With DFW Airport welcoming a record-breaking 69 million customers in 2018 and looking forward to the biggest peak of growth in the last 15 years, plans to expand Terminal D are now underway.
On Dec. 6, the DFW Airport Board approved $4.8 million for pre-construction related services for addition of four new gates for Terminal D. The funding will provide for a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) who will design and plan for the initial construction phase. Construction is expected to begin later in 2019 and last up to two years, welcoming the first passengers in 2021.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in international traffic in the last several years, and it remains a priority for DFW,” said Khaled Naja, Executive Vice President of Infrastructure and Design. “By expanding Terminal D, we’re positioning the Airport for future opportunities and better service for our customers and airline partners.”
Because of the ongoing growth seen at DFW Airport in the last five years, it is expected that more than 72 million people will fly to, from or through its terminals in 2019. The expansion is estimated to be nearly 150,000 square feet on three levels, and will connect to the southeast corner of the DFW Terminal D. The project is supported by the airlines at DFW Airport and will provide up to four gates, serving both international and domestic flights, accommodating aircraft ranging from four Airbus A321s that seat up to 220 people, or two Boeing 777-300s that can seat up to 368 people.