Travelers at DFW International Airport will have some new places to eat, drink and shop next year, with airport officials giving the green light on several new concessions contracts Tuesday.
First up is a new Panda Express that will take over a space formerly occupied by Genghis Grill in Terminal E near Gate E33. In addition to the chain’s American Chinese menu, visitors will also be able to purchase a drink at a bar that’s planned for the space.
It will be the airport’s second Panda Express, joining an existing location in Terminal B.
The new Panda Express will be joining the airport’s first ever Whataburger, planned to open next year, as new dining options in Terminal E.
Airport officials also signed off on two new duty-free stores in Terminal A and Terminal C, where American Airlines has begun operating some international flights outside of the main international gateway in Terminal D.
The Terminal A duty-free shop will take over a space near Gate A25 that was formerly occupied by Swarovski, while the duty-free shop near Terminal C’s Gate C10 will replace a news and gift store.
Both will be operated by TRG Duty Free Joint Venture (the joint-venture led by DFASS and Texas retailer CBI Retail Ventures), which also operates duty-free space in Terminal D. The company opened the country’s largest duty-free store covering 17,400 square feet in Terminal D last year.
Airport officials said the new duty-free stores are expected to be open by April ,1.
Both the Panda Express and duty-free stores were approved by airport board of director committees Tuesday. The full board is scheduled to vote on the items Thursday.
Source: The Dallas Monrning News