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Fast Facts on DFW International Airport

These facts for DFW are also sourced from the Airports Council International (ACI). We update this page throughout the year to ensure the latest facts of DFW International Airport are presented. Please bookmark this factsheet page for reference.

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The Airport

Size:
  • DFW covers more than 26.9 square miles
  • Real property consists of 17,183 acres 
Year Opened:
  • 1974
World Rankings:
  • 4th in terms of operations
  • 15th in terms of passengers
7 Total Runways: 
  • 17L/35R is 8,500 feet long
  • 17C/35C is 13,400 feet long
  • 17R/35L is 13,400 feet long
  • 18L/36R is 13,400 feet long
  • 18R/36L is 13,400 feet long
  • 13L/31R is 9,000 feet long
  • 13R/31L is 9,300 feet long 
Gates:
  • 164
Hourly Operations:
  • 264 VFR 
  • 170 IFR – higher than most other airports’ optimum ranking 
Total Cargo:
  • 911,500 U.S. tons 


Destinations and Airlines

Total Destinations:
  • 258 (191 domestic, 67 international)
Number of Passenger Airlines:
  • 23 (10 domestic, 13 foreign flag)
Access:
  • Every major city in the continental United States can be accessed within four hours.


Infrastructure

Terminal Names and Service:
  • A, B, C, E: Domestic service
  • D: International and Domestic service
 
Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP)
  • $2.69 Billion 
  • Terminals A, B, E
  • Began in February 2011 
  • Completion in 2018
  • Enhanced Concessions
  • Expanded/ Reconfigured Security Checkpoints
  • Enhanced Self-Service Ticketing Areas
  • Improved Parking
  • Highly Efficient Green Technology Implementation


Employment and Economic Output

DFW Airport Board Employees:
  • Approximately 2,000

On-Airport Employees:
  • Approximately 60,000
Economic Activity Across North Texas Attributable to DFW Total Economic Output:
  • $37 billion
Full-Time Jobs:
  • 228,000
Payroll:
  • $12.5 billion
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