Dallas DFW has grown strongly and welcomed many new airlines; 26 destinations added versus 2019


Dallas DFW is the world’s third-busiest airport by passenger traffic. It welcomed 81.8 million passengers in 2023; only Atlanta and Dubai had more. DFW’s traffic rose by a considerable 9% compared to the pre-pandemic 2019, which propelled it seven places up the rankings. It added 8.7 million passengers and remains among the world’s best-recovered major airports.

Among many other developments, it benefited from the arrival of Viva Aerobus (September 2020), Turkish Airlines (September 2021), Contour (October 2021), Denver Air Connection (November 2021), Finnair (March 2022) and Iberia (June 2022). Of incumbent carriers, Alaska Airlines and Frontier have grown especially strongly.

Dallas DFW passengers 2006-2023

DFW has welcomed its latest airline: Breeze

On 7 June 2024, DFW gained flights by Breeze. It has one route from Provo, Utah, a city situated about 72 kilometres south of Salt Lake City.

It is the first time the 1,540-kilometre airport pair has been served, with Breeze flying 2-weekly with the airline’s largest equipment, the 137-seat A220-300. Flights rise briefly in November/December. Provo is DFW’s third destination in Utah, alongside Salt Lake City and St. George.

Breeze will not have Provo-DFW to itself for long. On 7 October, American Eagle will begin a 2-daily operation, enabling passengers to connect to its considerable US and global network.

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Breeze DFW

Some 26 destinations have been gained since 2019

Cirium schedules information data indicates that DFW’s June-December 2024 network comprises 257 non-stop destinations. Comparing the same months in 2019 shows that the following destinations are now served, organised by the year of commencement.

  • 2024: Appleton, Barcelona, Brisbane, Provo, Redmond, Rio de Janeiro GIG, Tulum, Veracruz
  • 2023: Albany
  • 2022: Auckland, Chicago MDW, Fort Leonard Wood, Helsinki, Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2021: Burlington, Comayagua/Palmerola, Eugene, Idaho Falls, Istanbul, Manzanillo, Merida, Syracuse
  • 2020: Portland (Maine), Loreto, St Thomas, Tokyo HND

Appleton (Wisconsin) gained its first DFW flights on 5 June (American Eagle, daily). The most significant development is the 26 October start of Brisbane by American (daily). Queensland’s capital will again have DFW flights (and benefit from American and Qantas’ connectivity), but it will also be American’s longest non-stop route networkwide. However, it will ‘only’ be DFW’s third-longest service, after Melbourne and Sydney.


But 23 airports are no longer served

The following airports are no longer part of DFW’s non-stop route map. Kona is interesting. Its return on 27 October (daily) was announced in February 2024. However, it is not listed in Cirium and is not bookable. Therefore, it appears below.

  • 2023: Carlsbad, Del Rio, Oakland, Springfield (Illinois)
  • 2022: Kona, Lima, San Pedro Sula, Santo Domingo
  • 2021: Joplin, Tegucigalpa (replaced by Comayagua/Palmerola)
  • 2020: Beijing PEK, Cheyenne, Guayaquil, Hattiesburg, Hong Kong, Meridian, Quito, Sioux Falls, Victoria
  • 2019: Branson, Keflavik, Munich, St Kitts

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