Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is changing curbside areas at all five terminals to active loading and unloading zones as part of a comprehensive program designed to improve the flow of traffic and enhance safety and security measures.
DFW has added nearly 1,200 one-hour parking spaces and will encourage customers to use the terminal parking garages at no extra cost when picking up or dropping off passengers. Full enforcement of active loading and unloading zones will begin on September 8, 2018.
Signs indicating the new policy will be posted at the terminal curbsides in July, designating the areas for active loading and unloading only. Previously, customers could idle in attended vehicles along the curbside while waiting for arriving passengers.
Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, said, “There are more vehicles than ever at the airport, and we want to keep traffic moving, while providing safer access to our terminals.
“These necessary changes will improve the overall customer experience as it relates to traffic flow, efficiencies and ease of navigation.”
After active loading and unloading zones are implemented, the airport will shift some transportation services to upper and lower concourses in 2019 based on customer demand.