Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) this month announced the opening of four new gates at the south end of Terminal C that will be used by American Airlines.
Known as the High C Gates, Gates C35-C39, were constructed offsite, then transported overnight into place to allow for the inside finishes to begin. Modular construction reduced the impact on customers and enabled the gates to be completed under budget and four months ahead of schedule.
Gate C33 will be renovated as part of this project and will open as C35, once renovations are complete this summer.
“The innovative solutions used to bring the High C Gates online ahead of schedule reflect the dedication and commitment of DFW Airport and American Airlines to provide an elevated customer experience while minimizing impacts, and being good stewards of this regional asset,” said Khaled Naja, DFW’s executive vice president of infrastructure and development. “This approach allowed us to fundamentally reimagine the way we design and build airport terminals, and we aim to use this modular construction method in future projects.”
The High C gates enhance the customer experience with innovative technology such as dynamic glass windows and smart restrooms, and also provide space for additional food/beverage and retail options in the terminal, DFW officials said.
The four new gates are just the beginning of renovations to Terminal C. The airport also is embarking upon the construction of nine new gates as part of the Terminal C Pier project.