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DFW International Airport is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world and flies to nearly 200 destinations, both domestic and international. highways, and major trucking companies. With its seven runways, it is the only airport in the world able to simultaneously accommodate a combination of seven takeoffs and landings. And being directly located in the center of the NAFTA Trade Corridor, it is ideal for transshipping international cargo. DFW Airport’s international cargo network serves 14 major cargo hubs across the globe. Cargo shipping at DFW is operated 24 hours a day without slot constraints, curfews or restrictions. Nearly 65 percent of all international air cargo in Texas is handled at DFW Airport. In addition to freighter flights from Europe and Latin America, nearly 40 weekly freighter flights arrive from Asia alone, making DFW Airport the fifth-largest Asian gateway in the U.S. Terminal Expansion Five separate terminals are housed inside DFW Airport, and passengers can connect and transfer between each one through the inside security, high-speed train known as www.ntc-dfw.org Skylink. To better serve its passengers, DFW DFW Airport has also been recognized Airport began a multi-year, $2 billion Teras one of the top tech-friendly airports in minal Renewal and Improvement Program the nation. Business passengers can take (TRIP) to renovate its four legacy terminals advantage of the airport’s 64 charging (A, B, C and E), which began in May 2011. stations, Wi-Fi access points and cellular Under TRIP, DFW Airport will replace amplifiers, free Internet kiosks, seven aging infrastructure, update concessions “mobile travel lounges,” work stations with and redesign the terminal space to include power outlets and large flat-screen TVs, high-efficiency building systems. It will also as well as more electrical outlets and USB create more ticketing, baggage claim and ports per gate compared to any other security space for passengers. Completion national airport. DFW Airport recently of the project is expected in 2017. opened a new walking path inside Terminal D to give passengers an opportunity to Inside the City exercise while on the go, and a Yoga Center Larger than Manhattan, DFW Airport covers at Gate D40 as another fitness option. 18,000 acres of land (29 square miles). It For five consecutive years, DFW includes more than 6 million square feet of Airport has ranked in the top five for terminal space, 41,000 parking spaces, and customer satisfaction among airports 5,200 acres of land still remaining for future worldwide, and is focused on providing development and use. More than an airport, superior facilities and services, expansive DFW Airport also houses its own post office, global reach and economic benefits to those two separate hotels, a 24-hour pet resort, they serve. For the latest news and in-terminal spas – and it even has its own information on DFW Airport, log on to zip code and public service division. www.dfwairport.com. z North Texas Magazine 11