DFW International Airport Announces Design for (re)defined Terminal A Parking

Mar 01, 2012, 16:59 ET from DFW International Airport

New customer conveniences and innovations to create significantly improved parking experience

DFW AIRPORT, Texas, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DFW International Airport today revealed its plans for a completely new and redesigned Terminal A Parking facility, which will offer customers a dramatically upgraded parking experience and a host of new conveniences.  The Terminal A Parking structure is a key component of the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), the seven-year $1.9 billion program which will renew DFW's four original terminals which date to 1974.

The most striking change will be in the structure itself, which will replace three existing and separate garages with one integrated structure spanning across the entire existing terminal parking footprint.  The new Terminal A Parking will also be the impetus for a new roadway system designed to enhance safety by reducing the need for lane changes around the terminal.

"We think our customers will be very pleased with update they will soon see along the roadways and parking within the Terminal A complex," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport.  "The new parking structure will have great improvements in accessibility, lighting, convenience and technology, all of which will make for a vastly improved parking experience for DFW travelers."

The new Terminal A Parking facility will offer dramatic enhancements in customer service, including:

  • Over 3 million square feet and five levels of parking space
  • Enhanced terminal entries including covered walkways
  • A more brightly lit parking environment
  • Higher clearances to accommodate ADA accessible vehicles
  • Vertical accessibility via new passenger elevators
  • Innovative new roadway design which reduces the need for lane changes and separates arrivals traffic from departures traffic
  • Spiraled helix roads for easier access to all five parking levels
  • A pedestrian bridge from infield parking to the parking structure
  • A guidance system to help customers easily find an open space

DFW Airport's web site and mobile web site, along with the Valet Parking app, will include information and up-to-the-minute space availability reports about the new Terminal A parking structure when it opens.

"This parking facility presents a unique opportunity to redefine what a parking structure should be at an airport," said Perfecto Solis, DFW vice president for airport development and engineering, and the Airport's project lead on TRIP.  "These enhancements incorporate years of extensive feedback from our customers."

With more than 7,700 spaces, the new Terminal A Parking structure will have more capacity than the existing garages, and in fact it will be one of the largest parking structures in Texas.

The first phase of the Terminal A Parking facility will be completed in step with the Phase 1 of the renovation work on Terminal A, which is scheduled to open to travelers later this year.  All three phases of work on Terminal A and the parking facility should be complete in late 2014, and the entire TRIP project to renovate Terminals A, B, C and E is planned for completion sometime in 2017.

The new Terminal A Parking facility will be the largest new structure built at DFW since Terminal D and Skylink opened in 2005.

About DFW International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop service to 145 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide. For five consecutive years, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com.

(re)defining DFW International Airport

DFW International Airport's $1.9 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway.  For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.

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