Dallas/Fort Worth Airport opened seven newly renovated gates in Terminal E on Thursday.
The airport is in the process of upgrading its four original terminals, spending $2.7 billion on the renovation project. The newly opened gates are E11 through E17, the baggage claims at E13 and E14 and include the check-in areas for Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
The renovated gate section has upgraded seating and tables for passengers to charge their electronic devices. New concessions such as Chef Tim Love’s Love Shack, Marshall-Rousso women’s accessories and Sonny Bryan’s smokehouse barbecue are now open for passengers in the Terminal E area.
Also opening on Thursday is a new 1,800 space parking garage that features a parking guidance system.
“Our focus has been on delivering a superior customer experience – from easily finding a parking space with our parking guidance system to convenient check-in processing and a variety of concession options before boarding,” said airport executive vice president Khaled Naja.
With the new gates opening, the airport will shut down gates E2 through E10 for renovations which includes gates for United Airlines. It is the final phase of Terminal E construction and is expected to be completed in late 2017.