Airports & Airport Operation
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
DFW has a total area of 17,207 acres (69.63 km2), making it the largest airport in Texas and the second largest in the United States (behind Denver International Airport). It is the third busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements, and the ninth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. It is the tenth busiest international gateway in the United States and second busiest in Texas (behind Houston Intercontinental).
DFW is located in the cities of Irving, Euless, Grapevine, and Coppell, between the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. It has its own post office ZIP code and United States Postal Service city designation (''DFW Airport, TX''), as well as its own police, fire protection, and emergency medical services. The members of the airport's board of directors are appointed by the ''owner cities'' of Dallas and Fort Worth, with a non-voting member chosen from the airport's four neighboring cities on a rotating basis.
As of October 2014, DFW Airport has service to a total of 202 destinations, including 55 international and 147 domestic destinations with the U.S. In surpassing 200+ total destinations, DFW joined a select group of airports worldwide with that distinction, including Frankfurt Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Munich Airport, and Dubai International Airport.