American Airlines plans to build a new, larger catering kitchen at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), replacing one that was built almost 40 years ago.
The kitchen will support DFW’s current and future catering demands at what is the airline’s largest hub.
The new facility will replace the existing catering kitchen, which was built in 1982 and is too small to support the airport’s growing operation. Construction on the new kitchen will begin in January 2020.
“In addition to more space, the new kitchen will provide updated equipment and efficiencies to improve our catering operation, which improves our reliability and provides a better experience for our customers,” explained Cedric Rockamore, American’s vice president of DFW of hub operations.
The $100 million construction project will take about 18 months to complete and supports the first phase of development for DFW’s new Terminal F.
This phase includes four new gates and customer areas located on the southeast corner of Terminal D and is scheduled to open in 2022.
The kitchen will continue to be staffed and operated by LSG Sky Chefs, the airport’s largest catering vendor.