Dallas considering postponement of $3.5 billion airport expansion
Dallas Fort Worth Airport is considering to postpone or scale back its US$3.5 billion capital expansion plan, including the construction of a new Terminal F, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airport expects to lose up to US$225 million in revenue from airlines and passengers during the next six months and is forecasting that it could be 2022 before revenue from domestic flights returns to previous levels, and international flight revenue likely will take even longer.
American Airlines, which has its world headquarters in Fort Worth and is the dominant carrier at DFW, had pushed strongly for a new Terminal F in response to dramatic increases in both domestic and international flights. But that was before COVID-19 led to a worldwide shutdown in travel, and grounded nearly all of American’s international routes and at least 60% of its domestic flights.
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