Dallas Fort Worth Airport Departures DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Airport codes
IATA airport code: DFW
ICAO airport code: KDFW

Address: 2400 Aviation Dr, DFW Airport, TX 75261, United States
Elevation: 610 ft
Phone: +1 972-973-3112
Website: dfwairport.com

DFW Departures today

Discover Dallas Fort Worth International Airport departures

The airport started in 1973 as a regional airport. The first Dallas airport departures took place in 1974 at the beginning of the year. Many flights were initially operated only in the US. Later, international flights were added. In the 1980’s, the airport was also named International Airport. There is plenty to do and see at the airport. It could even be seen as a small town with a post office, restaurants, shops and a large hotel. Pre-pandemic, there were more than 70 million passengers traveling through DSW airport per year. In addition to the initial and final destination, the airport is also widely used as a hub. Fly from a small airport in the US to Dallas Fort Worth and then fly on to an international destination. International destinations go to Central and South America, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The airport is also important in the context of freight transport. The surface is almost 27 square miles, with 5 terminals and 7 runways present.

Top 10 busiest flight routes DSW
  1. LGA – New York LaGuardia
  2. LAX – Los Angeles
  3. ORD – Chicago O’Hare
  4. IAH – Houston George Bush
  5. ATL – Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson
  6. LAS – Las Vegas Harry Reid
  7. DEN – Denver
  8. MCO – Orlando
  9. AUS – Austin Bergstrom
  10. MIA – Miami
Ground transportation Dallas Fort Worth Airport

The airport is located 24 miles from the city of Fort Worth and 20 miles from Dallas. You can easily get there by car. Check in advance from which terminal the Fort Worth departures of your airline departs and have you taken away by car. There is a curbside drop-off area where you can stand for a while. When picking up passengers, you can first wait at a cell lot before you drive to the terminal. You can do this after people walk away from a baggage claim.

  • You can also be taken away with Uber or Taxi service and then you are also directly in front of the terminal.
  • You can also travel by public transport. There are several options by train. DART rail service has the most generous times and is convenient for early Dallas Fort Worth departures. Other options are with the TRE and TEXRail.
  • There are six terminals, which are connected by the Skylink, a so-called “people mover” that zooms back and forth between the terminals at almost 40 miles per hour.
  • Rental car: There is a Rental Car Center south of the terminals. A dozen car rental agencies are located there. It is an easy way to rent and return a rental car. The address is: 2424 E. 38th Street. For departing passengers who return a rental car, they can then be taken to one of the terminals with the Rental Car Shuttle. This service is 24/7. There are departures every 15 minutes. Some of the car rental agencies are Advantage, Avis, Enterprise, National and Payless.
Dallas international airport departures terminal and parking map

Dallas-Fort-Worth-Departures-DFW parking map

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is huge and is usually abbreviated to DFW Airport. There are two Cell Phone Lot locations at the airport. These are South and North. Check the map for the location. South Cell Phone Lot is on Rental Car Dr while North Cell Phone Lot is located north of the terminal between International Pkwy roads.

Remote South parking is located at S Airfield Dr. near Car Rental Center. This is one of the cheapest way to park. There is a bus service to the terminal from this car park. It is a good way for long term parking.

Express parking: both above Terminal B (Express North) and below Terminal D (Express South, also opposite Terminal E), these parking areas are located. Park for a daily rate of $18. You will be taken to the terminal by a shuttle bus.

Terminal parking: park closest to the terminal. You can quickly and easily enter the terminal after parking.

Dallas airport international departures terminals

There are five main terminals for all DFW Airport departures as well as 1 satellite terminal.

  • Terminal A is fully used by American Airlines, both domestic and DFW international departures.
  • Terminal B is the largest terminal and is used by American Eagle (American Airlines) for all short and medium haul flights.
  • Terminal C handles all Fort Worth departures only domestic flights for American Airlines.
  • Terminal D is an international terminal where many different airlines can be found such as British Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Emirates and a few more.
  • Terminal E is a large terminal that is used for other American airlines such as Delta Air Lines, United, Spirit, Sun Country, Frontier.

Terminal D handles international flights:


Domestic and international routes Dallas Fort Worth airport

Most international DFW flight departures are going to the following airports:

More than 700,000 passengers use the route to / from London every year. The list is completed with routes to Tokyo (Japan Airlines), Frankfurt (Lufthansa) and Seoul (Korean Air).

The major DFW domestic departures are to Los Angeles are mentioned in the top 10 above. There are many other domestic routes as well. Some of these are Phoenix, Charlotte, Seattle, San Francisco, and many more.

Popular airlines

The airline with the largest market share is American Airlines with almost 70 percent. In place with 9 percent is Envoy Air which operates flights for AA and in place 3 is Mesa Airlines with 3,957,000 passengers (7.63%) annually. In total, there have been more than 75 million Dallas Airport departures and arrivals in 2019. Due to the corona, this has dropped significantly in 2020 and 2021 and it will likely be years before passenger numbers recover.


There are two hotels ago at the terminals. Grand Hyatt DFW is at Terminal D. It is easy to reach by car as well as public transport. The other hotel is Hyatt Regency. Its location is at Terminal C. Then there is also a Hyatt Place DFW hotel at the Rental Car Facility. The minute suites are also in Terminal D. These are simple rooms but fully equipped.