Dallas Fort Worth airport sees 45% decline in passengers during March

(Courtesy Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)
(Courtesy Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)

(Courtesy Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)

The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport saw steep declines in the number of passengers passing through its doors this spring.

March saw a decrease of 45.5% in year-over-year passenger numbers, according to the most recent data made available from the DFW Airport. Overall, flight operations have been reduced more than 65%, according to a news release.


This has resulted in the airport undergoing maintenance and rehabilitation projects during the downtime. For example, the airport closed the northern 2,000 feet of Runway 17R/35L from May 10-25 during night operations.

The move to close the runway was to allow for the addition of Federal Aviation Administration approach lights.

See the trends in passengers traveling through the DFW Airport below.