The world's fourth busiest airport, second largest in the United States, largest airport in Texas, the mega-hub for American Airlines and not to mention UPS, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport is a testament of how fast the aviation world can grow within a short period of time. This aviation city in itself is spanned across four areas in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area: Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, and Irving. If this isn't enough, because of its location in the deep midwest, weather poses a challenge especially the spring and summer months for pilots, crew, and passengers alike.
Before it's time, both Dallas and Fort Worth were looking to build airports however, the twin cities did not want to join forces. As a result, both Dallas-Love Field and Meacham Field came into existence. During World War II, both American Airlines and Braniff Airways wanted to strike a deal with the city of Arlington, TX, but still the twin cities did not want to jet with this idea. It wasn't until after the war, that Ft. Worth took over the joint plot and named it Amon Carter Field, to which all of the flights going in and out of Ft. Worth-Meachem Field were transferred into this new location in 1953.
Dallas-Love Field was becoming congested beyond means and in 1961 the FAA was extremely reluctant at the seems to invest funds for two separate Dallas and Ft. Worth airports. The federal order came in 1974 that the two cities had to pick a site for this megaplex to be born and history was written.
Yesterday, this final product, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport celebrated its 40th birthday and as a result, we welcome this aviation megaplex as our
January 14th, 2014
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