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DFW Airport Opening New Expansion As Summer Travel Begins

Larry Lease

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DFW Airport is expanding the southern part of Terminal C with four additional gates.Iwan Shimko/Unsplash

The summer travel season has begun and DFW International Airport is opening four new gates. Dallas News reports that the new structure was built a mile away and transported via massive tractors to its final destination.

The new section that is part of Terminal C originally arrived in September, after the exterior was built a mile away. The new structure comes with 16-foot ceilings and tall glass windows that can shade the hot Texas sun. DFW Airport, says that this area around the High C gates will provide travelers with a more relaxed atmosphere. The four-gate expansion also features artwork throughout and is it a sign of what travelers can expect for future construction at DFW.

The new gates arrive just as the summer travel season begins to heat up at DFW Airport. The new gates give airlines, specifically American Airlines, more room to park and load planes. According to Dallas News, the airport is expecting over 25 million passengers coming in and out of the area. The past two years have seen a serious decline in traveling but airlines are now expecting more passengers.

At Dallas Fort-Worth Airport, Terminal C is American Airlines' busiest spot and is a major hub for domestic travel. This terminal has been part of the planned $139 million gate expansion at DFW. The new gates will be added to the southern end of Terminal C next to the Skylink rail and will be numbered 36 through 39.

DFW is also undertaking a similar project at Terminal A, which would add five more gates. Along with the new gates at Terminal C, the terminal is scheduled for an overhaul that costs $1.5 billion. Terminal C, was one of the original terminals when DFW opened in 1974 and has never had a complete overhaul, construction now is expected to start sometime next year. This method of building the new gate expansion, could lead to a similar plan for the rest of the Terminal C remodel.

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