A new terminal full of gates is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Terminal F, the airport's sixth, is expected to open by 2025 and provide up to 24 new gates for U.S. and international flights.
DFW airport CEO Sean Donohue announced plans for Terminal F on Monday. The airport currently has 164 gates spread across five terminals.
Design work for Terminal F will begin immediately. The new terminal will be constructed south of Terminal D.
The airport plans to spend up to $3.5 billion in terminal work, which will include the construction of Terminal F and enhancements to Terminal C.
DFW has been growing, inching closer to busier airports such as Atlanta. Donohue says DFW has more than doubled its passenger-carrying capacity to international destinations since 2010.
DFW is American Airlines' largest hub airport. The airline opened 15 new gates at DFW on May 3 in Terminal E, which will let it add more than 100 daily flights on its American Eagle affiliate.
In other news about Terminal E, later this summer it will be home to the airport's only Whataburger.
Our Terminal E Whataburger will be opening later this year. For next week, you would have to leave the airport to get your fix. We can recommend numerous other burger options inside DFW, including the new Shake Shack in Terminal C.
— DFW Airport (@DFWAirport) January 16, 2019
“DFW is a premier hub for the airline and our new gates are just the latest investment,” said Cedric Rockamore, Vice President of DFW Hub Operations for American. “The Terminal E satellite is the result of hard work and collaboration from across the airline and the airport, and everyone should be proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”
The announcement was made at the "State of the Airport: A Look Down the Runway," which took place at Hyatt Regency DFW at Terminal C. Donohue was joined by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and DFW Airport Board Chair William Meadows.