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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Discover Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, its facilities and services it has on offer, the best destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW) is an international airport that serves 69 million passengers each year. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the second-largest airport by land area in the United States, after Denver International Airport.

The airport opened for commercial service on January 1974 as Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport. The airport has an area of 17,207 acres and owns seven runways.

From April 2019, the Airport has services to 249 destinations, with 62 international and 187 domestic destinations within the U.S. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary hub for American Airlines (the airlines largest hub), Ameriflight and USP Airlines and a focus city for Boutique Air, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Location

The airport is located 20 miles (32.1 km) northwest of Dallas, Texas and 22.6 miles (36.3 km) northeast of Fort Worth, Texas.


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport offers services and facilities to provide ease and comfort for its travellers. In total, the airport has 165 gates and has many dining restaurants, cafes and shops offering food and beverage open 24 hours a day throughout the terminals in the airport.

Facilities Include:

A wide selection of dining and shopping shops are available from popular cafes, restaurants and luxury and designer shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Luggage storage

Mobile Charging

Shower Rooms

Spa and Massage

Nursing Rooms

Children's Play area

Yoga Studio

Traveller's Aid

Chapel / Prayer Room

Rest Zones

Pet Hotel and Relief areas

Luggage Carts


Currency Exchange

Lounges Include:

American Airlines Admirals Club (Multiple Locations): includes beverages, snacks, TV, WiFi, showers, Workstations, Music Room, Printing and Children's Playroom.

Centurion Lounge (Terminal D): offers food and beverages, showers, spa, workstations, TV, WiFi, family room, printing, magazines and newspapers.

Delta Sky Club (Terminal E) Available facilities include snacks, beverages, WiFi, TV, telephone, newspapers and magazines.

The Club at DFW (Terminal D) offers passengers snacks and beverages, TV, WiFi, printing, telephones, newspapers and magazines.

United Club (Terminal E): passengers can enjoy beverages, air conditioning, WiFi, conference rooms, telephones, TV, newspapers and magazines.

USO Lounge / Military Lounge (Terminal B): offers computers, WiFi, charging stations, snacks and beverages, board and table games, TV, Children's Play area, Toiletries, DVD and Blu-ray Player and Newspapers and magazines all for active military members in the US military and their families.

Book Lounge Passes for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for The Club DFW.


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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport currently has seven runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
13L/31R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
13R/31L 9,301 2,834 Concrete
17C/35C 13,401 4,085 Asphalt
17L/35R 8,500 2,590 Concrete
17R/35L 13,401 4,085 Concrete
18L/36R 13,400 4,085 Concrete
18R/36L 13,400 4,085 Concrete



Terminal A

Terminal A has 26 gates. The terminal is fully occupied by American Airlines for domestic flights and some international departures.

Terminal B

Terminal B has 47 gates. American Eagle has full operation of Terminal B. The TRIP improvements, a new (10-gate stinger concourse) off of Terminal B was built between gates B28 and B33 to accommodate growth. The stinger concourse makes Terminal B the largest terminal at the airport in terms of the number of gates.

Terminal C

Terminal C has 28 gates. American Airlines operates all the gates at Terminal C.

Terminal D

Terminal D was first opened on July 2005 and currently has 28 gates. It's the airport's international terminal, handling 32,000 passengers each day which is 11.7 million passengers each year.

Terminal E

Terminal E has 36 gates. The terminal is used by all United States based carriers at the airport.

Airlines that fly to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

The table below consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:

Aeromexico Connect Air Canada Express Air France Alaska Airlines
American Airlines American Eagle Avianca El Salvador Boutique Air
British Airways Delta Air Lines Delta Connection Emirates
Frontier Airlines Interjet Japan-Airlines JetBlue
Korean Air Lufthansa Qantas Qatar Airways
Southern Airways Express Spirit Airlines Sun Country Airlines United Airlines
United Express Volaris

Top Destinations

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

April 2018 – May 2019

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Los Angeles, California 1,168,410 American, Delta, Spirit
2 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 1,060,070 American, United, Spirit
3 Atlanta, Georgia 880,650 American, Delta, Spirit
4 New York–LaGuardia, New York 784,810 American, Delta, Spirit
5 Denver, Colorado 780,710 American, Frontier, Spirit, United
6 Las Vegas, Nevada 770,150 American, Frontier, Spirit, United, Sun Country
7 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 667,770 American, Spirit
8 Orlando, Florida 637,710 American, Spirit, Frontier
9 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 634,080 Alaska, American, Spirit
10 Miami, Florida 623,530 American

The Most Popular International Destinations

January 2018 - December 2019

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 London–Heathrow, United Kingdom 710,461 American, British Airways
2 Mexico City, Mexico 658,552 Aeromexico, American, Interjet
3 Cancun, Mexico 390,091 American, Spirit, Sun Country
4 Toronto–Pearson, Canada 343,772 Air American, Air Canada
5 San José del Cabo, Mexico 315,265 American, Spirit
6 Tokyo-Narita, Japan 305,321 American, Japan Airlines
7 Frankfurt, Germany 302,049 American, Lufthansa
8 Seoul-Incheon, South Korea 278,186 American, Korean Air
9 Vancouver, Canada 267,092 Air Canada, American
10 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 238,180 American, Sun Country

How to get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

By Road

Many companies offer taxicab service at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E; and on the lower level of Terminal D. It takes around 25 minutes from and to Dallas city by taxi which is around the same time when travelling to Fort Worth city centre.

By Public Transport

The Orange Line runs from the airport station to stops in downtown Dallas, the airport station is connected to entry A10 at the lower level of Terminal A via a walkway. Trinity Railway Express, or TRE, is a commuter train line that runs between Dallas Union Station and downtown Fort Worth, stopping at the airport station along the way.

By Rental Car

You can rent a wide range of cars from the many car hire companies in the Rental Car Center, located near the south entrance of the airport. The facility operates every hour seven days a week. Companies such as Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty all serve customers at the airport.

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