Greetings from Dallas Love Field

Love FIELD - SIGN

Dallas Love Field is getting ready for its big day.

For years, the Wright Amendment placed tight restrictions on the flight services allowed to operate from Love Field. Most of those rules will be lifted on October 13 and that means lots of new direct flights and added service from carriers such as Southwest Airlines and Virgin America – and lots more passengers having the opportunity to travel through the new and improved terminal, which is filled with some really great art.

Here are some snaps from my pre-party tour of Love Field.

Love Field - Virgin America

VIrgin America will operate two of the 20 gates at Love Field beginning on October 13

There’s still some drama over whether or not Delta Air Lines will get a space to operate at Love Field, but right now Southwest Airlines controls 16 of airport’s 20 gates, United has two gates and, starting October 13, Virgin America will have two gates.

The Love Field Art Program is already in place, with more than a dozen new and renewed works.

World Map - courtesy Love Field

World Map – 1959 -by Luighi “Tony” Flabiano. courtesy Love Field & Office of Cultural Affairs

detail from Sky by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers.

A detail from Sky – by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers. One of the art pieces at Love Field.

Kids area at LOVE FIELD

The play area at Love Field will have floating clouds and more play structures by October 13.

Love Field - Nursing Room

A Nursing Room is open – and waiting for some finishing touches as well.