Dallas/Forth Worth Airport opens new gates and concourse

11 May 2014 (Last Updated May 11th, 2014 18:30)

US-based Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has opened ten new gates and a new concourse extension at Terminal B.

US-based Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has opened ten new gates and a new concourse extension at Terminal B.

The new gates, B30-B39, will serve American Eagle regional jet flights.

The new concourse and additional gates are part of the its multi-year terminal renewal and improvement programme (TRIP), a $2.3bn capital improvement programme to redefine the airport's four original terminals, which were first opened in 1974.

"These new gates give DFW Airport additional capacity for hosting flights in Terminal B, as well as a beautiful new space for customers to enjoy as they await their flights."

DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue said: "These new gates give DFW Airport additional capacity for hosting flights in Terminal B, as well as a beautiful new space for customers to enjoy as they await their flights.

"We've also added a comfort zone seating area, charging stations and our fast and free WiFi."

The new concourse was built by replacing one gate at Terminal B, resulting in an overall gain of nine gates at DFW. It offers customers 20,000ft² extra gate space and its entrance is adjacent to a Skylink people mover station, which will facilitate fast and efficient connections to any gate at DFW.

With the opening of new gates and concourse at Terminal B, DFW currently has a total of 164 gates across its five terminals. It is the first new terminal concourse to open at DFW since the opening of Terminal D in July 2005.

Under the programme, DFW Airport will seek to offer a better experience for the next generation of passengers with refurbishments, updated technology and a renewed infrastructure.

As part of TRIP, renovation work is ongoing in Terminals A, E and other sections of Terminal B.