The FAA has completed a redesign of airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the North Texas Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: Addison (ADS), Fort Worth Alliance (AFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), Denton Municipal (DTO), Fort Worth Meacham International (FTW), Arlington Municipal (GKY), and McKinney National Airport (TKI). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the North Texas Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA — North Texas Metroplex Design Team

$7.5 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

2.6 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

22.4 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

These are annual benefits expected to accrue upon completion of the NextGen near-term procedural improvements implemented by the FAA's Metroplex program. They are based on the FAA's preliminary assessment of proposed airspace improvements compared to operations in a year before any improvements were made. The value of the projected fuel savings is based on a $2.85 per gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.

North Texas Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY15)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

View as: Chart Table

Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Military
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY15)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,135 1,837 51 4,023
2010 2,160 1,547 54 3,761
2011 2,172 1,667 61 3,900
2012 2,170 1,648 56 3,874
2013 2,259 1,709 57 4,025
2014 2,241 1,753 52 4,046
2015 2,359 1,925 47 4,331

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY15)

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

View as: Chart Table

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY15)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Scheduled Flights 1,984 2,003 2,013 1,978 1,898 2,080 2,194

Download Data as PDF