Inside the NEW Dallas Love Field

The security checkpoint at Dallas Love Field features a gorgeous ceramic tile mosaic mural called North Texas Sunrise by artist Dixie Friend Gay

DALLAS – On Tuesday, April 16th, the City of Dallas will open the second phase of the modernized Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL).

Phase One was completed in November, 2012 with the opening of the new ticket counter, curbside arrival/dropoff area, and security checkpoint.

Phase Two will open with the addition of the new passenger terminal, which will feature new gates and passenger lounges, shops and restaurants. Below is a series of photos (shot by myself) to provide a peek at the marvelous modern terminal.

The escalator will take passengers up to their gates once they have passed through the security checkpoint.
“Blueprint of Flight” greets passengers after coming off the escalator into the new main terminal at DAL. The art is by Martin Dolan.


A typical gate area in the new terminal at DAL. This is one of 16 that will be used by Southwest Airlines. The floor-to-ceiling windows will provide great views of arriving and departing flights on runways 13L/31R.
Panoramic shot of Gates 1-5 inside the new Dallas Love Field passenger terminal.
Wonderful news – the chairs feature LOTS of electric outlets! Almost one per seat!
An up-close look at the new Customer Service desks you’ll see Southwest Airlines using at Love Field.
Restroom fixtures and decor inside one of the restrooms at the new Dallas Love Field passenger terminal.
“One Riot, One Ranger” is a bronze statue by Waldine Amanda Tauch that has made its home at Love Field since 1960. He was removed during construction of the new facilities, but returned to the airport in March, 2013.
This wire sculpture full of planes and birds encircles the food court in the new Dallas Love Field passenger terminal.

The terminal will also feature several shops and restaurants that are new to the airport or moving to the new facility. Among them: Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Whataburger, Manchu Wok, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Dickey’s BBQ, Cool River Cafe, La Madeline, and Sky Canyon by Stephan Pyles


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Paul Thompson

Highly passionate about all things related to aviation! I combine my knowledge of the aircraft manufacturing and airline industry to provide a detailed and first-person point of view. I have worked on unique stories with airlines and companies including American Airlines, British Airways, Goodyear, Honeywell, jetBlue, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Red Bull Air Racing, Southwest Airlines, and the U.S. Navy.

3 thoughts on “Inside the NEW Dallas Love Field”

  1. I love all the art at Dallas Love Field! You’ve taken a great photograph of “Blueprints of Flight.”

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