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$650M renovation of Fort Lauderdale airport planned

April 09, 2013 10:00AM

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will get a new look with $650 million in renovations, Broward County Aviation Director Kent George explained Friday, according to a report from the South Florida Business Journal.

The planned renovation will make ceilings higher in existing terminals, entirely rebuild the international terminal and create a framework for the Florida East Coast Railway to access the airport in the future, the Business Journal said.

Fort Lauderdale officials hope to boost tourism with the revamped airport, emphasizing the proximity of the airport to the Port Everglades Convention Center and the city’s busy cruise ports. [South Florida Business Journal]-Guelda Voien