Miami Herald - Binod Sreeharsha

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport started work Monday on a $404 million fifth airline terminal, the airport’s most significant project in more than a decade. During a groundbreaking ceremony, Broward County officials said the terminal will cover 230,000 square feet and should be finished in 2026.

The terminal is being built due to surging passenger and airline traffic, officials said. Through August of this year, 23.7 million passengers have gone through the airport. That’s a significant increase from the 21.3 million passengers during the same period in 2022. The new terminal will be able to handle 4 to 5 million more passengers, officials said.

The terminal will be paid for through a variety of sources, including airport bonds backed by the airlines and $80 million in state grants from the Florida Department of Transportation, Gale said.

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