Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and is the busiest airport in the U.S. state of Texas. In terms of aircraft movements, it is the third busiest airport in the world. In terms of passenger traffic, it is the sixth busiest airport in the world transporting 59,064,360 passengers in 2005. In terms of land area, at 18,076 acres, it is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, and fourth largest in the world. It is the nation’s tenth busiest international gateway, behind Honolulu International Airport. The airport was recently named as “The Best Cargo Airport in the World” according to the second edition of a survey.
The airport serves 129 domestic destinations and 36 international, and is the largest and main hub for American Airlines (800 daily departures), and also the largest hub for American Eagle. Eighty four percent of all flights at Dallas/Fort Worth are operated by American Airlines. Delta Air Lines closed its Dallas/Fort Worth hub in February 2005 in an effort to cut costs. The airline shrank operations from 256 daily nonstop flights to 21.