January 8 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

New app guides the way for DFW passengers

By Rick Lundstrom

With the new app, passengers at DFW will know restaurant and shopping options within five minutes of their gate


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has launched its official mobile app for smartphones, giving customers the latest information and updates about flights, parking, shops, restaurants and airport services. 

The DFW Airport mobile app is now available as a free download at the iTunes App Store, Google's Android Play Store and BlackBerry App World.

"This is the first airport app that notifies DFW travelers about gate changes through a push notification, and it can also help you determine parking availability or find a bite to eat in one easy solution," said Jeff Fegan, chief executive officer at DFW. 

The new app contains a variety of customer-requested features including: flight information and tracking, flight and gate updates with alert "push" notifications, parking availability, locations and rates, restaurant and shopping locations.

A “within five minutes of my gate" feature points out restaurants and shopping options located nearest a passenger’s gate.

More than 100 local and connecting DFW passengers served as volunteer beta testers for the mobile app over a period of two months last fall, and their feedback is incorporated into the release.

"With 85% of DFW travelers now using smartphones, features like up-to-date parking availability will not only be innovative but really helpful for customers," said Sharon McCloskey, vice president for marketing services at DFW

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