The airport has embarked on a three year, $651 million renovation, which they say is necessary to keep pace with unexpectedly high growth. That work could quickly be undone, however, as the airport has long-term plans to demolish and replace the Central Terminal, beginning in 2025.
Last week, three renovated gates opened in the E satelite, with a total of nine (seven widebody) expected to come online soon. A new train connecting the low and high E gates is being built, and jet bridges, ticket counters, and floors throughout E are also being replaced.
At least four new A380 gates are also being built at the airport. The first at E6/E8, is already online and being used by British Airways. Another is planned in the E satelite at E24/E25, with two more in the north and south terminals (D1/D2, H.)
Athough I'm happy with the idea. I'd rather have a new terminal. I don't think waiting until 2025 is smart.