Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has five terminals totaling 161 gates. The airport is designed with expansion in mind, and can theoretically
accommodate up to thirteen terminals totaling 260 gates, although this level of expansion is unlikely to be reached in the foreseeable future.
The terminals at DFW are semicircular (except for the newest terminal, Terminal D, which is a "square U" shape) and built around the airport's central
north-south arterial road, Spur 97, also known as "International Parkway." Until the late 1990s, they were designated by a number (2 being northernmost,
4 being southernmost) and a letter suffix ("E" for East, "W" for West). This system was later scrapped, and the terminals are now lettered from A to E.
Terminals A, C, and E (from north to south) are on the east side of the airport, while Terminals B and D (from north to south) are on the west side.
Skylink serves all five terminals at high speed (up to 35 mph (56 km/h)), is bi-directional, and is located inside the secured area
Terminal Link connects all terminals with a shuttle bus system on the non-secure side.
Terminal A, previously called "Terminal 2E", is fully occupied by American Airlines for domestic flights.
American Eagle is the sole operator in Terminal B.
American Airlines operates all the gates at Terminal C, originally called "Terminal 3E," for only domestic flights. A Hyatt Regency hotel is directly adjacent
to this terminal.
International Terminal D is a 2,000,000 sq ft (186,000 m2) facility capable of handling 32,000 passengers daily or 11.7 million passengers annually. The
terminal features 200 ticketing positions and a federal inspection facility capable of processing 2,800 passengers per hour. The 298-room Grand Hyatt DFW
Hotel is directly connected to the terminal. Under the Airport Access Authorization to Commercial Establishments Beyond the Screen Checkpoint (AAACE)
program, overnight guests at the hotel who are not flying can obtain a pass to enter the concourses to visit shops and restaurants, subject to screening by
a law enforcement officer and an identity check against the government's no-fly list.
Terminal E is distinctive in that it has a satellite terminal connected by an underground walkway. The satellite terminal, reopened in 2012 and is
currently being used by Spirit Airlines