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Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – #4 Busiest Airport in US

Overview

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the fourth busiest airport in the United States, as well as the second largest airport in terms of area, and the largest airport in the state of Texas.

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In 2010, over 27 million passengers boarded flights from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, placing it about 2 million behind third place.
Appropriately Texas-sized (after all, everything is bigger in Texas!), the DFW airport has been described as its own city, complete with its own post office and zip code. Everything passengers can need and more can be found on the grounds of this airport.
Dallas/Fort Worth is the main and largest hub for American Airlines and American Eagle, its regional affiliate. American is the fourth largest airline in the world in terms of number of passengers, and four out of five of the terminals at DFW have American Airline flights. Delta Air Lines also had a hub at DFW until they closed it in 2005.
Many of the flights at Dallas/Fort Worth are headed to or from Mexico, so DFW has become a popular airport for for layovers, making connections on trips down to Mexico. The airport’s five terminals are arranged in a semicircle around the airport. Terminal D is designed for international flights. The DFW airport is currently undergoing renovations and renewal of its terminals.

Airport Services
Wi-Fi and Technology: PC world rated DFW the #1 tech friendly airport for its number of electrical outlets, USB ports, plethora of charging stations, work desks, and internet kiosks. DFW also has great Wi-Fi and cell phone coverage throughout the airport.
Shopping and Dining: Several local culinary specialties are available throughout the airport, like pulled-pork sandwiches and barbecue, so passengers can experience some southern flavors while they wait for their next flight. Duty-free shops from high-end retailers can be found in the international terminal, as well as a wide variety of other retailers for every need.
Extras: DFW features two airport hotels, both located in the International Terminal and accessed with Skylink. The on-airport hotels are the Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt Regency.
The Public Art Program serves to decorate the airport, commissioning more than 30 artists, both local and international to provide pieces from sculptures, paintings, and more to beautify the airport and provide passengers with interesting works of art to view.
Ground Transportation
Skylink is DFW’s new and improved Automated People Mover, which opened in April 2005. This new APM is designed to be faster and bi-directional, and is located within the security zone for convenience. Skylink is now the world’s largest high-speed airport train system, and has speeds up to 35 miles per hour.
Terminal link is a complimentary shuttle bus between terminals, located outside of security.
A few options are available for transport from the airport. Ten rental car companies have services at the airport, so travelers have easy access to cars, which can be very necessary in Texas.
Airporter is one shuttle that runs to and from the airport, while the Trinity Railway Express offers service to Dallas and Fort Worth. Dallas Area Rapid Transit offers bus service from DFW airport to downtown Dallas.