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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

The biggest airport in Texas is outside of Dallas. It’s the world’s fourth-busiest airport, handling 57 million passengers annually. Dallas is the main air hub for American Airlines, who services most of the flights here. International carriers include Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Emirates, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, and TACA. Most US carriers operate here, including Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United, US Airways, and Virgin America. The busiest domestic route is Los Angeles, followed by Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and San Francisco, while the main international route runs to Cancun, followed by London-Heathrow, Mexico City, and Tokyo.

There are five terminals at Dallas International, with Terminal D the international terminal and American Airlines dominating terminals A, B, and C. With more than 120 eateries and 100 shops in the airport, travelers have plenty of amenities to pass the time. Wi-Fi internet covers the airport, while nine airlines run VIP lounges. Other services include spa treatments, business centers, and banking facilities. The Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt Regency hotels are both located directly at the terminal.

Transportation from Dallas International is provided by taxis, limos, shared shuttles, and courtesy vans from area hotels. Ten major car hire companies have offices at the airport, while public transport options include the Trinity Railway Express and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit buses. The airport is located right off Interstate 635 and State Highway 183 for easy driving anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

The second main airport in Texas is located 23 miles north of downtown Houston. Each year more than 40 million passengers fly in and out of Houston’s airport, mainly on United Airlines which operates 800 daily departures alone. Other domestic carriers include Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, and US Airways. The main domestic route runs to Los Angeles, followed by Chicago, Denver, Newark, San Francisco, and Dallas. International carriers at Houston’s airport include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. Mexico City is the busiest international destination, followed by Cancun, and London-Heathrow.

Houston’s airport has five terminals that offer more than 50 eateries, dozens of shops, Wi-Fi internet service, banking facilities, and eight traveler information kiosks with multilingual staff. Ground transportation is provided by taxis, limos, SuperShuttle shared shuttles, complimentary hotel vans, and public bus service. Interstate 45 is right next to the airport for easy driving connections around the greater Houston region.

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