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DFW Airport launches Apple Watch app


Checking your flight status and finding a place to eat at one of the five terminals at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is just a click away on an Apple Watch.

The airport is the first U.S. airport to have an Apple Watch app that provides flight information and notifications on the watch after its been synced with the airport’s mobile app on a smartphone.

“The DFW Mobile App and our new Apple Watch app allow us to provide customers real-time information tailored to their particular journey, and another example of how we are leveraging the use of technology to provide an overall customer experience that is warm welcoming and efficient,” said airport chief executive Sean Donohue, noting that 90 percent of DFW passengers carry smartphones.

DFW unveiled a new version of its mobile app last year that included interactive maps of the airport and features that help passengers remember where they parked their car at the airport. The app was recently updated to feature six additional languages including Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Earlier this week, the airport also opened a newly renovated section of Terminal B from gates B4 to B11. With the completion of this phase of the terminal renewal project, Terminal B has two new passenger entries with elevator access and a covered walkway from the garage to the terminal. The phase also reopened an adjacent 1,800-space parking garage that had been closed during the renovation.