Southwest Airlines recently celebrated the opening of the first 11 gates at the new 20 gate concourse at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. The long anticipated modernized facility has brought more room for passengers, a variety of restaurants and stores, an updated main lobby, and plenty of electrical and USB outlets. Faithful+Gould has been involved with the Love Field project since 2008 providing the preparation of budgets, cost estimates, project phasing schedules, construction schedule review, and progress monitoring through completion.
In addition to the 20 gate concourse, this $519 million project consists of a new ticketing wing, new baggage claim hall, new inbound and outbound baggage handling system, major renovations and additions to the existing terminal building, and new aircraft apron along with various landside road improvements.
Critical construction sequencing was paramount to maintaining a fully operational airport while at all times providing a safe and secure facility for travelers, airport staff and construction personnel. According to The Dallas Morning News, Southwest chairman and chief executive Gary Kelly recognized the project as being on time and on budget.