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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.