Thursday, March 7, 2013
DFW International Airport Reaches Milestone of 200 Nonstop Destinations In Its Mission to Connect The World
Record air service growth continues with two new international routes, more benefits for Dallas/Fort Worth community
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has reached a major milestone by reaching 200 nonstop destinations, with the announcements of new service by American Eagle to Hermosillo and Zacatecas, Mexico. The new flights, which begin in June, will give DFW Airport a grand total of 200 destinations, including 52 international and 148 U.S. domestic destinations.
In surpassing 200 total destinations, DFW joins a select group of airports worldwide with that distinction, including Frankfurt, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare, and Munich.
"Even with this tremendous achievement of 200 destinations, our Airport still has plenty of room to grow and add more capacity," said Jeff Fegan, DFW Airport's CEO. "We are optimistic that DFW can continue to attract more air service in the coming months and years, particularly new international service, as we build on our mission to connect the Dallas/Fort Worth area to the world."
DFW Airport has experienced an unprecedented expansion of air service in the past three years, adding seven new passenger airlines, three new cargo carriers, fourteen new international destinations and ten new domestic destinations. In addition to new flights from its hub carriers American Airlines and American Eagle, DFW has also welcomed new service from Virgin America, Qantas, Emirates, JetBlue, Cayman Airways and Aeromexico in that time period, and will see the start of new service from WestJet later this year.
"The sustained success we've seen in adding new routes and destinations is a testament to the hard work of our air service development team in identifying opportunities and airlines that make a good fit for DFW," said Chris Poinsatte, DFW's chief financial officer. "In most cases, the DFW team spends years building relationships with airline decision-makers and detailing the tremendous opportunity that the Dallas/Fort Worth market represents and the highly competitive cost structure our Airport offers to airlines."
DFW represents the largest hub and home base for American Airlines, and the largest airport hub in the "oneworld Alliance" network. As a result, DFW offers outstanding connectivity to passengers throughout North America, an excellent gateway point for international travelers to the United States, and outstanding flight options worldwide to Europe, Mexico and Latin America.
"As our team recruits more air service for DFW, it means more competition and more choices for our passengers, and it means more economic opportunities for our community," said Luis E. Perez, the Airport's vice president for air service development. "DFW is proud to be regarded as a primary economic driver for the Dallas/Fort Worth economy and a real key to success for the local business community as a whole."
DFW International Airport is the fourth busiest and the highest capacity airport in the world, with seven runways, five terminals and 155 active gates. It is also rated among the best large airports in the world for customer service, ranking in the top five in surveys by Airports Council International for five consecutive years. DFW is also building on its future with a seven-year, $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) designed to modernize the Airport's original four passenger terminals.
About DFW International Airport
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering 1,900 flights per day and serving 58 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop service to 148 domestic and 52 international destinations worldwide. For five consecutive years, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com or download the official DFW Airport mobile app for iOS, Android or Blackberry devices.
(re)defining DFW International Airport
DFW International Airport's $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway. For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.