(DFW AIRPORT, TX – Dec. 20, 2010) – DFW International Airport officially began corporate aircraft operations at its new DFW Corporate Aviation facility today, a key part of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee strategy on improving the region’s corporate aviation assets. The 8,500 square-foot facility is expected to host anywhere from 70 to 100 of the expected one thousand private aircraft which will fly to North Texas during Super Bowl weekend.
“The new Corporate Aviation facility marks a major upgrade for DFW and will be a great regional asset well into the future,” said Jeff Fegan, chief executive officer of DFW Airport. “The Super Bowl gave us a great impetus to improve the corporate aviation facilities here at DFW, and also to form partnerships with other providers across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We are all working together to meet the high demand for private aircraft resources that come hand in hand with the Super Bowl.”
The new Corporate Aviation facility represents a significant improvement in the customer experience for private aircraft passengers and crew at DFW, and includes a U.S. Customs facility for international flight arrivals, deicing, fueling and other aircraft services, along with flight crew planning areas.
DFW Corporate Aviation adds many new features including a richly appointed interior with two large conference rooms, flat screen televisions, Internet and WiFi service, flight crew quiet rooms, transfer services to the terminals, a crew car and concierge service.
DFW converted the Corporate Aviation facility from a remote American Eagle terminal building which had been taken out of service in 2005. The expenditures for re-purposing the building and constructing a new access road amounted to just over $3 million dollars.
“We found a cost-effective way to address this burgeoning demand for corporate aviation facilities in the region, and dramatically improve the Airport’s facilities at the same time,” said Fegan. “And it’s going to create an excellent first impression of North Texas for our corporate aviation customers.”
The DFW Corporate Aviation grand opening coincided with the closing of the Airport’s aging General Aviation facility, a temporary building put in place about two decades ago to service non-commercial flights. The General Aviation facility, adjacent to the Remote South parking lot, saw its last customer fly out on December 19.
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