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Central Texas Airport’s Potential Community Impact

August 27, 2010

AIRPORTS & COMMUNITY IMPACTS

Airports represent one of the largest economic development generators in our nation.  Corporate and private air travel is critical for business transactions worldwide and efficient functioning of many aspects of the economy.  Businesses, industry, communities, hospitals, and other uses compete to locate near airports. This fact is evident in the following two Texas airport examples.  Both airports were originally developed in remote unpopulated areas.  As the photos indicate, high-dollar value commercial and residential uses and public facilities elected to locate around them, despite the fact that each airport ranks among the busiest airports in the nation, in their respective classification.

GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT

Addison Airport is a public airport located in Addison, Texas in Dallas County, nine miles north of the Dallas central business district.  The airport was established in 1954 and was purchased by the town of Addison in 1976.  It is the busiest general aviation airport in Texas and among the five busiest in the United States.

COMMERCIAL PASSENGER & AIR CARGO AIRPORT

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements.  In terms of land area, at 18,076 acres,  it is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, behind Denver International, and the fourth largest in the world.  In 2006, it was named the “Best Cargo Airport in the World”.  The airport lies within the incorporated cities of Coppell, Euless, Grapevine, Irving, and it serves 138 domestic and 38 international destinations.

For more information please view:
Facilities Near Addison & Dallas Fort Worth Airports.pdf
Addison Airport Google Map
DFW Airport Google Map

Posted by Stephen Carpenter at 3:52 PM
Filed in: Central Texas Airport, News

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