Gulf Carrier Impact:
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
The Dallas-Fort Worth market is served by all three Gulf carriers and is a major hub for American Airlines, which means that the region is well served by four major airlines on international routes.
After connecting Dallas to the Middle East, Emirates added even more international flight options by introducing the Airbus A380 to accommodate more customers. The success of and demand for the Dallas-Dubai route called for an increase in capacity of over 80%.
In 2016, Etihad Airways began operating out of Dallas-Fort Worth. After unprecedented success, they expanded to daily service in 2017 to meet both passenger and cargo demands. Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport, stated: “This move shows the strength of the North Texas market for international business and leisure travel, and further demonstrates that a great amount of global business flows through DFW.”
With each additional international flight, an estimated $250 million is added annually to the DFW economy.
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