South Florida Intercoastal

Member News: Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Mar 30, 2021 Tue

Happy 74th Birthday to the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport!

To celebrate this milestone, FXE is featuring “A Flight Through History,” which is an exhibit at City Hall this March as part of the Lobby Art Gallery program. The exhibit features the Airport’s history, growth, and development from 1947 to present, and two great wall murals for a selfie.

Executive Airport’s early beginnings date back to 1941. Formerly known as the West Prospect Satellite Field, the 900-acre site served as a training center for World War II Navy pilots. On March 11, 1947, the federal government deeded the property to the City of Fort Lauderdale for use as a public aviation facility. Now 74 years later, in the heart of the City’s uptown business district, FXE serves as the gateway to #FortLauderdale and is one of South Florida’s preferred choices for corporate and jet travel. Learn more at