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DFW Airport expects 18 million travelers this summer

DFW Airport expects more than 18 million travelers during the busy summer travel season this year.
DFW Airport expects more than 18 million travelers during the busy summer travel season this year. Star-Telegram

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport expects 2015 will be its busiest summer travel season ever with more than 18 million passengers moving through its terminals.

“At DFW this summer, we’re going to be rolling out some new amenities that we hope will delight our passengers including parking discounts and new restaurants and shops,” said airport spokesman David Magaña.

One promotion allows customers to park at the airport’s Express lots for $55 for 7 days, or about $8 a day. Usually, parking in those lots cost $11 a day.

The airport’s new Terminal A garage will also be completed in June which has 7,700 spaces on five levels and includes a parking guidance system that tells drivers which spots are open based on overhead white or red lights.

Passengers will be able to shop and eat at new concessions at Terminal A and B, including La Madeline, TUMI and the Belgian Beer Cafe. New free power charging stations are being added to the terminals as well, Magaña said.

With more travelers and American Airlines’ new rebanked schedule which groups flights together into peak times, security checkpoint lines have grown. However, Magaña said most customers are still able to move through security within 15 minutes although he advises local customers to arrive early to the airport to give themselves plenty of time to make their flights.

The airport also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Skylink people mover system on Thursday. Since it opened in 2005, Skylink has traveled 32.4 million miles and transported over 141 million passengers between terminals to get to their connecting flights.

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