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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Dallas

City of Fort Worth

Operator DFW Airport Board
Serves Dallas–Fort Worth
Location Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 607 ft / 185 m
Coordinates 32°53′49″N 097°02′17″W / 32.89694°N 97.03806°W / 32.89694; -97.03806Coordinates: 32°53′49″N 097°02′17″W / 32.89694°N 97.03806°W / 32.89694; -97.03806
FAA airport diagram

Location within Texas

Direction Length Surface
ft m
13L/31R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
13R/31L 9,301 2,835 Concrete
17C/35C 13,401 4,085 Concrete
17L/35R 8,500 2,591 Concrete
17R/35L 13,401 4,085 Concrete
18L/36R 13,400 4,084 Concrete
18R/36L 13,400 4,084 Concrete
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 158 48 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 56,906,610 (8th) (+1.6%)
Aircraft operations 652,261 (4th) (+2.1%)
Sources: Airports Council International

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFWICAO: KDFWFAA LID: DFW) is between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It is the busiest airport in Texas. It serves the larger Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. Regional, national and international flights use this airport. Flights go to 144 domestic and 47 international destinations.

In 2010, it was the fourth busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements with 652,261. it was the eighth busiest airport in the world when measured by passenger traffic, with 56,906,610 passengers in 2010. It is the main hub and largest hub for American Airlines.

The airport is in the cities of Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving. The land for DFW was purchased by both Dallas and Fort Worth in 1966, and construction began in 1969.


These airlines go to DFW Airport:


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