|Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 49):|
Don't be fooled, DFW is also a huuuuuge energy center.
Not as much as IAH, but still far more so than most.
In fact, the largest of all the energy companies (ExxonMobil) is based in DFW, not IAH
....as are EFH, ETE, and Atmos Energy-- all of them being Fortune500 energy companies.
True, but XOM has less than 1,000 employees in that area, IIRC. It's basically corporate and nothing else in Las Colinas.
DFW does have some energy activity, but it's minor in scale when compared to IAH, both in terms of proportion of the area's economy and how it may affect air travel.
If DFW loses the EK A380, it will be moreso due to increased competition (which also hurt yields at IAH) rather than energy-related reasons.