Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and American Airlines have jointly opened the first renovated portion of DFW's Terminal A, which features passenger-friendly improvements that include...

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and American Airlines have jointly opened the first renovated portion of DFW’s Terminal A, which features passenger-friendly improvements that include new and improved facilities for parking, ticketing, security and concessions.

The completion of Terminal A Phase 1, which includes gates A8 through A16, marks the first major milestone for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), the seven-year $2.3 billion program that will renew DFW’s four original terminals.


With the completion of the first section of Terminal A, American Airlines has also unveiled its new “next generation” design for airports, the first such installation anywhere for the new American.  The new features include enhanced check-in and ticketing, and redesigned services for premium passengers.

American Airlines first adopted its new, "next generation" design for airports in Phase 1 of the renovation of Terminal A at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Phase 1 of the restoration of the terminal opened on March 26, 2013

American Airlines first adopted its new, “next generation” design for airports in Phase 1 of the renovation of Terminal A at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Phase 1 of the restoration of the terminal opened on March 26, 2013

 

During the Terminal A renovation, all of the terminal’s building systems are being replaced, including electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, communications and lifesaving systems.

According to DFW International Airport, the TRIP renovations will create huge gains in energy efficiency and sustainability for DFW, while allowing the airport to improve its layout, amenities and appearance for the traveler.

As much as 50 per cent more concession space will be allocated in villages located near checkpoints and Skylink stations, as has been done in DFW’s modern International Terminal D.

Concessions outlets are also being upgraded, with the arrival of new concessions choices such as The Salt Lick BBQ, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Ling & Louie’s Asian fusion restaurant, Teavana and others.

The renovated section of Terminal A also now features new self-service technologies in the ticketing hall, to make DFW a more modern and efficient ticketing center.

Major features in the newly redefined section of Terminal A include:

● Enhancements to passenger flow, focusing checkpoints and concessions villages around Skylink people-mover stations for ease of movement;

● Improved signage for way-finding, concessions and gates, making it easier for passengers to locate needed services;

● Two baggage claim areas with digital signage and advertisements;

● An enhanced and expanded TSA checkpoint, with four security lanes and a larger area after security to re-pack;

This is American Airlines' new logo, adopted along with a new livery after 40 years of the airline using its famous prior livery. This new logo does away with the iconic 'AA' logo, perhaps the most famous of any airline in the world, which American used in varying but related forms since the 1930s

This is American Airlines’ new logo, adopted along with a new livery after 40 years of the airline using its famous prior livery. This new logo does away with the iconic ‘AA’ logo, perhaps the most famous of any airline in the world, which American used in varying but related forms since the 1930s

 

● More self-serve ticket kiosks (11 airside; 13 landside);

● New heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, as well as a new lighting system featuring harvest day-lighting and backlit LED signage;

● Energy-efficient glass windows looking out onto the airfield;

● More than 57,000 square feet of Terrazzo flooring to replace ceramic tile;

● Higher ceilings, creating an elongated and elevated space;

● A new fiber optics communications backbone and new communications rooms;

● The first phase of what will be the largest Public Address Voice Evacuation (PAVE) system in the world;

● New floor art medallions located at concourse-level entrances to the Skylink station; and

● Four new high-capacity elevators for transit between concourse levels

Prior to the March 26 unveiling of the first phase of the Terminal A renovation, DFW opened the first phase of its new Terminal A parking structure. This features many enhancements, including a parking guidance system to show drivers the location of available parking spaces.

According to DFW International Airport, all three phases of work on Terminal A and the Terminal A parking facility should be complete in late 2014, and the entire TRIP project to renovate Terminals A, B, C and E is planned for completion in 2017.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is American Airlines’ largest hub in terms of daily flight departures and passenger throughput.

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