In 2018, NORAD announced that it would be stationing fighter jets at the airport during President Donald Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago.[28] As of 2018, the airport had been going through an extensive renovation and expansion project worth approximately $3 billion that has added gates, new parking, stores, and shops. The master plan calls for the construction of an Intermodal center, a people mover, a hotel, an increase in the number of gates from 62 to 95, and widening of the terminal access road.[29]

Emirates ended service to Fort Lauderdale in 2020. In 2021, it began flying to Miami instead, which had more cargo traffic and connecting flights to other countries.[30] In the same year, Norwegian decided to discontinue all of its flights to the United States, leaving the airport without transatlantic service. Norse Atlantic Airways launched a direct flight to Oslo in June 2022.[31] In April 2023, historic flooding in the area caused severe disruptions at the airport, culminating in a complete closure as rainwater flooded parts of the tarmac and airport property.[32] Norse Atlantic relocated to Miami in pursuit of more passengers and cargo in September 2023. The airline was also flying to London-Gatwick and had a crew base in Fort Lauderdale at the time.[33] In the same month, El Al commenced a seasonal route to Tel Aviv for the Jewish High Holidays. It transitioned to year-round service in April 2024 despite the ongoing Israel–Hamas war and an Iranian attack on Israel two days prior. After Miami, Fort Lauderdale was El Al's second destination in South Florida, which has a large Jewish population.[34][35]


Check-in area at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, Terminal 1
Terminal 1 hallway
Waiting room in Terminal 1 Concourse A

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, located in an unincorporated area,[36] covers 1,380 acres (558 ha) and has two runways:[1][37]

  • 10L/28R: 9,000 x 150 ft (2,743 x 46 m): asphalt
  • 10R/28L: 8,000 x 150 ft (2,438 x 46 m): concrete (enlarged September 18, 2014)[38]

The former crosswind runway, 13/31, was closed and decommissioned in 2013 as part of the Airport Expansion Program which extended runway 10R/28L.[39][40]

In December 2022, there were 100 aircraft based at this airport: 11 single-engine, 7 multi-engine, 80 jet, and 2 helicopter.[1]

Silver Airways has its headquarters in Suite 201 of the 1100 Lee Wagener Blvd building.[41][42] When Chalk's International Airlines existed, its headquarters was on the grounds of the airport in an unincorporated area.[43]


Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport has four terminals with 66 gates. Terminal 1, commonly referred to as "The New Terminal," opened in stages between 2001 and 2003 and was designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum[44] and Cartaya Associates.[45] The other three terminals were constructed in 1986 and designed by Reynolds, Smith & Hills as part of a $263 million construction project.[46] Terminal 4, commonly referred to as the International Terminal, was inaugurated by a Concorde visit in 1983. Since 2005, T4 has been undergoing renovations and a major expansion designed by PGAL/Zyscovich joint venture. The airport announced that Terminal 1, commonly known as "The New Terminal", underwent a $300 million makeover. Construction began in late 2015 and was completed in June 2017.[47]

Terminal 1, known as the Yellow Terminal, contains Concourses A, B & C and 23 gates. Concourse A mainly serves international travelers. United Airlines operates a United Club in Concourse C, which originally opened with the new Terminal in May 2001 as a Continental Airlines Presidents Club before United merged with Continental Airlines. This terminal is also the most frequently used of the four by Southwest Airlines; nearly all Southwest flights operate out of Concourse B.

Terminal 2, known as the Red Terminal, contains Concourse D and 9 gates. Air Canada and Delta Air Lines operate at Terminal 2. Due to construction in Terminal 1, WestJet currently operates from Terminal 2 as well. Delta Air Lines operates a Sky Club here. This terminal is currently undergoing a $100 million modernization, including the expansion of the check-in area, renovations to security screening facilities, new ceilings, flooring, and the inclusion of more concessions, along with the modernization of the Sky Club.[48]

Terminal 3, known as the Purple Terminal, contains Concourses E & F with 20 gates, functioning as the JetBlue operating base.[49] It is also connected to Terminal 4 via a newly built walkway.

Terminal 4, known as the Green Terminal, contains Concourse G with 14 gates, and functions as the Spirit operating base. Concourse H, which closed in December 2017 and has since been demolished, included 10 gates. The former Concourse H was reconfigured and redesigned by the architectural firms of PGAL/Zyscovich joint venture. The new three-story facility, which was renamed Concourse G, has 14 new gates, 11 of which are international/domestic capable, and one arrival area for bussing operations. New concessions, seatings, and approximately 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) of administrative offices for the Aviation Department are being designed on the upper levels of the facility. An expanded U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility will also be included in the new Eastern Expansion construction.

Ground transportation[edit]

A view of the Terminal Drive loop leading into the airport

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport is near the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at Dania Beach train station, served by Tri-Rail commuter trains. Tri-Rail provides a shuttle bus service from the station to three locations at the airport, all on the lower level: the west end of terminal 1, between terminals 2 and 3, and between terminals 3 and 4. The shuttles operate seven days a week and are free for Tri-Rail customers.

The terminals are accessible by U.S. Route 1. Other major roads that border the airport include Florida State Road 818, Interstate 95, and Interstate 595. U.S. Route 1 includes an underpass under Runway 10R/28L.

Ride-sharing companies can also be used to and from the airport in designated pickup and drop-off places found between Terminals 1 and 2 and Terminals 3 and 4.

The airport also offers airport parking and operates a consolidated rental car facility which can be accessed from Terminal 1 by a short walk and from the other terminals by a free shuttle bus service.

FLL is served by Broward County Transit bus Route 1 which offers connecting service through the Broward Central Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and also serves to Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida, in Miami-Dade County.


Internationally known artist and sculptor Duane Hanson created an installation for his work Vendor with Walkman at the Departure Level of Terminal 3 at the airport. Hanson, who retired and died in nearby Boca Raton, created a seated middle-aged man wearing a red T-shirt, blue pants, and baseball cap, and listening to a walkman during a break. The installation accessories give additional clues to the narrative of the artwork: toy airplane, various signs, and announcements for the shop, janitorial supplies.[50] The artwork has since been moved to Terminal 1 Arrival Level.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Air Canada Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson [51]
Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Ottawa, Quebec City (resumes October 31, 2024)[52]
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax
Alaska Airlines Seattle/Tacoma
Seasonal: Los Angeles, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco
Allegiant Air Akron/Canton, Allentown, Appleton, Asheville, Belleville/St. Louis, Charlotte/Concord, Cincinnati, Columbus–Rickenbacker, Fayetteville/Bentonville, Greenville/Spartanburg, Harrisburg, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Norfolk, Peoria, Plattsburgh, Sioux Falls, Syracuse, Traverse City[55]
Seasonal: Bangor, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Des Moines, Flint, Grand Rapids, Nashville
American Airlines Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Washington–National
Avelo Airlines New Haven, Wilmington (DE), Wilmington (NC) [58]
Avianca Bogotá [59]
Azul Brazilian Airlines Belém, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Campinas, Manaus, Recife[60]
Bahamasair George Town, Freeport, Nassau [61]
BermudAir Bermuda [62]
Caribbean Airlines Port of Spain [63]
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen [64]
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma [65]
Delta Connection Cincinnati
Seasonal: Raleigh/Durham
[citation needed]
El Al Tel Aviv [66]
Flair Airlines Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Kitchener/Waterloo, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa
Frontier Airlines Atlanta, Cincinnati,[68] Cleveland, Long Island/Islip, Philadelphia, San Juan, Trenton [69]
JetBlue Aguadilla, Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Cancún, Charleston (SC), Guayaquil, Hartford, Jacksonville (FL), Kingston–Norman Manley, Las Vegas, Long Island/Islip (begins October 25, 2024),[70] Los Angeles, Medellín–JMC, Montego Bay, Nassau, Newark, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor (resumes October 27, 2024),[71] Port-au-Prince, Providence, Punta Cana, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, San José (CR), San Juan, Santo Domingo–Las Americas, Tallahassee,[72] Washington–National, White Plains, Worcester
Seasonal: Hayden/Steamboat Springs
Porter Airlines Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau (begins November 2, 2024),[74] Ottawa
Silver Airways Freeport, Gainesville, George Town, Governor's Harbour, Key West, Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthera, Orlando, South Bimini, Tallahassee, Tampa [76]
Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Chicago–O'Hare, Columbus–Glenn, Dallas–Love, Denver, Houston–Hobby, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Montego Bay, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, San Juan, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington–National
Seasonal: Albany, Buffalo, Hartford, Las Vegas, Louisville, Manchester (NH), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha,[77] Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor,[78] Providence, Rochester (NY), San Antonio
Spirit Airlines Armenia (Colombia), Aruba, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Austin, Baltimore, Barranquilla, Birmingham (AL) (begins October 10, 2024),[80] Bogotá, Boston, Bucaramanga (resumes December 4, 2024),[81] Cali, Cancún, Cap-Haïtien, Cartagena, Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Columbus–Glenn, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Hartford, Houston–Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Kingston–Norman Manley, Las Vegas, Lima (resumes December 4, 2024),[81] Los Angeles (ends September 2, 2024),[82] Louisville, Managua, Medellín–JMC, Montego Bay, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, New York–LaGuardia, Norfolk, Orlando, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Port-au-Prince, Punta Cana, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Rochester (NY) (begins August 14, 2024),[83] San Antonio, San José (CR), San Juan, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, St. Croix, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tampa, Tegucigalpa/Comayagua
Seasonal: Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Louis
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul [85]
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles [86]
Western Air Nassau [87]
WestJet Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary, Vancouver (begins November 3, 2024),[88] Winnipeg (begins November 18, 2024)[88]


FedEx Express Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Worth/Alliance, Orlando, Greensboro, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Memphis, Newark
FedEx Feeder Key West, Marathon
UPS Airlines Louisville, Miami, Ontario (CA)


Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from FLL (January 2023 – December 2023)[90]
Rank City Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 1,294,000 Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
2 Newark, New Jersey 819,000 JetBlue, Spirit, United
3 New York–LaGuardia, New York 756,000 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit
4 New York–JFK, New York 604,000 Delta, JetBlue
5 Baltimore, Maryland 485,000 Southwest, Spirit
6 Charlotte, North Carolina 468,000 American, Spirit
7 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois 442,000 American, Southwest, Spirit, United
8 Boston, Massachusetts 442,000 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit
9 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 437,000 American, Spirit
10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 393,000 American, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit
Busiest international routes from FLL (October 2021 – September 2022)[91]
Rank City Passengers Airlines
1 Mexico Cancún, Mexico 444,458 JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
2 Canada Toronto–Pearson, Canada 415,443 Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Flair, WestJet
3 Canada Montréal–Trudeau, Canada 377,843 Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Flair
4 Jamaica Montego Bay, Jamaica 300,294 JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
5 Dominican Republic Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 271,752 JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
6 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 262,545 JetBlue, Spirit
7 Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica 249,192 Caribbean, JetBlue, Spirit
8 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia 240,670 Avianca, JetBlue, Spirit
9 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica 235,345 JetBlue, Spirit
10 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 225,652 Bahamasair, JetBlue, Silver, Southwest, Western Air

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at FLL airport. See Wikidata query.
Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned), 1987–present[92]
Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers
1987 8,616,609 1997 12,277,411 2007 22,681,903 2017 32,511,053
1988 8,576,814 1998 12,453,874 2008 22,621,698 2018 35,963,370
1989 8,506,353 1999 13,990,692 2009 21,061,131 2019 36,747,622
1990 9,098,124 2000 15,860,004 2010 22,412,627 2020 16,484,132
1991 8,045,712 2001 16,407,927 2011 23,349,835 2021 28,076,808
1992 8,344,866 2002 17,037,261 2012 23,569,103 2022 31,686,404
1993 9,172,308 2003 17,938,046 2013 23,559,779 2023 35,115,485
1994 10,571,364 2004 20,819,292 2014 24,648,306
1995 9,850,713 2005 22,390,285 2015 26,941,511
1996 11,163,852 2006 21,369,787 2016 29,205,002

From 1957 through the end of 2023, over 805 million passengers (domestic+international, enplaned+deplaned) have passed through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport.[93]

Airline market share[edit]

Top airlines at FLL
(February 2021 - January 2022)[94]
Rank Airline Passengers Percent of market share
1 Spirit Airlines 7,129,000 30.07%
2 JetBlue Airways 4,345,000 18.33%
3 Southwest Airlines 3,650,000 15.4%
4 Delta Air Lines 3,125,000 13.18%
5 American Airlines 2,192,000 9.24%

Accidents and incidents[edit]

FedEx Express Flight 910 experienced a landing gear malfunction in October 2016.
  • On May 18, 1972, an Eastern Air Lines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 had its landing gear collapse and tail section separate during landing. The aircraft then caught fire but all passengers and crew were able to safely evacuate.[95]
  • On May 26, 1979, an Inter Island Shipping Inc. Lockheed Ventura, later converted into a Howard 350, crashed when one engine lost power shortly after takeoff during a forced landing, impacting trees near FLL. Both occupants died. Contaminated fluid was found in the carburetor of the engine.[96]
  • On July 7, 1983, Air Florida Flight 8 with 47 people on board was flying from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Tampa International Airport. One of the passengers handed a note to a flight attendant, saying that he had a bomb, and telling them to fly the plane to Havana, Cuba. He opened a small athletic bag, inside of which was an apparent explosive device. The airplane was diverted to Havana-José Martí International Airport, and the hijacker was taken into custody by Cuban authorities.[97]
  • On November 19, 2013, an Air Evac International Learjet 35 crashed shortly after take-off from the airport, impacting the Atlantic Ocean 3 miles northeast of FLL on its way to Cozumel, Mexico, after calling mayday and during an attempt to return to the airport, possibly due to engine failure, leaving four people dead.[98]
  • On October 29, 2015, Dynamic Airways Flight 405, a Boeing 767-246ER (N251MY) was taxiing to a runway to take off for a flight to Caracas, Venezuela. when its left engine caught fire due to a fuel leak. The crew immediately stopped the airplane and fire crews arrived on the scene. All 101 passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft, and 17 passengers were transported to a hospital. All runways were shut down and air operations suspended at the airport for three hours.[99]
  • On October 28, 2016, FedEx Express Flight 910, a McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F suffered a landing gear collapse upon landing. The aircraft subsequently caught fire, which destroyed the left wing and engine. The two crew members on board both survived.[100]
  • On July 23, 2023, shortly after take off, an Allegiant Airways Airbus A320 turned into the path of a Gulfstream private plane. The collision alarm on both planes activated. Both planes subsequently took evasive action and averted a collision.[101]


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