The Dallas Region’s portal to world travel continues to expand at DFW International Airport.
Over the past few years, as Dallas Business Journal’s Bill Hethcock reports, the airport has added flights to destinations such as Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Mexico City and South Korea. More than 30 international flights and five foreign air carriers have been added at DFW since 2012, drastically expanding options for business and vacation travelers.
“The team at DFW International Airport has worked hard to make the airport an enticing environment for adding destinations and carriers to North Texas, and these efforts are paying off,” said Sarah Carabias-Rush, Vice President of Economic Development at the Dallas Regional Chamber. She noted that the airport is continuing to work toward expanding service to Europe, including direct flights to Berlin, Dublin, Helsinki and Munich. Other destinations on the airport’s wish list include Johannesburg, Nagoya and Nairobi.
John Ackerman, Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Development for DFW International Airport, said increased flights create a ripple effect across the Dallas Region’s economy.
“When Dallas Fort Worth International Airport launches a new destination, it creates a large economic benefit for the entire region, and we are very proud of this impact,” he said. “One wide-body daily flight adds an estimated $200 million annually to the regional economy. Besides bringing in visitors who spend money on shopping, dining, and other activities, new routes support jobs in our communities. The airport as a whole supports 228,000 jobs in the region. We get really excited about new routes, because they bring more choices to our customers.”
DFW International Airport has service to more than 220 destinations, including 56 international and 167 domestic locations.
The DRC partners with DFW International Airport for trade missions, which are key in building relationships that expand air travel options. Over the past 12 months, the DRC has led delegations representing both Dallas and Fort Worth to Tokyo, Hong Kong, and other Eastern destinations; as well as June trip to Quebec and Montreal in Canada.
These international missions fit within the DRC’s strategic priority of raising the region’s international profile.
The DRC is now firming up plans for its next international business mission, this time to China and South Korea. To learn more, contact Melissa Maguire.
Upcoming International Events
DRC partners are hosting exciting opportunities related to international business.
Fall Kick-Off Cocktail
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00PM
Boulevardier, 410 North Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
*Reception co-sponsored by the French American and German American Chambers of Commerce
GDAACC Trade Mission to Hong Kong
September 9-13, 2017
Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to organize a trade mission to Hong Kong September 9-13, 2017. To learn more, click here.
Wallonia Export and Investment Agency (AWEX) Seminar
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 8:00 – 10:00AM
Jones Day, 2727 North Harwood Street, Dallas 75201
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