Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area in the U.S. state of Texas.wikipedia
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American Airlines

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It is the largest hub for American Airlines, which is headquartered near the airport. During its first year of operations, the airport was served by American Airlines, Braniff International Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Ozark Air Lines, Rio Airways and Texas International Airlines. American Airlines and Braniff Airways struck a deal with the city of Arlington to build an airport there, but the governments of Dallas and Fort Worth disagreed over its construction and the project was abandoned in 1942.
American Airlines and American Eagle operate out of 10 hubs, with Dallas/Fort Worth being its largest; handling more than 200 million passengers annually with an average of more than 500,000 passengers daily.

List of busiest airports by aircraft movements

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It is the fourth busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the fifteenth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2017.

Dallas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
Dallas then developed as a strong industrial and financial center and a major inland port, due to the convergence of major railroad lines, interstate highways and the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.

Dallas Love Field

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Fort Worth declined the offer and thus each city opened its own airport, Love Field and Meacham Field, each of which had scheduled airline service.
It was Dallas' main airport until 1974 when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened.

Grapevine, Texas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
The city is located in the Mid-Cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth and includes a larger portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport than other cities.

Irving, Texas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport lies inside the city limits of Irving.

Euless, Texas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
The southwestern portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is inside the city limits of Euless.

List of busiest airports by passenger traffic

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It is the fourth busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the fifteenth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2017.

Coppell, Texas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
Spurred by the opening of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1974, the city was radically transformed from a tiny farming village to a large, upper-middle class suburban community in the 1980s and 1990s.

Airline hub

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American Airlines at DFW is the second largest airline hub in the world and the United States, behind Delta's Atlanta hub.
Examples include Delta hubs at Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Detroit, and Minneapolis; American Airlines hubs at Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington–Reagan, and Philadelphia; and United hubs at Denver, San Francisco, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, and Washington–Dulles.

Greater Southwest International Airport

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After World War II, Fort Worth annexed the site and developed it into Amon Carter Field with the help of American Airlines.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened in 1974 a few miles north of the airport as the planned replacement for both Greater Southwest and Dallas Love Field (DAL) as the single main airport for all scheduled airline flights for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, although Love Field survives with Southwest Airlines being the major carrier there.

Wright Amendment

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The Wright Amendment of 1979 banned long distance flights into Love Field, leaving Southwest Airlines as Love Field's only jet airline and operating solely as an intrastate air carrier in the state of Texas.
The Wright Amendment of 1979 was a United States federal law that governed traffic at Dallas Love Field, an airport in Dallas, Texas, to protect Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from competition.

Denver International Airport

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At 17207 acre, DFW is larger than the island of Manhattan, and is the second largest airport by land area in the United States, after Denver International Airport.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a distant second at 70 km2.

Rio Airways

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During its first year of operations, the airport was served by American Airlines, Braniff International Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Ozark Air Lines, Rio Airways and Texas International Airlines.
Rio Airways briefly operated code sharing flights on behalf of Delta Air Lines whereby Rio flights were booked and sold under the Delta Connection brand name as Delta was operating a hub at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at this time.

Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area in the U.S. state of Texas.
The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA airport code: DFW), located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Texas.

Ozark Air Lines

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During its first year of operations, the airport was served by American Airlines, Braniff International Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Ozark Air Lines, Rio Airways and Texas International Airlines.
The reformed Ozark Air Lines received its operating certificate on February 11, 2000, and began service 10 days later, from Columbia Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport, using two Fairchild Dornier 328JET aircraft.

Airport terminal

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has five terminals and 182 gates.
Still other larger airports have multiple terminals each of which incorporate the functions of a concourse (such as Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport).

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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American Airlines at DFW is the second largest airline hub in the world and the United States, behind Delta's Atlanta hub.

Concorde

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DFW held an open house and dedication ceremony on September 20–23, 1973, which included the first landing of a supersonic Concorde in the United States, an Air France aircraft en route from Caracas to Paris.
Concorde 002 made the first visit to the United States in 1973, landing at the new Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport to mark that airport's opening.

Vought Airtrans

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The original people mover train (Airtrans APM, later the American Airlines TrAAin) was notoriously slow (17 mph), uni-directional (running only in a counter-clockwise direction) and was located outside the secured area (thus requiring travelers to go through security again).
LTV's (Vought) Airtrans was an automated people mover system that operated at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport between 1974 and 2005.

DFW Skylink

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Terminal D, built for international flights, and DFW Skylink, a modern bidirectional people mover system, opened in 2005.
Skylink is an automated people mover (APM) operating at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Braniff International Airways

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During its first year of operations, the airport was served by American Airlines, Braniff International Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Ozark Air Lines, Rio Airways and Texas International Airlines. American Airlines and Braniff Airways struck a deal with the city of Arlington to build an airport there, but the governments of Dallas and Fort Worth disagreed over its construction and the project was abandoned in 1942.
Braniff was a key partner in the planning of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and contributed many innovations to the airline industry during this time.

Runway

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In 1989 the airport authority announced plans to rebuild the existing terminals and add two runways.
At large airports with four or more parallel runways (for example, at Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth and Orlando), some runway identifiers are shifted by 1 to avoid the ambiguity that would result with more than three parallel runways.

Tarrant County, Texas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is partially in the cities of Grapevine and Euless in Tarrant County and Irving in Dallas County.

Dallas County, Texas

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Located roughly halfway between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW spills across portions of Dallas and Tarrant counties, and includes portions of the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is partially located in the city of Irving in Dallas County, and Grapevine and Euless in Tarrant County.