American Airlines announced plans Wednesday to expand its presence at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with the addition of two new gates next year.
According to NBC Dallas, officials from American have shared the proposal with DFW airport executives for the two additional gates in Terminal E, including passenger jet bridges.
In total, the project would cost $8.9 million for the airport, but the carrier would pay the facility back through gate rental fees. The new gates would be used for shorter regional flights.
American spokeswoman Annie Lorenzana said, “These will be regional gates used to support our summer 2020 schedule.” The airline already boasts six gates in Terminal E that host around seven arrivals and departures per day.
The new gates are part of a larger deal between American and the Dallas airport, with plans already in place for the construction of a $3 billion terminal set to open in 2025 with 24 new gates.
The DFW board of directors still has to approve both planned projects.
American continues to focus on DFW with a goal to operate 900 daily flights out of the Texas airport. To reach the goal, the airline has recently added new flights and routes to places such as Israel and New Zealand.
SOURCE: Travel Pulse