Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Address: 2400 Aviation Dr, DFW Airport, TX 75261, United States
IATA airport code: DFW
ICAO airport code: KDFW
Alias: Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
DFW Arrivals today
About Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport arrivals
This is a main airport located between the cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. It offers domestic routes to almost all major cities in the US. In addition, there are many international flight options. There are also many seasonal flights to Central America and the Caribbean. In 2020 it was ranked 4th busiest airports in the world. Most flights are operated by the carrier American Airlines. It is situated on 17,000 acres of land. There are even 7 airports to manage all Dallas arrivals. There are also 5 terminals with almost 200 boarding gates.
There were already plans in 1927 to build this airport. The city of Dallas wanted its own airport and therefore started up Dallas Love Field Airport, among other things. There was a second chance in 1940 to open an airport together, but again things went awry a few years later. A third attempt in the early 1960’s yielded more. Construction work finally started in 1969.
The first Dallas Fort Worth Airport arrivals took place in 1973 including a Concorde plane to Paris. The real opening came a few months later. It started as a regional airport but in 1985 it was given the name International. Over the years, the airport continued to grow and the Dallas airport arrivals increased. More terminals and runways were added. The facilities at and around the airport also grew and expanded.
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is located in the state of Texas, northwest of the city of Dallas (20 miles, 30 min by car) and northeast of the city of Fort Worth (24 miles, 40 min by car).
Ground transportation Dallas Fort Worth airport
DFW airport transportation options:
- By own car there are several options for parking. You can park at the terminal, at express parking, valet or at the cell phone lots in case you are going to pick up someone. At Fort Worth Airport arrivals you first wait for a cell phone ticket before you are sure the passengers are already going outside from the terminal. It is nearby and in a few minutes you are in front of the terminal where people can walk out after a baggage claim. There is a North and a South location when you want to you the Cell Phone Lot. If you are taking someone away, there is also a curbside drop-off at the upper level of all terminals. You can stand here for a few minutes.
- For all Forth Worth arrivals, if you want to rent a car, you must be taken to the rental car center via the lower level with a rental car shuttle bus. This short journey takes 10 minutes. There are also DFW airport arrivals every 10 to 15 minutes.
- There are many taxi companies available at all terminals. There is also an assistance with taking a taxi between the hours of 8 am and 12 am.
- Of course, public transport is also an option to travel to the airport. Early DFW flight arrivals are available with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail service (3 am arrival and 4 am is the first departure). The train leaves at terminal A. You will therefore first have to travel to or from terminal A to the other terminals if your flight departs or arrives there. The TEXRail and TRE have comparable travel times and prices, but are slightly less flexible.
Dallas Fort Worth terminals
The airport has five terminals (and 1 satellite terminal) and seven runways for Dallas airport international arrivals. The terminals are connected by means of the DFW Skylink, an automated people mover. The Skylink stops twice per terminal and runs in a circuit, in both directions, past all terminals. The airport has two train / light rail stations, one for the train to Dallas and one for the train to Fort Worth. The train to Fort Worth departs from Terminal B and the train to Dallas departs from Terminal A.
A new terminal called Terminal F will open around 2025. This will yield about 24 extra gates.
- Terminal A is used by American Airlines for DFW domestic arrivals and the occasional Dallas international airport arrivals.
- Terminal B has the most gates with American Eagle as the largest user.
- Terminal C is used by American Airlines just like Terminal 1.
- Terminal D is for the international Dallas Airport arrivals used by more than 10 million people a year.
- Terminal E (plus satellite) is the most used by Delta Air Lines, US Airways and Spirit Airlines.
Some international options you can take:
- British Airways
- Air Canada
- Japan Airlines
- Lufthansa Korean Air have many arrivals at DFW Airport.
- American Airlines
- Envoy Air (American Eagle Airlines)
- Mesa Airlines (American Eagle and United Express)
- SkyWest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
Most popular destinations
One of the most popular routes through the pandemic is in the US itself anyway. Most DFW arrivals are from Los Angeles and Chicago-O-Hare. During this period in 2020 and 2021, most flights to Los Angeles, California will be operated by American, Delta and Spirit airlines. The top 10 list is completed with:
- Las Vegas
- Chicago O’Hare
- Phoenix Sky Harbor
- Fort Lauderdale
- Austin Bergstrom
Although many international Fort Worth arrivals have been cancelled, there are still decent flights to destinations around the world. International Dallas Fort Worth arrivals are mostly from Mexico City and London-Heathrow. Because it varies quite a bit during the pandemic, we give the most important destinations in just before that:
- Cancun (Mexico)
- Tokyo-Narita (Japan)
- San Jose del Cabo (Mexico)
- Toronto-Pearson (Canada)
- Frankfurt (Germany)
- Seoul Incheon (South Korea)
- Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
- Vancouver (Canada)
- Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
- Doha Qatar
There are really countless options in terms of hotels. However, there are a few at the airport that are very convenient and good. These are the Grand Hyatt (Terminal D) and Hyatt Regency (Terminal C). Another hotel which is very different located at Car Rental Center. This is the Hyatt Place. Then you can also take a more simple stay at the airport. These are the so-called minute suites. A quick nap or quiet work where there is a desk, sofa bed, TV and shower. They can be found at Terminal A & D (A38, D23).