Southwest Airlines Expansion to DFW Airport

Southwest Airlines Expansion to DFW Airport

Southwest Airlines is looking to expand to DFW as the Wright Amendment is about to expire according to a Dallas Morning News article from July 21. They say,

“A critical restriction on Dallas-based Southwest Airlines’ expansion in North Texas is set to go away, raising questions and anticipation about the airline’s next move.

Southwest Airlines and Dallas Love Field are approaching another pivotal moment in their long and complicated history as another ghost of the Wright Amendment fades away.

Starting in 2025, Southwest Airlines can expand to any airport in the region without giving up coveted space at capacity-restricted Dallas Love Field — an airport where contentious lawsuits determine how many planes can land and take off.”

Officials from Dallas conducted a study which includes the expansion of Dallas Love Field Airport according to a NBC-DFW news article which reports, 

“Dallas Airport officials commissioned an economic impact study that includes the suggestion of expanding Dallas Love Field Airport. 

The study was presented Tuesday to the Dallas City Council Transportation Committee.

It comes as a surprise to Love Field neighbors who recall years of controversy about noise and traffic at the Dallas airport.

“As much as we are a city for business, we’re also a city for people to live in peace,” Council Member Cara Mendelsohn.”

City officials are yet to discuss further details about the expansion and the ongoing controversy as the issue involves both public interest and private companies.