DFW International Airport Winter Weather Preparations Pay Off; Travel Continues As Ice Storm Hits North Texas
Passengers asked to check www.dfwairport.com for updated conditions, flight information
About 9 hours into the season’s first ice storm, DFW International Airport is reporting 140 cancellations out of 950 daily scheduled departures. There are no significant airline delays.
Airlines began de-icing at 6:00 AM and expect to continue through the evening hours and into Wednesday.
The FAA has advised there are no system wide delays that might impact DFW’s flight schedule further.
Departing flights are pushing back from their gates on time, where they proceed to deicing before taking off. DFW airlines are utilizing the Airport’s many deicing stations to ensure their flights are off to their final destinations as efficiently as possible.
“DFW is not alone in our battle with Mother Nature, as flights across the Midwest and East Coast continue to fight to reach their destinations,” said Ken Capps, vice president of Public Affairs for DFW.
We continue to work with our partners in aviation to ensure the safe departure and arrival of our flights. Passengers having to spend the night at DFW will be treated well with concessions and security checkpoints open late; diapers and formula will be distributed to those in need and the lights will be dimmed to allow for some shuteye.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, the roads at DFW are wet but not icy. The Airport’s crews have treated the roads and overpasses around the Airport, and TxDOT crews worked to treat the highways leading to DFW with chemicals and a sand/salt mixture.
The Airport’s seven runways are wet but not icy at this hour.
DFW’s Customer Service and Ground Transportation teams are fully staffed and ready to assist passengers with any needs in the terminals and with transportation out of the Airport.
The Airport will be issuing updated information on overnight conditions and passenger assistance as warranted throughout the evening.
APR VP Public Affairs
DFW International Airport