(DFW AIRPORT, Texas – April 6, 2018) – Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is taking another step to improve the customer experience with renovations to the nine-gate Terminal E Satellite facility, which will provide six additional gates and more modern terminal and concessions space.
“As DFW continues to attract more air service and more customers, we are embarking on a mission to deliver more gates to meet the growing demand,” said Khaled Naja, Executive Vice President of Infrastructure and Development at DFW Airport. “Our Terminal Renovation and Improvement Program just wrapped up construction in Terminal B, and we’re excited to extend some of those same enhancements to Terminal E’s satellite gates, delivering more consistent aesthetics and amenities for our customers.”
The updates at the Terminal E Satellite will bring the facility up to 15 gates designed for regional jet usage and feature gate areas with more seating equipped with power for electronic devices and enhanced wayfinding signage. The plans call for updates to air and electrical systems, new carpeting, surfaces and new jet bridges. The project will also address needs for new conveyance systems such as elevators and the moving sidewalks used by customers to access the satellite from the main Terminal E concourse.
DFW Airport and American Airlines have reached a lease agreement for the satellite gates, which includes a provision for the airline to carry out $20 million worth of planned upgrades. The work is expected to begin this year and scheduled for completion by the summer of 2019. Once complete, the Terminal E Satellite will be home to American Airlines regional flights.
The Terminal E Satellite building was originally built in the 1980s to increase gate capacity at Terminal E.