FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport confirmed it plans to build a 6th terminal at the airport that will open by 2025.
“We are committed to a $3-$3.5 billion investment,” said CEO, Sean Donohue alongside the Mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth, during a press conference Monday.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Shot To Death Outside Hurricane Harbor In Arlington
Terminal F will have up to 24 new domestic and national gates.
“Terminal F is just another sign for how quickly our region is growing,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “It’s gonna be amazing — the best terminal anywhere.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was equally enthusiastic about the world-class superhub’s future terminal.
“It is my great honor to say ‘This is a great, great day for the city of Dallas. It’s a great day for the city of Fort Worth.’ And buy AA Airlines stock, because it’s going to go up!”READ MORE: Community Groups Want To Help Reduce Violent Crime In Dallas
The announcement about the airport’s long-term infrastructure comes only weeks after American Airlines opened 15 new gates at Terminal E.
The Fort Worth-based company said the new gates will aid in the support of over 100 daily regional flights.
“DFW is a premier hub for the airline and our new gates are just the latest investment,” said Cedric Rockamore, vice president of DFW Hub Operations for American. “The Terminal E satellite is the result of hard work and collaboration from across the airline and the airport, and everyone should be proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”
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