|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