Wednesday May 18, 2022

Emirates president Tim Clark talks about his airline and the decision to come to D/FW Airport

We had an opportunity to talk to Emirates Airline president Tim Clark on Wednesday about Emirates’ announcement that it’ll launch a daily flight between his home base of Dubai to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in February. We talked about why Emirates picked Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, where he thinks North Texas travelers will want to go […]

Emirates to fly to D/FW Airport, provide nonstop service to Middle East

Emirates Airline, a Dubai-based carrier, will launch nonstop service between Dubai and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Feb. 2, giving North Texas its first flights to the Middle East. The airline announced Wednesday that it will begin the D/FW flights on that date, followed by new service March 1 between Dubai and Seattle-Tacoma. “These new […]

Terminal E work is about to begin, D/FW Airport says

It’s not yet as disruptive as the Terminal A construction, but work is beginning on Terminal E at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, airport officials said Tuesday. Here’s the scope of work, as outlined by the airport: During Phase 1 of the Terminal E project, some curbside activities such as Terminal Link shuttle bus service and […]

D/FW Airport board praises staffers who rescue stranded parkers

[CREDIT: Photos by James Morgan for D/FW Airport] On Sunday, the Dallas Morning News published a story about the staff who patrol the parking lots at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and look for people with problems – dead batteries, flat tires, empty fuel tanks and the like. The story by staff writer David Flick reflected […]

American, American Eagle grow at D/FW Airport, but market share shrinks

Here’s an unusual factoid – American Airlines’ traffic was up in June at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, but its market share was down. According to airport figures released Thursday, American and American Eagle, its regional partner, carried 4,459,084 passengers at DFW in June 2011, up 1.8% versus June 2010. However, that market share dropped 1.3 […]

American Airlines Boeing 777 dumps fuel as it returns to D/FW Airport

A frequent contributor sent me this photo of the Boeing 777 that had to return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after pilots operating the airplane saw warnings that one of the engines had a fire. The airplane had just left the airport for its daily flight Sao Paulo, Brazil, before having to make a quick […]

KLM to suspend D/FW Airport service over the winter?

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines apparently is planning to suspend its nonstop service between its Amsterdam hub and Dallas/Fort Worth when the new winter schedules go into effect in late October 2011. We’ve asked KLM for confirmation. A local official promised to get back with me soon. A Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport official withheld comment until […]

American Eagle launches D/FW flights to Mexico

The best thing about new routes to Mexico is that they come  with music and dancing. That was certainly the case Thursday when American Eagle launched flights to Mazatlan and Morelia, Mexico. We had a couple of dancers twirling before and after the speeches. To the particulars, however. American Eagle will fly one round trip […]

Southwest Airlines plans to keep AirTran Airways flying at D/FW Airport until Nov. 21

Southwest Airlines has informed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that it plans to keep operating AirTran Airways at the airport until Nov. 21. That’s a lot later than Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief had wanted. In May, Moncrief had said that a month or two or three might be appropriate for Southwest to pull AirTran out […]

D/FW Airport begins six-year rebuilding

Officials at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had the news media out to its Terminal A on Wednesday to kick off the renovation of the airport’s four oldest terminals. Overnight, workmen erected a wall just north of the A17 baggage claim area outside security. Inside security, a long partition of movable barriers separates the gate areas […]