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Old 04-03-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport CEO Sean Donohue announced Thursday that Emirates Airline will fly the world’s biggest passenger airplane, the Airbus A380, on the Dubai-D/FW route.
That solves the mystery of which airline was responsible for the airport’s decision to remodel Terminal D gates to handle the A380.
Emirates will begin flying the A380 here on Oct. 1.
Emirates to bring Airbus A380 to Dallas/Fort Worth | Dallas Morning News
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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its about time.. IAH will of had A380 service for over 2 years by then.
i guess thats one claim to fame IAH has over DFW.
on the real though, congrats DFW. the A380s are very cool planes.

skip to the 2 minute mark to see the landing.


Airbus A380 Inaugural Arrival at Houston IAH - August 1, 2012 - YouTube
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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Good stuff. Better late than never!

I could see both IAH and DFW having 2-3 A380s in a couple of years.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Congrats to the dee eff dub. Joining the big leagues now.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Awww man....I'm flying to Dubai on Emirates in September but we're on a 777-300ER out of IAH. Wish it could have been the A380.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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Cool on the A380.
Congrats to both DFW, world's 9th busiest airport and to Houston IAH, world's 28th busiest airport.
Atlanta's Still the World's Busiest Airport
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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Congrats DFW. But IAH is still the #1 international airport in TX

List of the busiest airports in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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Those international stats are very interesting. I knew that JFK & Miami were big international hubs, but would
not have guessed to the extent that they ranked 1 & 2 in the US ?
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: plano
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Congrats DFW. But IAH is still the #1 international airport in TX

List of the busiest airports in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interesting, IAH is 40% bigger by this measure, I thought it would have been closer than this. I was surprised by how many came through Miami as well as how close Houston was to Atlanta and SF. I was surprised Chicago was that high too but not the NYC area airports and Lax. That will be an interesting race to watch in the future.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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Interesting, IAH is 40% bigger by this measure, I thought it would have been closer than this. I was surprised by how many came through Miami as well as how close Houston was to Atlanta and SF. I was surprised Chicago was that high too but not the NYC area airports and Lax. That will be an interesting race to watch in the future.
Just the different dynamics and makeup of the two markets - DFW's connections are skewed more domestic than IAH, which is too far south to really compete with DFW domestically as a mid-continent hub.

Internationally though, IAH is generally just a stronger market. That passenger gap will tighten up a bit though in the future as AA is in the process of adding quite a bit of Asia capacity and DFW is attracting new carriers at a pretty good clip.

Also expect the future HOU international expansion to have some effect on IAH's international passenger growth, but at the margins.
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