Dallas Fort Worth Airport contributes $37bn to Texan economy

13 October 2015 (Last Updated October 13th, 2015 18:30)

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport benefits North Texas region with over $37bn in annual economic impact.

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Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport benefits North Texas region with over $37bn in annual economic impact.

According to a study by the Perryman Group, DFW supports 228,000 jobs in the region with an associated payroll of $12.5bn annually.

DFW CEO Sean Donohue said: "Our economic impact can't be measured alone in jobs, it must also be measured in the economic impact it has on so many other businesses in our area including the success and growth of small, minority and women-owned businesses.

"At DFW International Airport, we are proud that we have played a part in helping the Dallas Fort Worth areas grow to one that is now home to 21 Fortune 500 companies, including American Airlines."

The airport currently operates airline services to 57 international destinations, with 17 of them bagged in the past five years.

It expects to attract some more new services from major international destinations.

Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price said: "While we have seen a tremendous expansion of international flights at DFW, we see a great opportunity as a region to win even more on the global stage.

"The ability to connect the DFW area to international commerce and tourism will keep our region strong and growing."

DFW has conducted over a dozen air service development missions in the last five years to endorse new air services while also supporting the existing service to places such as China, South America, the Middle East and Australia.

The ongoing $2.7bn Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is expected to contribute to the growth of the airport.

DFW is rolling out a new brand over the next three years.

The brand revamp includes employee attire, Skylink trains, transportation vehicles, signage and redesigned website and social media platforms.


Image: DFW International Airport's terminal B. Photo: courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.