Description of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
At first glanceat the name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, it might be confusing for readers, which city does the airport belong to? The answer is simple – both. Governments of both cities purchased the land for the airport. The airport is a joint airport of Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas. The city of Dallas and Fort Worth publicly own the airport. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is the majorairport in Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area equally positioned between Dallas and Fort Worth. The airport is one of the busiest inthe United States and fourth busiest in the world by aircraft movements, andby passenger traffic,it is twelfth busiest in the world. The airport has about 900 daily flights to 62 international and 182 domestic locations with service from 27 passenger airlines and 21 cargo careers. The airport is also a hubto American Airlines, which has headquarters near the airport.
The airport has five terminals designed circularly– Terminal A, Terminal B, Terminal C, Terminal D, and Terminal E. The airport is also considering to add a sixth terminal in the future. As initiallyplanned, in theory,the airport can accommodate 13 terminalsand 260 gates. Currently, there are 165 gates at the airport. The airport has seven runways – runway 17C/25C, runway 17R/35L, 18R/36L, runway 18L/36R, 13R/31L, 13L/31R, 17L/35R. The number of annual commercial operations at the airport is 578,295. The airport’s busiest runway is 17C/35C on the east side of passenger terminals.
The highest number of passengers at the airport was recordedin 2017, andit reached 67,092,194.
According to the Perryman Group,the airport impacts the North Texas economy by an estimated $37 billion annually. The Dallas Fort Worth International airport and its associated businesses support 228,000 jobs.