DFW Airport, American Airlines unveil plans to build sixth terminal


Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and American Airlines are planning to build a sixth terminal, Terminal F, at the airport in the US.

The airport plans to invest up to $3bn to $3.5bn in terminal improvements, which will include the construction of Terminal F as well as upgrades to Terminal C, which was opened in 1974.

Planned to be built south of Terminal D, the new terminal will have up to 24 gates, as demand for additional facilities is warranted.

DFW Airport will work with American Airlines to explore options for the layout of the Terminal F site, while design work will commence immediately.

DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue said: "Today's announcement sets the stage for DFW Airport's next 50 years.
"The new Terminal F and the expansion that could follow will provide the region with the growth it needs to compete with international business centers.

"The Airport is growing faster than ever, and it needs to keep pace with the Dallas-Fort Worth economy to provide jobs and connections for businesses and families."

Scheduled to be commissioned as soon as 2025, the Terminal F will feature innovative technologies to facilitate the movement of customers, maintain cost efficiencies for airlines and improve operational performance.

American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker said: "DFW is American's largest hub and a central gateway to our extensive international and domestic network.

"The plans we're announcing today will allow for the continued growth of DFW and ensure the airport remains a premier gateway for American for many more years to come."

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said: "This new terminal will further fuel economic development and job growth in our region."

The upgrades at the Terminal C will result in enhanced customer experience, DFW said.

The airport has completed upgrades to the Terminals A, B and E in 2018 that included redesigned check-in areas, larger security checkpoints, expanded concessions spaces, and improved lighting and flooring.

Image: American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue, City of Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price, and City of Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings. Photo: courtesy of DFW International Airport.

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