The remodel is part of a $2.7 billion renovation of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. File photo
Native Texans, as well as travelers from around the world, can expect to be welcomed and wowed by new technology and other upgrades recently showcased in Terminal A of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
The most noticeable new features are enhanced shopping and restaurant facilities, phone and tablet charging areas, ceilings that are 5 feet higher than they previously were, self-service check-in areas and well-labeled baggage claim areas.
The remodel, part of a $2.7 billion ongoing renovation of the entire facility, was recently unveiled at an evening celebration, where executives hailed it as a “milestone event,” according to a story in the Dallas Morning News, reprinted on the airport’s website.
In the story, DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue lauded the facility’s new parking system.
“It’s a total experience," he said. "You start in the garage, [with] the parking guidance system. We probably get more positive feedback from that technology than almost any other technology improvement we’ve made.”
Lester Tran, a frequent airline commuter for work, applauded the choice of ethnic food after the remodel.
“It’s a fresher, brighter look with more relevant stores and restaurants," he said. "There’s a greater variety that appeals to different customer. It’s diverse.“
Donohue said the upgrades are a must for international travelers, who can connect with international flights.
“We look at it globally,” he said. “Today we’re the No. 1 connecting hub with traffic going between Asia and South America. We want to grow that share even more.”