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DFW International Airport To Test Parking Changes In Preparation For "Level Orange" Declaration

Airport Becomes First In The Country To Test Security Directive, Keep Parking Open For Guests

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas (January 21, 2003) – If you're going to DFW Airport on Thursday, January 23, the Airport’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be conducting a field-test that afternoon at Terminal B. DPS will be testing the Airport's readiness to go to a "condition orange" alert if ordered by the Homeland Security Department. If a "condition orange" is declared, the Airport will conduct visual inspections and random searches of vehicles parking in terminal garages. The test on Thursday will be held at Terminal B from 1 - 3 p.m. Drivers are urged to be on the look out for special signage, traffic cones and police officers in the area. DFW is also asking drivers to slow down and be prepared to stop if asked to do so by a DPS officer. Those parking in Infield, Remote and Express lots will not be affected.

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 2,000 flights per day and serving 55 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 130 domestic and 31 international destinations worldwide.

For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com. To arrange interviews contact DFW Public Affairs at 972 574 NEWS (6397) or Ken Capps, APR, Vice President Public Affairs, kcapps@dfwairport.com. ###