Coronavirus Could Lower Passenger Count at DFW Airport by 112,000 a Month

Airport amends concession leases and lowers landing fees

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The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board of Directors on Thursday were told that the Coronavirus could mean 112,000 fewer passengers a month at the airport.

Board members agreed to reduce landing fees by 16% to lessen the impact on airlines.

They also amended the concession leases in Terminal D for those impacted by sales falling below what is normally expected.

DFW Airport representatives released a brief statement:

“With the impact in passenger movement from Asia, DFW Airport retail locations are experiencing a decrease in sales. As a result, the airport has presented the DFW board a request to allow 13 retail locations, including Duty Free, to pay a percentage of sales versus the minimum annual guarantee for the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.”

Thursday, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board of Directors will discuss the coronavirus effect on businesses inside the airport.

According to board documents, the affected stores are Coach, Jo Malone, MAC, Estee Lauder Multibrand, Longchamp, Mont Blanc, TUMI, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors / Kate Spade, InMotion Entertainment, L'Occitane, Duty Free and The Range.

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