Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in Texas has unveiled a series of renovations planned for the nine-gate Terminal E Satellite facility, including six additional gates and more concessions space.
Khaled Naja, executive vice president of infrastructure and development at DFW Airport, said, “As DFW continues to attract more air service and more customers, we are embarking on a mission to deliver more gates to meet the growing demand. Our Terminal Renovation and Improvement Program just wrapped up construction in Terminal B, and we’re excited to extend some of those same enhancements to Terminal E’s satellite gates, delivering more consistent aesthetics and amenities for our customers.”
The updates at the Terminal E Satellite will bring the facility up to 15 gates and will feature gate areas with modern seating units equipped with power sockets for electronic devices and enhanced wayfinding signage throughout. The plans also include updates to air and electrical systems, carpets, boarding bridges and conveyance systems such as elevators and travellators.
DFW Airport and American Airlines have reached a lease agreement for the satellite gates, which includes a provision for the airline to carry out US$20m of planned upgrades. The work is expected to begin this year with completion scheduled for summer 2019. Once complete, the Terminal E Satellite will be home to American Airlines regional flights. The Terminal E Satellite building was originally built in the 1980s to increase gate capacity at Terminal E.