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DFW International Airport Re-Opens 1-Hour Parking As Threat Level Moves Down To Yellow

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas (May 30, 2002) — The Transportation Security Administration has notified DFW Airport that it may re-open its 1,200 one-hour parking places near all four terminals and cease vehicle inspections. The Homeland Security Department has lowered the terrorist threat level from Orange to Yellow, prompting the move.

Airport workers will be removing barricades around the one-hour parking areas today.

Vehicle inspections are also being discontinued, however, vehicles are still subject to search as deemed appropriate by DFW Department of Public Safety. DFW DPS and staff have been visually inspecting nearly 35,000 vehicles per day since Level Orange was declared.

"While the step down to level yellow is good news, DFW continues the high level of security that we provide our passengers and visitors every day," says Alvy Dodson, director of public safety at DFW Airport.

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 2,000 flights per day and serving 53 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 132 domestic and 31 international destinations worldwide.

Editor's Notes: This release, and past news releases issued by DFW International Airport, are available online at www.dfwairport.com in the “MediaSite” section.

For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com. To arrange interviews contact DFW Public Affairs at 972 574 NEWS (6397) or Ken Capps, APR, Vice President Public Affairs, kcapps@dfwairport.com