Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the main air gateway of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. It is located in the U.S. state of Texas and serves as the largest hub for American Airlines, a major airline in the United States. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, or simply DFW Airport, is also the largest airport in Texas as well as the second largest in all of the U.S. following Denver International Airport. Statistically speaking, DFW is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements and ranked ninth busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. As an international gateway, DFW is hailed the tenth busiest in the U.S. and second in Texas after George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. With a total area of 78 square kilometres the airport spans between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and covers portions of some other cities like Irving, Euless, Grapevine and Coppell.
What to see & do
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a large area that joins the Dallas and the Fort Worth areas. Together, these two regions in the state of Texas create a unique experience for every tourist that finds their ways wandering in the Metroplex. If you’re up for a great food trip experience, you should try dining at Addison, the self-proclaimed “Restaurant Capital of Texas”. And where would that bragging rights come from but from the many restaurants and dining area to choose from. Located in the Dallas area, Addison will surely have something for every palate type. In the Fort Worth Area, don’t miss your chance to visit the Texas Motorspeedway, the Cowtown BMX, and the Fort Worth Zoo. All of these famous Fort Worth destinations offer a unique brand of entertainment and tourist experience. From the mid-cities that lie in between the two regions, a stop to the Grand Prairie will be surely worth your time. Located right at the centre of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the place has something for everyone. From horse racing, outdoor recreation, to shopping, museums, and various restaurants, you will surely take home a great memory of the Texan way.
How to get around within Dallas
Public transit options within Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex include bus and light rail services in Dallas County and parts of Collin and Rockwall Counties, operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Denton County meanwhile is served by buses limited to Denton, Highland Village, and Lewisville, operated by Denton County Transportation Authority. The diesel commuter rail line A-train parallels I-35E to connect Denton, Highland Village, Lewisville, and Carrollton. Tarrant County, on the other hand, is served by buses operated by Fort Worth Transportation Authority which is only available in Fort Worth. Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is also connected to freeways and interstates.
How to get there
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is being served by thirty airlines; a collection of domestic and international flight services that fly regularly to the airport. Flying in from the neighbouring North American states, you can hop up on American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Texas Sky Airways, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, United Airways Express, and WestJet. The airport is also easily accessible from various continents and countries like Mexico, Albuquerque, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Korea, Frankfurt, Australia, Qatar, Canada, and Guadalajara. As of the 2014 records, the busiest domestic air routes of the airport are Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Austin, and San Antonio. Internationally, the airport’s busiest air routes in 2013 are the ones that connected the DFW to London, Cancun, Mexico, Japan, Germany, Los Cabos, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Dubai, France, and Spain.