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Airport Overview

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport services the greater metropolitan areas of Dallas & Fort Worth and it is the largest airport in Texas, encompassing an area almost 30 square miles. DFW Airport is nearly 20 miles from downtown Dallas, and 24 miles from downtown Fort Worth.

Dominated by American Airlines, Dallas airport DFW is the 15th busiest airport in the world.  With 7 runways serving over 60 million passengers annually, Dallas International is served by a host of major domestic and foreign airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Dallas Airport aims to be the 'World's Healthiest Airport' - whereby its concessionaires participate in offering daily at least one dietary choice.

More detailed information about DFW can be found below.

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Airport Stats & Facts

  • The area Dallas Fort Worth airport uses is larger than Manhattan!
  • A fully functioning emergency room opened in 2018.
  • Over 250 international and domestic destinations are served by Dallas airport.
  • Dallas Fort Worth airport is the 8th busiest airport in the United States.
  • DFW airport is ranked #3 in overall passenger satisfaction in the US. 


  • 2019 Airport of the Year.
  • 2016 - EPA Climate Leadership Award.
  • Worldwide Honor of best Excellence in Customer Service.
  • Achieved EPA Climate Leadership Award.
  • 1st North American Airport to become Carbon Neutral.
  • Best Airport Staff Service in North America.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Airport peak hours are between 6am & 1pm and between 5pm & 8pm. Peak travel days are Mondays & Sundays.
  • Arrive 2 hours before a domestic flight departure and 3 hours before an international flight departure to account for TSA security wait times and any possible flight delays.
  • Take a few minutes to look at the DFW Airport map before heading to the airport for a flight.
  • Passenger Pickup and Drop-off: the airport has implemented full enforcement of all loading / unloading zones. Travelers are not permitted to idle in vehicles while waiting for passengers. To facilitate a smooth flow of pickup-drop off, there is free parking available at the DFW terminal parking garages. A cellphone lot located outside the north terminal allows drivers to wait until their passengers have reached the curb. 

Flight Status

Airport Terminals

Dallas airport DFW has five terminals. A, B and C terminals are for domestic flights and terminals D and E are for international flights. All terminals are interconnected inside security.  The airport terminals host 171 boarding gates.  

  • Terminal A has boarding gates A6-A39, where American Airlines is exclusively served.
  • Terminal B has 49 gates. American Eagle is served by B terminal.
  • Terminal C  has boarding gates C2- C39, and serves American Airlines.
  • Terminal D hosts international flights via boarding gates D5- D40.
  • Terminal E serves international flights and it has boarding gates E2 -E38. 

Airlines Served

DFW airport serves over 40 airlines including American, Alaska, Delta, United, and many more airlines.

  • American Airlines has flights from all 5 terminals A, B, C, D and E.
  • Approximately 85% of passengers traveling thru the airport are flying on American airlines flights.
  • To find which airlines are served by each terminal, see the list of airlines served at DFW Airport.

Airport Parking

Short-term and Long-term Parking: Parking at DFW Airport is available onsite. The public airport parking facilities have about 40,000 parking spaces. Monthly parking programs and handicap accessible parking are also available through the airport. Parking prices depend upon closeness to the terminals and level of service.

Off-site Parking: Many parking lots offer affordable off-site parking near the Dallas DFW Airport. Most of the off-site parking lots allow 24/7 access and also provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.

Ground Transport

Passengers arriving at the airport have multiple choices for reaching their next destination.  At Dallas Airport, the transportation options are buses, local train, rent a car and many more.  Passengers can also book Uber and taxi services to ride at their destination.

Airport Car Rental:  Passengers can easily pick up a rental car at DFW Airport.  Hertz, Enterprise, National, and other well-known car rental providers offer airport travelers a large variety of vehicles to choose from. If you get any problem in car rental services, you can call on their toll free numbers.

Airport Shuttle: Private airport shuttle services are a convenient way to travel to and from the Airport.  With the help of the wide selection of available shuttle services, you can get a ride to almost any nearby location.
Buses & Trains:  If you have more time and you don’t want to waste money on private services, public transit is also an option. Dallas airport has direct rail links to both downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth. DART trains arrive at the airport regularly from 4AM to 1AM daily.  Passengers can also take the bus services at airport. 

Amenities & Services

Dallas Airport DFW provides many passengers amenities and services including:

  • Public Art Programs
  • Kids play areas
  • Restaurants, lounges and cafes
  • Hotel services to sleep inside the airport
  • Wine & gift shops
  • Retail stores
  • Fax and Photocopying
  • Foreign exchange desks and ATM services
  • Free Wi-Fi services

Contact Information

The Dallas-Fort International Airport is owned, maintained and operated by the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Address: 2400 Aviation Drive, Dallas, TX 75261, USA
Contact:  [email protected]
Phone: (972) 236 4968

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A Brief History Timeline - Dallas Fort Worth Airport

  • In January 13, 1974, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport became operational.
  • All terminals at the airport were designed by Obata, Hellmuth, and Brodsky and Kassabaum, Hopf & Adler.
  • The first commercial American Airline flight 341 was flown from New York to Dallas via Memphis in 1973.
  • $68 million was spent on seventeen thousand acres to build the airport.
  • In 1989, the airport authority embarked on a terminal reconstruction project.
  • Founders' Plaza Park, an observation devoted to the founders of the airport was opened in 1995.
  • In 2019, a new Dallas airport terminal F was commissioned, targeted for completion in early 2030’s.

Traveler Help

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how do i find terminal E

Asked by [email protected] - Thu, 5 January

To find Terminal E at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), you can use the airport's terminal maps, which are available on the airport's website or in the terminal. Terminal E is located on the north side of the airport and is used by many domestic and international airlines.

You can also ask airport staff for directions to Terminal E or follow the signs throughout the airport. If you are driving to the airport, you can enter "Terminal E" into your GPS or mapping app for turn-by-turn directions to the terminal.

Once you arrive at Terminal E, you can look for the signs directing you to the check-in area or the gate for your flight. You can also use the airport's terminal maps or ask airport staff for assistance if you need help finding your way around the terminal.

Does a passenger on Alaska Airlines have to change terminals for a connecting flight on American Airlines?

Asked by JIM - Thu, 5 January

It is possible that a passenger on Alaska Airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) may need to change terminals for a connecting flight on American Airlines, depending on the specific flights and terminals involved.

DFW has five terminals (A, B, C, D, and E) and some airlines use multiple terminals. Alaska Airlines and American Airlines both operate out of Terminal D at DFW, but it is possible that a passenger may need to change terminals for a connecting flight if their flights are on different airlines or are departing from different terminals.

To determine whether you will need to change terminals for a connecting flight at DFW, you can check your flight itinerary or contact the airlines directly. You can also use the airport's terminal maps or ask airport staff for assistance if you need help finding your way around the airport.

Is there a Whataburger?

Asked by Bonnie - Tue, 25 October

There isn't a Whataburger located at this airport. 

Is there free transportation outside the terminal between terminals?

Asked by Mike - Mon, 3 October

The orange Terminal Link shuttle busses offer free transportation between terminals outside of the airport. 

We are flying into Terminal B-have to get our luggage then go to Terminal E is there a shuttle to get there

Asked by Neal Allread - Thu, 29 September

Skylink is the best way to travel between terminals. 

How to get from Terminal A to Terminal E

Asked by Sherrie - Wed, 28 September

The Skylink train is the best way to get from each terminal to the next. 

Is there a barber shop in DFW?

Asked by Cartha - Fri, 16 September

There is not a barber shop located at DFW. 

How do I get from Terminal A to Terminal D? I have 45 minutes between flights.

Asked by Lisa - Wed, 14 September

The Skylink Train is the best way to get from one Terminal to the other. 

How do I transfer from terminal A to terminal B?

Asked by Jatin - Thu, 1 September

Terminals A and B are right across from each other so will be an efficient transfer from one to the other. 

Is there a smoothie bowl store available at the airport?

Asked by Ken - Mon, 22 August

There is a Freshens Yogurt and Smoothie store located in Terminal C. 

Can you walk between Terminal B to Terminal A or do you have to take the train?

Asked by clarence - Sun, 21 August

You can walk, but it is recommended to either use the train or the van shuttle to get from one terminal to the next. 

Where is TSA pre check access in Terminal C?

Asked by David - Fri, 5 August

There is a TSA Precheck located at C20. 

How do you get from one terminal to the other?

Asked by Lynda Wardrip - Fri, 1 July

The Skylink rail train is the best way to get from one terminal to the other. 

Is there anywhere in the airport that I can buy an Apple laptop charger?

Asked by A Hutton - Wed, 22 June

There are iStore Boutique stores in Terminals A and D where you could purchase an Apple laptop charger.

How late are restaurants open at DFW international terminal?

Asked by Jen - Fri, 17 June

With around 15 different restaurant options per terminal at DFW, it is best to call ahead as they each have different hours that vary. You can take a look at the DFW map you can find the restaurants for each terminal along with a phone number to contact. 

Is there a park and wait lot for terminal E?

Asked by Kaycia Vansickle - Tue, 7 June

No, but there is a parking garage directly off of Terminal E. 

Do I need a Covid test to fly to Denver Colorado?

Asked by Madeline - Wed, 18 May

If you are flying domestically, no COVID test is needed. If you are flying in from an international location, check the current rules for both countries. 

How long does it take to walk from C21 to A8?

Asked by Elaine - Fri, 6 May

It will likely take you approximately 20 minutes. 

Lost and found?

Asked by Ingrid Shaw - Wed, 4 May

There are two Lost and Found areas for items lost in the airport, depending on where your item was left. The two are: American Airlines Lost and Found near gate C2 (past security) and the DFW Lost and Found located in the Terminal E baggage claim near E4 (pre security).

How do I get from terminal b, gate b15, to terminal d, gate d20?

Asked by rick tinsley - Tue, 26 April

To get from the two Terminals, walk past Gate D40 and follow the walkway around to the hallway between the 2 terminals. This is on the same level as departures and connects to the departures area of Terminal B with the lower gate numbers.

How to Contact American Airlines Baggage Office?

Asked by Randall - Wed, 13 April

Is there a local contact phone number I can call about a lost bag?

Asked by Christopher - Mon, 4 April

Unfortunately, no. You must contact your airline directly about lost luggage. Good luck!

Where Covid testing located?

Asked by Tim - Mon, 28 March

Collinson is running multiple COVID-19  testing facilities within the airport. They are located pre and post-security in Terminal D.

Is south express parking open?

Asked by Sharon wilcoxen - Sat, 19 March

Right now, on April 30th, the South Express Parking Lot is still closed. 

Where to park for Terminal C?

Asked by Cindy - Sat, 26 February

You can park in the Terminal C parking structure. Learn more about airport parking

How long does it take to go from Terminal A to C?

Asked by Psul - Fri, 25 February

Terminal A is approx.  24 minutes walking distance from Terminal C.

Where is American Airlines?

Asked by Sandra - Tue, 22 February

Terminal A is exclusively used by American Airlines

How long does it take to walk between terminal B and C?

Asked by Bradley C Willert - Mon, 21 February

It takes around 28 minutes on each side to walk between Terminal B and C.

Is there a smoking area?

Asked by Heena - Wed, 16 February

Outside of each terminal entrance, designated smoking areas are available. Inside any terminal, smoking is not permitted. 

I will be picking up a passenger arriving from Fort Myers Florida, where would I pick them up?

Asked by dee - Sat, 12 February

Doors to exit the terminal are located near baggage claim areas find out the baggage claim area. If you are at the airport to pick up a passenger then park in one of the one-hour parking spaces located on the first rows of Terminal Parking. Cell phone Parking lot is at the north end of the airport must be used by the family or friends picking up passengers. Until the passenger calls to say that they are ready for curbside pick-up, the lot allows free waiting of up to 2 hours.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport Q&A

Yes, Dallas Airport has the official name Dallas-Fort Worth international Airport.  So Dallas Ft Worth airport and DFW airport are the same airport. “DFW” is the airport code.
It is located 25 miles from Downtown Dallas.
DFW is the main hub for American Airlines.
Passengers are allowed to sleep in the DFW Airport.  There are hotels available inside the airport where you can easily relax.  Sleeping lounge areas are available in Terminal B, D, and E. We also recommend these awesome DFW layover ideas.
The best time to fly to Dallas is after New Years in January.  
You can fly to hundreds of destinations from Dallas Airport. Check out our direct flights listing to see where you can go non-stop!
Dallas Love Field is the closest airport to Dallas, followed by DFW Airport, then Waco Regional Airport.