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Located across two counties due to its size, Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport (DFW) is the largest hub for American
Airlines and tenth busiest airport by passenger number.
DFW’s cargo operations serve 22 major cargo hubs throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. DFW
handles 54 per cent of the air cargo from Texas, generating
more than $20 billion and accounting for nearly 55 per cent of
the airport’s total annual regional economic impact. As
American Airlines’ largest hub,
DFW handles 54 per
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The airport opened its cold
flights each day.
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DFW Airport has modern, efficient, high-throughput
cargo facilities with cargo ramps capable of supporting
multiple Group 6 freighter operations 24-hours a day. DFW
also has a state-of-the-art perishable and pharma facility
to support handling of large quantities of temperature
controlled commodities. In addition, DFW Airport boasts
more than five million square feet of warehouse space to
support freight forwarder and e-commerce operations.
We are in process of updating our DFW Cargo Master Plan
that will provide for a variety of long-term updates to
ture-sensitive products. Since then, the airside cold chain facility experienced a 20 per cent increase in pharma shipments.
DFW is also the first airport in North America to have both an
IATA CEIV Pharma community and a cloud-based air cargo
community system, which enables collaborative data sharing
of cargo shipments across all stakeholders in the supply chain.
DFW was awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification in March 2019.
The airport teamed up with its four community members as