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The Ideal Cargo Gateway

The Smart Cargo Connection

DFW is focused on air cargo – an essential industry to North Texas delivering more than $20 billion to the regional economy each year. Our central United States location positions DFW as the nexus of Latin America – Asia transit freight, and as an ideal hub for e-commerce. Strong Asian freighter service and the large American Airlines Latin America network add to DFW’s geographic advantage.

Our community of partners positions us as the ideal cargo gateway

Cargo Community

  • Cargo Newsletter

    Get the latest news and information about all things cargo at DFW Airport.

    Cargo Newsletter
  • Cargo Carriers

    View DFW's cargo community of carriers.

  • Freight Forwarders

    More than 150 freight forwarders operate within the DFW area, including these global companies.

  • Ground Handling Agents

    A list of ground handling agents at DFW

Airport Cargo & Facts

The Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area ranks 4th in the United States with a population of 7.4 million and growing. The region is known for its business friendly climate, which directly impacts the movement of goods. Over 60 percent of all air cargo in the state of Texas is handled through DFW where it connects to key markets throughout the Americas, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.

Cold Chain Cargo Facts

Cargo News

DFW Airport Cargo in the news

SEP 28, 2021

DFW: Staying cool and ahead in the cold chain

In an email interview with Payload Asia, Milton De La Paz, vice president for airline relations and cargo business development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, gives us a rundown of the airport community at DFW, the heightened focus on pharma and perishables as well as the air hub’s future prospects to grow the cargo business.

Read more

SEP 01, 2021

Cargo Trends

The latest news, analysis, features, interviews and data covering the air cargo, freight and supply chain industries.

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AUG 31, 2021

Keen to be gateway airport for the Americas, DFW Airport ramps up new infra

Even as the aviation sector and airports, in particular, struggled with the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic causing a significant reduction in cargo throughput, many have since pivoted towards creating new infrastructure and tapping new avenues and markets.

Read more

JAN 25, 2021

How DFW became a ‘cold chain’ cargo airport, just before the COVID vaccine was needed

The COVID pandemic has helped many Americans understand the importance of the “cold chain” — the ability to move and closely track goods such as vaccines around the world while keeping them stored in precise, often extremely cold temperatures. But what many North Texans may not fully understand is the growing importance of DFW Airport’s role in the movement of time- and temperature-sensitive goods. The movement of the COVID vaccines is just a small part of the story.

Read more

DEC 10, 2020

Planning for Vaccine Distribution: DFW Airport, American Airlines Make Dallas-Fort Worth an Ideal Gateway

As a COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to becoming available in the U.S., Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is poised to serve as a key player in the “biggest product launch” in history.

Read more

DEC 02, 2020

DFW introduces cloud based platform for sharing cargo data

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has introduced a cloud based data sharing platform for cargo customers that it is confident will ensure “seamless transactions across the supply chain”.

Read more

OCT 23, 2020

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport unveils major plans for expansion of cargo facilities

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a body blow to the important bellyhold capacity at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), home base of American Airlines. But this has not stopped the airport authority’s drive to expand the cargo business: it is planning an express facility for e-commerce and a new cargo area

Read more

DEC 11, 2019

Qatar Airways Cargo New Freighter Service

Qatar Airways Cargo is starting new freighter service between South America and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, operating two Boeing 777F flights per week beginning Jan. 16, 2020. The all-cargo service will transport up to 100 tons of perishable cargo to DFW Airport’s central U.S. location, facilitating quick and easy distribution throughout the rapidly growing region and offering convenient transfer options on DFW Airport’s extensive Asian freighter network.

Read more

SEP 05, 2019

Avianca Cargo Announces New Route

For the first time in nearly a decade, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is welcoming new cargo service from South America. Avianca has announced it will begin twice a week service from Bogota Colombia to DFW in early October.

Read more

MAR 14, 2019

DFW Airport Partners Earn IATA CEIV for Pharma

Key strategic logistics service providers within the community at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport have been awarded the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification from the International Airport Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines.

Read more

Cargo News

SEP 28, 2021
DFW: Staying cool and ahead in the cold chain
SEP 01, 2021
Cargo Trends
AUG 31, 2021
Keen to be gateway airport for the Americas, DFW Airport ramps up new infra
JAN 25, 2021
How DFW became a ‘cold chain’ cargo airport, just before the COVID vaccine was needed
DEC 10, 2020
Planning for Vaccine Distribution: DFW Airport, American Airlines Make Dallas-Fort Worth an Ideal Gateway
DEC 02, 2020
DFW introduces cloud based platform for sharing cargo data
OCT 23, 2020
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport unveils major plans for expansion of cargo facilities
DEC 11, 2019
Qatar Airways Cargo New Freighter Service
SEP 05, 2019
Avianca Cargo Announces New Route
MAR 14, 2019
DFW Airport Partners Earn IATA CEIV for Pharma

Cargo News

DFW Airport Cargo in the news

SEP 28, 2021

DFW: Staying cool and ahead in the cold chain

In an email interview with Payload Asia, Milton De La Paz, vice president for airline relations and cargo business development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, gives us a rundown of the airport community at DFW, the heightened focus on pharma and perishables as well as the air hub’s future prospects to grow the cargo business.

Read more

SEP 01, 2021

Cargo Trends

The latest news, analysis, features, interviews and data covering the air cargo, freight and supply chain industries.

Read more

AUG 31, 2021

Keen to be gateway airport for the Americas, DFW Airport ramps up new infra

Even as the aviation sector and airports, in particular, struggled with the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic causing a significant reduction in cargo throughput, many have since pivoted towards creating new infrastructure and tapping new avenues and markets.

Read more

JAN 25, 2021

How DFW became a ‘cold chain’ cargo airport, just before the COVID vaccine was needed

The COVID pandemic has helped many Americans understand the importance of the “cold chain” — the ability to move and closely track goods such as vaccines around the world while keeping them stored in precise, often extremely cold temperatures. But what many North Texans may not fully understand is the growing importance of DFW Airport’s role in the movement of time- and temperature-sensitive goods. The movement of the COVID vaccines is just a small part of the story.

Read more

DEC 10, 2020

Planning for Vaccine Distribution: DFW Airport, American Airlines Make Dallas-Fort Worth an Ideal Gateway

As a COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to becoming available in the U.S., Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is poised to serve as a key player in the “biggest product launch” in history.

Read more

DEC 02, 2020

DFW introduces cloud based platform for sharing cargo data

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has introduced a cloud based data sharing platform for cargo customers that it is confident will ensure “seamless transactions across the supply chain”.

Read more

OCT 23, 2020

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport unveils major plans for expansion of cargo facilities

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a body blow to the important bellyhold capacity at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), home base of American Airlines. But this has not stopped the airport authority’s drive to expand the cargo business: it is planning an express facility for e-commerce and a new cargo area

Read more

DEC 11, 2019

Qatar Airways Cargo New Freighter Service

Qatar Airways Cargo is starting new freighter service between South America and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, operating two Boeing 777F flights per week beginning Jan. 16, 2020. The all-cargo service will transport up to 100 tons of perishable cargo to DFW Airport’s central U.S. location, facilitating quick and easy distribution throughout the rapidly growing region and offering convenient transfer options on DFW Airport’s extensive Asian freighter network.

Read more

SEP 05, 2019

Avianca Cargo Announces New Route

For the first time in nearly a decade, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is welcoming new cargo service from South America. Avianca has announced it will begin twice a week service from Bogota Colombia to DFW in early October.

Read more

MAR 14, 2019

DFW Airport Partners Earn IATA CEIV for Pharma

Key strategic logistics service providers within the community at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport have been awarded the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification from the International Airport Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines.

Read more

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