It Pays to Fly DFW International Airport

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powerful financial incentives for airlines to bring more international,
domestic and cargo service to DFW, the Airport’s Carrier Support Program
was boosted to $800,000 from $125,000 for the next 16 months. The DFW
International Airport Board took the aggressive action today to give
airlines even more business reasons to fly in and out of DFW while
bringing millions of dollars in economic impact to North Texas. DFW
already has the attractive draw of a cost-competitive, well-managed
airport, with the new two-million square foot International Terminal D
scheduled to open in 2005.
“New international routes to and from DFW are a great benefit to the North
Texas economy,” says Joe Lopano, Executive Vice President of Marketing and
Revenue Management at DFW. “We want to further enhance our strong domestic
route structure, cargo service, and growing international network, and the
board’s action will certainly help us in our efforts to attract more air
service to DFW.”

DFW’s Carrier Support Program allows the Airport to reimburse airlines for
cooperative marketing and advertising costs associated with beginning new
service at the Airport. Under the enhanced program, an airline adding a
new international wide body flight to DFW can be reimbursed up to
$250,000, up from the previous amount of $100,000. The flight must operate
at least three times weekly. Carriers adding new service to DFW’s 25 top
domestic markets will now be eligible for $50,000.

“The start-up phase of a new route is critical for both the airline and
the Airport and these funds can certainly boost an airline’s awareness in
the market and help increase revenues,” says Lopano. “It also demonstrates
DFW’s business strategy to work with our new and existing airline partners
to assure their new flights are a solid success.”

The program is open to all DFW existing carriers and prospective airlines,
and its past success continues to pay international dividends and economic
benefits for the region. A DFW economic impact study showed that new
international daily service can generate up to $250-million in annual
economic benefits to the region.

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW
International Airport is the world’s third busiest, serving 57 million
passengers a year. Offering nearly 2,000 flights daily, DFW Airport
provides nonstop service to 136 domestic and 32 international destinations
worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking
availability or further details regarding the many services provided at
DFW International Airport log on to http://www.dfwairport.com/ .
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