Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's expansion project

  • A Spirit Airlines flight taxis on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The outer containment wall of the new runway is painted at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Construction continues at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Travelers stand in line as they check-in for their flights at the Jet Blue counters at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Construction continues at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Construction continues at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The outer containment wall of the new runway is painted by workers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Jet Blue ticket agent assists travelers at Terminal 3 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Traffic is diverted as construction of tunnels are underway as part of the airport expansion project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Kent George, director of aviation, talks about the airport expansion project as he stands at the construction site of the new tunnels that are being built to accommodate the airport's new runway. The project will be on time and under budget according to Director Kent George. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • JetBlue and Spirit jets taxi towards a terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as construction is under way. The airport, a Mecca for low-cost airlines, is in the midst of $2.3-billion expansion and renovation project, adding a new 8,000-foot elevated runway and expanding and modernizing passenger facilities. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a Mecca for low-cost carriers, is in the midst of $2.3-billion expansion and renovation project, adding a new 8,000-foot elevated runway and modernizing passenger facilities. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF