DFW Airport To Add Sixth Terminal

Andrew Greenstein
May 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
DFW Airport Tower

Credit: J.Burkett Photo


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - DFW Airport has announced plans to add a sixth terminal.

“I’m delighted to announce that DFW and American Airlines plan to build a sixth terminal at DFW Airport,” CEO Sean Donohue told the audience to thunderous applause in his State of the Airport address at the DFW Airport Hyatt Regency hotel. “Terminal F will have the capacity for up to 24 domestic and international gates depending on future demand.”

Like the rest of the airport, most of those gates will be used by Fort Worth-based American Airlines.

“The plans we're announcing today will allow for the continued growth of DFW and ensure the airport remains a premier gateway for American for many more years to come,” says Doug Parker, American Airlines chairman and CEO.

“I’m confident that this sixth terminal will help the airport soar to new heights in our region,” says Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

Mayor Price’s Dallas counterpart, Mike Rawlings, says the new terminal marks a major milestone in the airport’s history.

“It's the most important day regarding DFW in my eight years in tenure,” says Mayor Rawlings. “And I'll tell you, I think it goes back decades before that.”

The airport is investing up to $3.5 billion — not only for construction of Terminal F, but also for much-needed renovations to Terminal C.

Donohue says design work will begin immediately, and construction will begin in about two years.

“We anticipate the terminal will open in 2025,” says Donohue, “and our joint teams are working hard to finalize the agreement.”