Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will offer service to 200 non-stop destinations this summer, 52 of them international and 148 of them in the U.S....

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will offer service to 200 non-stop destinations this summer, with the announcements of new service by American Eagle to Hermosillo and Zacatecas in Mexico.

The new flights, which begin in June, will give Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport a grand total of 200 destinations, 52 of them international and 148 of them in the U.S.


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in the world for aircraft movements and in 2010 was the eighth-busiest for passengers, with nearly 57 million passengers. This aerial view of the airport looks over DFW's showpiece new Terminal D towards Terminal B

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in the world for aircraft movements and by 2013 was handling 58 million passengers annually. This aerial view of the airport looks over DFW’s showpiece new Terminal D towards Terminal B

 

In reaching 200 destinations, DFW joins a select group of airports with that distinction. These include Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC).

“Even with this tremendous achievement of 200 destinations, our airport still has plenty of room to grow and add more capacity,” says Jeff Fegan, DFW Airport’s CEO. “We are optimistic that DFW can continue to attract more air service in the coming months and years, particularly new international service, as we build on our mission to connect the Dallas/Fort Worth area to the world.”

DFW Airport says it has experienced an unprecedented expansion of air service in the past three years, adding seven new passenger airlines, three new cargo carriers, 14 new international destinations and 10 new domestic destinations.

This is a view from the control tower at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United States and in the world

This is a view from the control tower at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United States and in the world

 

In addition to new flights from its hub carriers American Airlines and American Eagle, DFW has also welcomed new service from Virgin America, Qantas, Emirates, JetBlue Airways, Cayman Airways and AeroMexico in that time period, and will see the start of new service from WestJet later this year.

Another airline quickly building its network from DFW is low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, which has added several new domestic and international destinations from the airport within the past year.

“The sustained success we’ve seen in adding new routes and destinations is a testament to the hard work of our air service development team in identifying opportunities and airlines that make a good fit for DFW,” says Chris Poinsatte, DFW’s chief financial officer.

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 takes off at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the biggest hub for American and its sister regional airline American Eagle

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 takes off at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the biggest hub for American and its sister regional airline American Eagle

 

“In most cases, the DFW team spends years building relationships with airline decision-makers and detailing the tremendous opportunity that the Dallas/Fort Worth market represents and the highly competitive cost structure our airport offers to airlines,” adds Poinsatte.

DFW represents the largest hub and home base for American Airlines, and the largest airport hub in the oneworld Alliance network.

As a result, says DFW, it offers a high level of connectivity to passengers throughout North America, a major gateway point for international travelers to the United States and outstanding flight options worldwide to Europe, Mexico and Latin America.

DFW International Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements and the world’s highest-capacity airport. It has seven runways, five terminals and 155 active gates. DFW is also rated among the best large airports in the world for customer service, ranking in the top five in surveys by Airports Council International for five consecutive years.

DFW has prepared preliminary renovation sketches of how the exterior and interior areas of its original four terminals will look following the massive facelift they will receive under a $1.5 billion-plus, eight-year upgrade program that DFW's board of directors launched in September 2009. This is a preliminary sketch of a security checkpoint area in a terminal following its facelift

DFW has prepared preliminary renovation sketches of how the exterior and interior areas of its original four terminals will look following the massive facelift they will receive under a $1.5 billion-plus, eight-year upgrade program that DFW’s board of directors launched in September 2009. This is a preliminary sketch of a security checkpoint area in a terminal following its facelift

 

The airport is now building on its future with a seven-year, $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) designed to modernize DFW’s original four passenger terminals.

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport offers 1,900 flights per day and serves 58 million passengers a year.

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