DFW AIRPORT, Texas, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has opened a newly renovated section of Terminal E, in time for the upcoming summer travel period. The latest upgrades to Terminal E include renovations to gates E11 through E17 along with the corresponding airline ticketing hall for Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The improvements, part of DFW's Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), also include the baggage claims at E13 and E14 and a security checkpoint (E16 opening May 15). The completion of phase three of the Terminal E project also coincides with the opening of an adjacent, new 1800-space parking garage that features DFW's Parking Guidance System technology.
"When our customers arrive at Terminal E, they will certainly notice significant progress and activity as a result of our TRIP renovations," said Khaled Naja, DFW Airport's executive vice president of Airport Development and Planning. "Our focus has been on delivering a superior customer experience – from easily finding a parking space with our parking guidance system to convenient check-in processing and a variety of concession options before boarding."
A pre-security concession, Southwest News, near baggage claim E13/14 opened today, and new gate amenities include upgraded seating and charging tables for passengers. In addition, passengers now have more choices in food, beverage, retail and service offerings with the following concessions:
- E11 – Love Shack (Chef Tim Love's Fort Worth Burger Joint)
- E12 – Marshall-Rousso (Retail - Women's Accessories)
- E13 – Sonny Bryan's (Dallas Smokehouse Barbecue)
- E15 – Texas Marketplace (Texas themed gifts)
- E16 – InMotion Entertainment (Retail – Electronics)
Phase four of the renovation work at Terminal E begins next month, renewing gates E2 through E10, adding more concessions and enhancing an additional section of terminal parking. This final phase of construction is expected to be complete late 2017.
During construction, DFW Airport is recommending passengers departing from Terminal E to arrive early and to review available Airport parking options and terminal navigation before arriving onsite. The portion of the parking garage directly across from gates E18 through E32 has closed for renovations and will reopen in 2017.
Onsite parking will remain available in the garage across from gates E2 through E10 and serve as overflow. Passengers parking in this lot will need to use an outdoor walkway to enter the terminal at E14. Additional Terminal Link shuttles also will be available to mitigate construction efforts and deliver passengers to operational sections of Terminal E. The Airport offers a variety of parking services, including valet at Terminal E and Express Parking with shuttle pickup and convenient drop off at terminal entrances.
"We understand renovations can sometimes cause inconvenience for our customers, so we're working to help ease this transition while work continues on terminal enhancements, new concessions, amenities and parking facilities," Naja said. "With the completion of TRIP, DFW Airport customers will enjoy some of the most convenient, enhanced airport terminals in the world."
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 64 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 154 domestic and 56 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website, download the new DFW App for iOS and Android devices, or follow DFW on social media.
SOURCE DFW International Airport