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WHAT IS THE DFW AIRPORT BOARD?
The Airport is operated and managed by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board. The Board is comprised of seven members from the city of Dallas, four from the city of Fort Worth, and one non-voting position occupied by - on an annual, rotating basis - each of the Airport’s neighboring cities of Irving, Grapevine, Euless and Coppell.

HOW IS DFW AIRPORT MANAGED?
A chief executive officer (CEO) who is appointed by the Board manages the Airport. The CEO manages a staff of approximately 1,600 employees.

HOW LARGE IS DFW AIRPORT?
The Airport covers more than 29.8 square miles; real property consists of 18,076 acres (7,318 hectares). The Airport is situated in the cities of Euless, Grapevine, Irving and Coppell. DFW Airport is the second-largest airport in the United States in terms of land mass and third-largest in the world in terms of operations.

HOW MANY RUNWAYS DOES DFW AIRPORT HAVE?
DFW has seven runways, including five north-south parallel runways and two diagonal runways:

  • Runway 17L/35R is 8,500 feet long
  • Runway 17C/35C is 13,400 feet long
  • Runway 17R/35L is 13,400 feet long
  • Runway 18L/36R is 13,400 feet long
  • Runway 18R/36L is 13,400 feet long
  • Runway 13L/31R is 9,000 feet long
  • Runway 13R/31L is 9,300 feet long


WHAT FACILITIES AND AMENITIES DOES DFW OFFER ITS PASSENGERS?

  • Five terminals with 174 aircraft boarding gates

  • Consolidated international terminal capable of handling 32,000 passengers a day and a customs facility that can process 2,800 passengers per hour

  • Eight Samsung mobile Travel Centers featuring leather lounge seating, semi-private workstations, electrical and phone outlets at each seat, dial-up Internet access, and Starbucks coffees, pastries, salads and sandwiches

  • Information booths throughout the terminals staffed with friendly Airport Ambassadors to help passengers with their travel needs

  • 200-acre Rental Car Center consolidating DFW’s rental car companies under one roof

  • USO Center in Terminal B, near gate B15, to assist service members and their families

  • High-speed wireless Internet access available in all terminals


  • A public art program with more than 30 pieces in International Terminal D and the Skylink stations

WHAT KINDS OF AIR SERVICE DOES DFW AIRPORT PROVIDE ITS PASSENGERS?

  • Nonstop service to more than 170 international and domestic destinations

  • Access to every major city in the continental United States within four hours and an abundance of frequencies to major destinations

  • Six low-cost carriers offering service to major destinations throughout the United States

  • Approximately 70 daily nonstop international departures serving destinations in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia


WHAT KIND OF ECONOMIC IMPACT DOES DFW AIRPORT GENERATE FOR THE REGION?

  • DFW generates $14.3 billion annually for the North Texas economy and supports 268,500 full-time jobs

  • DFW Airport has been a significant factor in the relocation and expansion of more than 400 corporate headquarters to Dallas-Fort Worth during the past decade



WHAT WERE DFW’S TRAFFIC STATISTICS FOR 2006?

  • 60,226,138 passengers

  • 699,733 operations

  • 756,598 metric tonnes of cargo

  • 5,686,827 international passengers


DID YOU KNOW...?

  • DFW is the world’s only airport with three FAA control towers

  • In 1972, the world’s largest paving contract was issued for the construction of DFW’s initial runways - 3 million yards of concrete

  • At the time DFW was built, it was the largest and costliest airport in the world: $700 million spent and 17,500 acres – bigger than the island of Manhattan

  • The first U.S. landing by a supersonic Concorde was at DFW

  • DFW was the first U.S. airport to offer an automated foreign currency exchange machine

  • The NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis and its Boeing 747 transport jet landed on May 15, 1989, making DFW the first commercial airport to host a space shuttle landing
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