DFW area airports receive more than $350M in federal emergency funds

DFW Airport headquarters

CityAirport NameAirport CodeAward Amount
ArlingtonArlington MunicipalGKY$69,000.00
CleburneCleburne RegionalCPT$69,000.00
CorsicanaC David Campbell Field-Corsicana MunicipalCRS$30,000.00
DallasDallas CBD Vertiport49T$1,000.00
DallasDallas ExecutiveRBD$69,000.00
DallasDallas Love FieldDAL$53,813,334.00
DecaturDecatur MunicipalLUD$30,000.00
DentonDenton EnterpriseDTO$157,000.00
EnnisEnnis MunicipalF41$20,000.00
Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth InternationalDFW$299,199,046.00
Fort WorthFort Worth AllianceAFW$157,000.00
Fort WorthFort Worth Meacham InternationalFTW$157,000.00
Fort WorthFort Worth SpinksFWS$69,000.00
GarlandGarland/DFW HeloplexT57$20,000.00
GranburyGranbury RegionalGDJ$30,000.00
Grand PrairieGrand Prairie MunicipalGPM$69,000.00
LancasterLancaster RegionalLNC$69,000.00
McKinneyMcKinney NationalTKI$157,000.00
MesquiteMesquite MetroHQZ$69,000.00
MidlothianMid-Way RegionalJWY$30,000.00
RockwallRalph M Hall/Rockwall MunicipalF46$30,000.00
TerrellTerrell MunicipalTRL$30,000.00

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is about to receive almost $300 million in federal funds as part of a $10 billion emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DFW Airport is joined by a slew of other North Texas airports, which is being awarded a total of $354,501,380 by the federal government. The funding was appropriated by U.S. Congress last month after passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security [CARES] Act.

Airports, across the nation and locally, continue to navigate a challenging period characterized by declining numbers of tourists as travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders are put into effect.

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The funds are being distributed to airports to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

More than 5 million passengers had traveled through DFW Airport in January. However, passenger and travel plans dwindled as the coronavirus pandemic intensified.

In a virtual meeting of DFW Airport’s board on April 9, the airport announced that it plans to reduce the operational budget by $75 million. DFW Airport CEO Sean Donohue estimated the airport could lose about $225 million in revenue in the next six months.

DFW Airport may also temporarily suspend construction on the new Terminal F, a $3 billion project in partnership with Fort Worth-based American Airlines.

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“As Texas reels from the economic destruction caused by the coronavirus outbreak, it’s important our airports have the resources they need to weather the storm,” Sen. John Cornyn said in a press release announcing the federal grants. “I commend both the Trump Administration and leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who worked to secure these funds during this trying time.”

Dallas Love Field Airport is receiving $53 million as federal grant.