Dallas/Fort Worth International celebrates 10-year anniversary of Terminal D

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas celebrated the 10-year anniversary yesterday (August 24) of the construction of its Grand Hyatt DFW hotel, Skylink people mover system (PMS) and Terminal D building.

Since opening in 2005, Terminal D has helped to grow the airport’s international traffic by more than two million passengers annually, an increase of 38%. This has been achieved by attracting nine new international carriers and 18 new international destinations. The Skylink PMS connects passengers with all five airport terminals and has transported more than 141 million passengers since it began operating.

Sean Donohue, CEO for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, said, “When Terminal D, the Grand Hyatt and Skylink opened a decade ago, the airport and its leaders had a vision to become a world-renowned super-hub. While we are pleased with the progress made to expand international service and offer new terminal amenities and conveniences not experienced anywhere else, we’re not resting there. We pledge to continue working to elevate the customer experience and seek future opportunities to serve all of our airport customers and the Dallas/Fort Worth community.”

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport recently announced plans for six new duty-free stores in Terminal D covering 20,000ft² of terminal space. This will include a flagship store with 13,000ft² split across two levels. The shops will feature renowned international retail brands such as Ferragamo, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Lancôme and Burberry.

In addition to its duty-free offering, the airport also plans to open new retail and restaurant options in Terminal D including Hugo Boss, TUMI, Michael Kors, Coach, Mont Blanc, Longchamp, M·A·C, Jo Malone, Aveda, The Italian Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, and Café Izmir Mediterranean Tapas of Dallas. The transformation is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.

Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management for Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, said, “We know travelers have many options, and we compete by attracting passengers with customer-focused offerings that cater to our growing global customer base. The airport is working daily to enhance options with world-class retailers, restaurants and convenience and relaxation amenities for an unmatched travel experience.”

To watch a video about the retail and dining project taking place in Terminal D click here.

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