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April 24, 2016

DFW Airport in US opens renovated section of Terminal E

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport in Texas, US, has opened a newly revamped segment of its Terminal E.

By Lopamudra Roy

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Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport in Texas, US, has opened a newly revamped segment of its Terminal E.

The renovation project is part of DFW’s Terminal Renewal and Improvement Programme (TRIP), and features improvement works on gates E11 through E17, as well as the corresponding airline ticketing hall for Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

The upgrades at the airport also include a new security checkpoint at E16 and baggage claims at E13 and E14.

The security checkpoint is scheduled to open on 15 May.

The completion of the project coincides with the opening of a 1,800-space parking garage, which features the airport’s Parking Guidance System technology.

DFW Airport Development and Planning executive vice-president Khaled Naja said: "When our customers arrive at Terminal E, they will certainly notice significant progress and activity as a result of our TRIP renovations."

"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."

Under the project, DFW Airport has opened Southwest News, a new pre-security concession near baggage claims at E13 and E14.

"When our customers arrive at Terminal E, they will certainly notice significant progress and activity as a result of our TRIP renovations."

The upgraded gates feature seating and charging tables for travellers, who are also provided with a wider range of food, beverages, services and retail at the new terminal.

Slated to begin in May, phase four of the Terminal E project includes the redevelopment of gates E2 through E10, building an additional section of terminal parking, and introducing more concessions.

Naja added: "With the completion of TRIP, DFW Airport customers will enjoy some of the most convenient, enhanced airport terminals in the world."

The final phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

DFW Airport will also welcome a new freighter service from Toronto to Mexico City via the airport.

The new route is a collaboration between Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet Airways.


Image: The Terminal E upgrade at DFW Airport includes new baggage claims at E13 and E14. Photo: courtesy of Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

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