DFW Celebrates Skylink’s Completion

DFW International Airport and the North Texas Commission will host a grand opening gala, “A Taste of the World,” celebrating the completion of DFW’s
new Skylink automated people mover system on May 4. Skylink is the world’s
largest airport train system, and will open for passenger use later in
May. A portion of the proceeds from the Skylink opening event will benefit
non-profit organizations at DFW that assist passengers and visitors to the
Airport every day, including the USO located in Terminal B, the DFW
Interfaith Chaplaincy, Airport Ambassadors and Travelers Aid. Each participating Skylink station will represent a different region of
the world served by DFW, and will be filled with international cuisine and
live entertainment. The Pacific Rim will be represented in Skylink station
A- South, Argentine and Caribbean fare will be served in the B-South
station, the C-North station will feature Italian cuisine and Irish pub
selections, and station E-South will highlight Texas and American
specialties.

Canada’s famed Royal Mounted Police will be on-hand to greet event-goers
and a variety of local community and school musicians and entertainers
will serenade attendees at each stop. Skylink will also breeze through
International Terminal D, giving all a sneak peek at the brand new
facility.

“This event is an opportunity for us to share the excitement of Skylink’s
completion with the members of our community that helped make it a
reality,” said Jeff Fegan, DFW’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our Board
members, including both of our current and all of our former Owner City
mayors were influential in providing the long-range vision and planning
which helped create Skylink and International Terminal D.”

Skylink has gone through vigorous testing in the past several months to
ensure a safe, speedy and comfortable ride for passengers. The $880
million Skylink system is a major part of the Airport’s $2.8 billion
dollar Capital Development Program, which also includes the new
International Terminal D slated to open in July.

“Skylink will significantly improve the passenger experience at DFW by
allowing travelers to move from terminal to terminal very quickly and
efficiently,” said Kevin Cox, DFW’s Chief Operating Officer. “Skylink,
International Terminal D and the Grand Hyatt will combine to make DFW and
our region one of the premiere international gateways to the United States
for many years ahead.”
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