DFW Airport Prepares for Record-Breaking Spring Break Travel Rush

DFW Airport Prepares for Record-Breaking Spring Break Travel Rush
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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) anticipates its busiest spring break season ever, with a projected 4.6 million passengers expected to pass through its gates from March 7 to March 25. This marks a significant 13% increase compared to last year’s figures.

With peak travel days expected on March 15, March 17, and March 22, when approximately 250,000 passengers are forecasted to travel through the airport each day, DFW is urging travelers to plan ahead, especially concerning parking and arrival times.

Known for its extensive network of over 250 non-stop destinations, DFW is a top choice for travelers. Popular destinations for this spring break season include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Cancún.

Ken Buchanan, DFW’s Executive Vice President of Revenue Management and Customer Experience, emphasized the importance of preparation for a smooth travel experience. “This year is shaping up to be the busiest spring break season on record at DFW,” Buchanan stated. “It’s important for travelers to book their parking online ahead of time, arrive at the airport early, and allow extra time to relax and enjoy the airport before takeoff.”

DFW offers travelers a variety of amenities, including valet parking, new dining and shopping options, and comfortable lounge spaces. Buchanan encouraged travelers to take advantage of these facilities by planning ahead for a stress-free journey.

For a smooth trip, customers should check out DFW’s Travel Tips, as well as the tools on its website and app. Customers can sign up for a new MyDFW account on DFW’s website to store parking preferences and payment information, manage parking reservations and receive exclusive updates and promotions. Through the website, travelers can monitor parking lot occupancy levels to choose the best parking option. Customers can save by prebooking parking at any of the airport’s lots, and early planning for parking is encouraged for the best rates. Right now, customers can prebook their spot at DFW’s newly reopened Remote North lot at least 14 days before their arrival to secure a special rate as low as $4 a day. For this deal, travelers need to complete their booking by April 14 for a trip that concludes on or before May 10.

Garages at Terminals C and D tend to reach capacity faster than others. For American Airlines passengers, if these garages are full, parking, check-in, baggage drop, and security clearance are also available in Terminals A or B. After security, the Skylink train swiftly connects travelers to all five terminals. The mobile app also provides real-time updates on TSA wait times, helping travelers anticipate security clearance times and locate TSA Checkpoints and TSA PreCheck® lanes.