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American Airlines adding 15 gates, spending out $20M in upgrades to DFW Terminal E

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Terminal E to add six gates, extend customer enhancements

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is renovating the nine-gate Terminal E Satellite facility to add six additional gates and a more modern terminal and concessions space, a news release said.

Work is expected to begin this year and scheduled for completion by the summer of 2019.

“As DFW [Airport] continues to attract more air service and more customers, we are embarking on a mission to deliver more gates to meet the growing demand,” Khaled Naja, executive VP of Infrastructure and Development at DFW Airport, said in the release.

The satellite building was originally built in the 1980s to increase Terminal E’s gate capacity.

“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,” Naja said.

The updates will bring the Terminal to 15 gates designed for regional jet usage and include new, modern gate areas with additional seating that features power outlets and wayfinding signage.

According to the release, the renovation plans call for updates to the air and electrical systems, new carpeting, surfaces and new jet bridges. The project also aims to bring new elevators and the moving sidewalks.

Per an agreement, American Airlines will carry out $20 million worth of the planned upgrades and renovations. As part of the agreement between the airline and the airport, once complete, the Terminal E Satellite will be the home of American Airlines regional flights.

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