Airport provides countdown to runway opening

If only the airlines operated with such precision.

Now you can see exactly how much time remains until the new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opens.

A widget on the airport's web site,, works just like a space-launch countdown, showing how many days, hours, minutes and seconds are left until the grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 18.

"We wanted to build some excitement about the opening," said spokesman Greg Meyer, adding that as of this week the project was about 74 percent complete.

Ken Kaye

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