DFW Airport Named 2019 Global Airport of the Year

DFW AIRPORT (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been recognized as the 2019 Airport of the Year by Air Transport World, the leading media brand serving the global airline and commercial air transport industry for more than 50 years.

The honor recognizes DFW’s innovation in providing a world-class customer experience, global leadership in sustainability, cost effective and efficient operations, excellent partnership with airlines, and collaboration with local communities to further develop the economic benefits of aviation in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as Air Transport World’s Global Airport of the Year, and it’s a credit to the nearly 2000 employees of DFW Airport, who continually go above and beyond to take care of customers, address the needs of stakeholders, and engage with our surrounding communities,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. “DFW is experiencing the fastest growth in more than a decade, and we see it as an opportunity to welcome the world to the Dallas Fort Worth region and advance the innovation and collaboration that deliver for our customers and make our communities stronger.”

For 45 years, the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards have recognized the best businesses and people in aviation. DFW joins an exclusive list of global gateway airports that have recently won Airport of the Year, including Hong Kong International Airport, London Heathrow and Singapore-Changi Airport.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport truly stood out for its innovation, operational excellence and focus on serving its customers—passengers and airlines,” said Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW. “DFW has invested in infrastructure and technology to improve its facilities, efficiencies and sustainability, all the time continuing its operations as a global mega-hub. DFW richly deserves to be recognized as the 2019 ATW Airport of the Year.”

In 2019, DFW anticipates serving an average of nearly 200,000 customers per day with new domestic and international destinations and nearly 1900 flights per day. In 2018, the Airport announced 28 new destinations, offering more domestic destinations than any other U.S. airport announced nine new international flights, doubling its European destinations and frequencies since 2015. It also completed a $2 billion renovation and renewal of three legacy terminals.

ATW will formally recognize DFW Airport and all award winners at a ceremony on March 26.

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