DALLAS – The world’s largest and fastest airport train, designed to whisk passengers between terminals is part of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport’s $2.7 billion expansion.
Officials tout the project as the most ambitious airport project post Sept. 11. It is also the airport’s largest expansion since it opened in 1974.
The “Big D” (Terminal D) will become the premiere international gateway in the US. It will add 29 gates to DFW’s 139 gates and host 50 shops as well as a new Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The train, Skylink, will whisk travelers between terminals in less than five minutes and can transport more than 10,000 travelers per hour at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on its 4.5 mile track.
DFW International Airport, currently the world’s third busiest airport with more than 800,000 flights and 55 million passengers per year continues its aggressive growth by announcing that its new state of the art, international terminal will open in less than 12 months.
DFW International Airport’s post Sept. 11 growth has outpaced the industry for the last seven months with double-digit passenger growth and robust expansion by American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and low fare carrier, Air Tran Airways. This fall, DFW will promote the impending opening of the terminal with the “World of Wings” art project, which will display 300 replica airplanes, hand painted by school children in airports around the world.