DFW Airport receives funding commitment of USD 180m from DOT for airport improvement

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has announced it has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committing up to USD 180 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funding for two end-around taxiway systems, the company said.

US Secretary of Transportation said this investment in two new taxiways at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will help ensure more efficient movement of travelers and commercial goods through the fourth busiest airport in the US.

The next phase of the end-around taxiways is already under construction on DFW´s northeast quadrant, with completion anticipated by 2021. DFW Airport´s southwest quadrant taxiway is expected to be built by 2023. The federal funding included in the Letter of Intent could cover up to half of the overall cost of the next two phases.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport welcomes more than 67 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 176 domestic and 57 international nonstop destinations worldwide.