NTX Magazine Volume 1 - Page 12

The Epicenter for Growth and Expansion DFW International Airport is an economic asset to the region P Current and Future Destinations ractically a city of its own, DFW International Airport (DFW) is considered by many as the economic engine of North Texas, and is the main gateway to and from the region. Centrally located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW Airport is the world’s fourth-busiest airport. It offers nearly 2,000 flights per day and serves nearly 58 million passengers annually – translating into $17 billion in local economic activity each year, supporting more than 300,000 jobs. 10 North Texas Magazine DFW Airport currently provides nonstop flights to 145 domestic and 48 international destinations. In 2011, it added a record number of new destinations for its passengers – 22 total – nine international and 13 domestic routes. Qantas Airways service to Sydney and Brisbane, Australia was added in May 2011, and most recently, Emirates began nonstop service to Dubai in February 2012. DFW Airport is looking into adding more nons