ICTN was one of several media outlets covering Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of three airport entities–Terminal D, the Skylink system and the Grand Hyatt DFW Hotel. Since opening in 2005, the three projects have helped the airport become a major connecting hub and made travel easier for all passengers.
“We pledge to continue working to elevate the customer experience and seek future opportunities to serve all of our airport customers and the DFW community,” airport chief executive officer Sean Donohue said in a few remarks.
Some of those plans include adding new premium retail, a spa and restaurants to Terminal D, with a new duty-free shopping program as well. A two-level, 13,000 square foot store will bring brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Dior and more to the airport. The transformation is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2016.
At the anniversary celebration, officials shared some airport stats:
–Skylink info: 141 million customers served since it opened; 32.4 million total mileage traveled by Skylink, two minutes arrival interval time and 18 minutes average time for one complete loop around DFW.
–Terminal D numbers: 27 aircraft gates and 35,000 average daily passengers.
–Airport info: 19 airlines with international service (up 90 percent from 2005); 56 international destinations; 592 weekly international flights; 63.5 million annual total passengers and 7.16 annual international passengers.
And the airport will soon announce new international service. Stay tuned for details.