Friday, 29 April 2016
The rapidly-growing metropolitan area of Dallas and Fort Worth is served by two airports. Love Field, the city’s first airport, began as a military airfield during the First World War, and now serves domestic flights. It is located 6 miles (10 km) from downtown Dallas. As airplanes grew in size and number, Love Field became congested and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was opened in 1973 and is 21 miles (34 km) from the city. It is the second largest airport in the United States and handles international traffic.