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DFW Airport adds Whataburger to newly renovated terminal

DFW Airport adds Whataburger to newly renovated terminal

Whataburger burger french fries
Travelers will get to sample Texas' signature burger. Courtesy photo

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has a newly renovated terminal with 15 new gates that will host 100 more flights per day.

American Airlines re-opened the Terminal E satellite, which will host regional flights for American Eagle. The new service begins May 3, when select American Eagle flights will depart from DFW Terminal E satellite gates E22-E30.

Located at the southern-most tip of the airport, the Terminal E satellite was built in the 1980s. Its last regular flights ceased in August 2017, and it was as a "placeholder" for airlines if their other gates were undergoing construction.

American executed a multimillion-dollar renovation of the satellite which also included adding a Dickey's Barbecue Pit and a Whataburger, which will open in summer 2019.

According to a release, the renovated space includes "refreshed" ticket counters and gate areas as well as new ramp lighting, moving walkways, elevators, and escalators. American will also open a new Admirals Club in Terminal E, and the satellite terminal will be home to the airport's only Whataburger.

American Airlines VP Cedric Rockamore says in a statement that the new gates represent an investment in the airport's "premier hub," stating that "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."

Beginning in early June, the airline will operate more than 900 daily flights from the hub — 100 more than summer 2018, including service to 23 new markets including Dublin, Munich, Kalispell, Montana, Harlingen, Texas, and Monterey, California. They'll also add more service to 84 existing markets including Boston, Los Angeles, and New York.

The satellite will be accessible via the airport's Skylink system, which connects all terminals at DFW including A, B, C, D, and E.

Gates E22-E30 are accessible via 5-10 minute walk through a tunnel next to gate E21.

To accommodate the slight distance, minimum connection times connecting to flights scheduled in E22-E30 have been increased by 10 minutes.

There is no change to Terminal E ticket counters or parking.

Other improvements on American Airlines' agenda include the opening of a Flagship Lounge featuring Flagship First Dining and a renovated Admirals Club in Terminal D, which is scheduled for May 16; and the opening of six mainline gates at DFW Terminal B in June.