DFW AIRPORT, Texas (May 10, 2022) – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) completed its Northeast End-Around Taxiway (EAT) making DFW the only airport in the U.S. with an end-around taxiway at both ends of a runway. The Northeast EAT project is a key part of DFW's overall ten-year infrastructure capital plan, which includes enhancing or rebuilding runways, roadways, bridges and other major infrastructure needs.
End-around taxiways enhance safety by allowing arriving aircraft to taxi around DFW's active runways rather than wait to cross them and eliminating runway crossings. The taxiways also increase operational efficiency, generate aircraft operating cost savings, and save on passenger travel time. End-around taxiways create efficiencies by avoiding aircraft stoppages and help decrease the taxi times by an average of four minutes for customers as their aircraft moves from the gate to the runway or runway to the gate.
“At DFW, we are focused on the future. While we continue to evolve, our commitment to our customers and our community hasn’t changed,” said Khaled Naja, EVP Infrastructure and Development. “We have invested not just in our infrastructure, but in our future, ensuring you have the best experience on your journey through DFW Airport.”
As part of a package funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, this project focuses on infrastructure to enhance the customer experience and safety while traveling into and out of DFW.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the most connected airport in the world. Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major job generator for the North Texas region by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.