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DFW’s airports – their importance as an economic driver can’t be overlooked!

Beyond routine travel delays, many do not think about how important our airports are as an economic driver.

December 04, 2019
  • Beyond routine travel delays, many do not think about how important our airports are as an economic driver.
  • The extraordinary growth in this economic cycle is clearly apparent in the expansion of our airport activity.
  • Supporting this, the Dallas Business Journal recently reported that American Air’s growth exceed expectations with more than 900 flights daily flights this past summer – making DFW their #2 hub behind Atlanta’s Hartsfield. 
  • The real story is that our business environment has fueled travel.  DFW enplanements are close to 33 million, up 3.8 million since 2013.  Likewise, Love Field has doubled since the Wright Amendment was retired in 2014.
  • Cargo is also up dramatically, fueling our logistics businesses.  Since 2013, DFW’s landed cargo has increased more than 40 percent, with Alliance hitting 45 percent – or a combined increase of 1.5 billion pounds goods.

Source: JLL Research

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