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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Dallas City of Fort Worth
OperatorDFW Airport Board
ServesDallas Fort Worth
LocationCoppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving
*American Airlines *UPS Airlines
Elevation185 m (607 ft)
Passengers56,906,610 (8th) (+1.6%)
Aircraft operations652,261 (4th) (+2.1%)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Park information
NameDFW Founders Plaza
TypeObservation Plaza
LocationDFW Airport

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and is the busiest airport in the U.S. state of Texas. It generally serves the larger Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area, with carriers providing regional, national and international flights.

With 652,261 aircraft movements in 2010, it is the fourth busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements. In terms of passenger traffic, it is the eighth busiest airport in the world transporting 56,906,610 passengers in 2010. It is the main hub and largest hub for American Airlines, as American Airlines has its headquarters in Fort Worth. DFW Airport is considered to be an Airport City.

In terms of land area, at 18076 acre (7315.1 ha), it is the largest airport in Texas, and the second largest in the United States, behind Denver International Airport. It is the tenth busiest international gateway in the United States, and second in Texas, following Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

In 2006 the airport was named the "Best Cargo Airport in the World" according to the second edition of a survey.

The airport, within the incorporated cities of Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving, serves 144 domestic and 47 international destinations, and is the largest and primary hub for American Airlines, and also the primary hub for American Eagle.

The airport is often referred to by its IATA airport code, "DFW." It is operated in many ways like a small city: it has its own post office, ZIP code, and public services. The United States Postal Service gave the airport its own city designation, DFW Airport, TX. The members of the airport's Board of Directors are appointed by the "owner cities" of Dallas and Fort Worth. The airport is inside the city limits of four suburban cities, a situation that has led to legal battles over jurisdiction (see below). To help ensure future harmony with its neighbors, the DFW Airport Board includes a non-voting member - a representative chosen from the airport's neighbors (Irving, Euless, Grapevine, and Coppell) on a rotating basis.

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