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Fast Facts on DFW


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

 
     

The Airport

Size:
  • DFW covers more than 26.9 square miles
  • Real property consists of 17,207 acres 
 
Year Opened:
  • 1974
 
World Rankings:
  • 4th in terms of operations
  • 11th 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:
  • 165

Hourly Operations:
  • 264 VFR 
  • 170 IFR – higher than most other airports’ optimum ranking
 
2016 Total Operations:
  • 672,748
 
2016 Total Cargo:
  • 829,019 U.S. tons 

Destinations and Airlines

Total Destinations:
  • 223

Number of Passenger Airlines:
  • 27 total (Domestic: 12; Foreign Flag: 15)
 
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 
  • Expected 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 1,900

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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