Believe me, DFW will not and does not have a problem expanding.
DTWORD! Fan, your case that growth is one of the few siginifant statistics that determine the size of an airports operations wouldn't be a factor for many airports without room to grow!
I bet LHR wishes it had 50sq miles of land to grow and develop.
How large is DFW Airport?
The Airport covers more than 29.8 square miles; real property consists of 18,076 acres (7,318 hectares). The Airport is situated in the cities of Euless, Grapevine, Irving, and Coppell. DFW Airport is the second largest in the United States and third largest in the world.
How many runways does DFW Airport have?
DFW has seven runways, including five north-south parallel runways and two diagonal runways:
Runway 17L/35R 8,500 x 150 feet
Runway 17C/35C 11,400 x 150 feet
Runway 17R/35L 13,400 x 200 feet
Runway 18L/36R 11,400 x 200 feet
Runway 18R/36L 11,400 x 150 feet
Runway 13L/31R 9,000 x 200 feet
Runway 13R/31L 9,300 x 150 feet
Over the next three years, DFW’s 11,400 foot runways will be extended to 13,400 feet. An eighth 9,560 foot runway is planned for the near future.
What major facilities does DFW Airport have?
The Airport has 127 aircraft boarding gates located within four terminals.
Customs and Immigration facilities for international passenger arrivals are provided in three separate terminals.
Two separate cargo areas serve the airport.
The Hyatt Regency DFW, one of the world’s largest airport hotels, has 1,400 rooms and includes the popular Hyatt Bear Creek Resort and golf course.
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