DFW Airport—Some big changes will happen soon in DFW Airport’s Terminal C, the hub for American Airlines.
Some of the highest numbered gates, or “high gates,” will be demolished and rebuilt to bring them up to modern standards. The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2022. These gates, which consist of gates 35, 36, 37 and 39, are the oldest in the airport.
The project was voted on September 2020, awarding the $115 million to a joint venture consisting of Archer Western Construction, LLC; H.J. Russell and Company; and the Phillips/May Corporation. This will create five new gates, increasing the terminal square footage to 80,000, up from 54,000. Currently, the project is in the design phase.
This project uses prefabricated, or prefab, modules, which will save time and money during the refurbishment. The prefab method involves having essential pieces built off-site and then shipped in for installation. This will be the first time an airport in the U.S. has used this technique.
Another new addition will be windows overlooking runways for the viewing pleasure of travelers waiting to board their flights.