The DFW Airport is planning to spend a massive amount of $400 million in enhancing their infrastructure. According to the reports, the company is preparing to build a new baggage handling system as well as a new cellphone lot at the Terminal B. Furthermore; they are all set to make a new parking for the employees as well.
The decision was made at the monthly board meeting of the company, and the staff members said that their airline partners are in favor of enhancing the overall infrastructure of the airport. These projects are the part of the terminal renovation of the entire airport. The project includes the renovation of passenger boarding bridges at the E and B terminals as well as curbside signage. Refurbishing of the airfields is also on the list of the entire project.
According to the Sean Donohue, the CEO of the Airport, “we are precisely working on the airline’s project.” The company is emphasizing on the overall design as well as structure, which will require a good investment. The airport will be issuing new debt to get the costs of their current project, which will be paid by the Airlines.
Apart from this, the new cellphone lot of the airport would be close to the north gate plaza. It can be utilized by the family members of the passengers that come for picking their relatives. The construction is likely to start in August so that it can be done before the holiday season, said the officials of the airport.
The project also includes the building of another end-around taxiway. This taxiway will be built on the northeast section of the airfield to relieve the overcrowding at the airport taxiway. The projects that are approved are the part of the overall maintenance of the airport, and will eventually cost in billions, said the executive vice president of the airport infrastructure.
Now talking about airport parking, there would be some great arrangements for the taxiway so that there is no congestion outside the airport. Moreover, the airport is having ample of the budget, which will be utilized in the development of the airport’s infrastructure. According to the chief financial officer Chris Poinsatte, the DFW airport is awaiting an overall budget expenditure of $957.1 million. He added that the total number of passengers would be up 1.3 percent to 67.3 million in the coming years, and the cost per passenger for the airlines will significantly rise.