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City Council approves $1.25B FY2024 budget for DFW Airport

The world’s second busiest airport will increase its operating budget in 2024.


In 2022, 73.4 million passengers passed through DFW Airport.

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Earlier this week, City Council approved the 2024 fiscal budget for DFW Airport at a whopping $1.25 billion.

The new budget for the world’s second-busiest airport will go into effect on Sunday, Oct. 1, and run through Monday, Sept. 30, 2024.

The budget includes:

  • $672.4 million in operating expenses that will cover increased passengers, fixed contract increases, inflation, and investments in digital technology
  • $570.8 million in debt service and coverage that will accommodate two American Airlines facilities
  • $10 million contingency (which requires approval from the airport’s board)

The total airline cost is budgeted at $613.3 million. The proposed 2024 budget is 6% higher than the $1.18 billion 2023 fiscal budget, which saw a 13% increase from 2022.

Dallas city leaders also approved the budget as a co-owner city.