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DFW Airport To Add New Private Luxury Terminal

Celebrities, corporate executives and other travelers will soon get to fly in style and with more privacy at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

The airport board of directors approved a 10-year lease agreement on Thursday with PS VIP Services to allow the company to open a private luxury terminal featuring amenities such as chef-prepared meals, chauffeur service and day beds. The board waived the airport’s minimum annual guarantee for the first two years of the contract, and PS will pay DFW rent of $32 million for the remaining seven years. The deal also includes a five-year option.

DFW will become PS’ third location. The company, started by security consulting firm Gavin de Becker & Associates, opened its first private terminal at Los Angeles international Airport in 2017. A second location will open at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport later this year. PS is no longer affiliated with Gavin de Becker.

"DFW Airport is excited about this newest opportunity to transform travel for our customers as PS brings its unique services to our airport," Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management and customer experience, said in a statement. "DFW welcomes PS and the opportunity to elevate the customer experience with this unique new option for travelers. They can have a more personalized experience to and from their flights at DFW.“

PS’ 12,200-square-foot facility will sit adjacent to DFW’s corporate aviation complex located north of Terminal A. It will include the private suites in addition to a signature lounge concept offered by PS called “The Salon.” The design, amenities and chef-led culinary program will “reflect the uniqueness of Dallas and Fort Worth, blending Western heritage with modern, cosmopolitan sensibilities,” according to the company.

Read the full story at Dallas Business Journal.


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