D/FW Airport launches pro-Wright Amendment Web site
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the North Texas Commission have launched an informational Web site aimed at educating the public on issues relating to the Wright Amendment and the North Texas economy.
"There are a number of people and organizations saying a lot of different things on the subject of the Wright Amendment," said Ken Capps, vice president of public affairs at D/FW Airport. "We believe it is important for everyone to have accurate, factual information regarding this issue. The issue has far reaching impact on our economy, our region and hundreds of thousands of jobs."
The 1979 federal law, designed to protect sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, prohibits all but the smallest passenger planes from flying between Love Field and anywhere beyond Texas and seven nearby states.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) maintains that Dallas-Fort Worth Airport no longer needs protection, as it is one of the country's busiest airports now.
Southwest wants to repeal a federal amendment that restricts flights at Love Field Airport in Dallas from flying anywhere but other cities in Texas and nearby states.
The D/FW Airport site includes economic facts and historical information.
The site's front page features letters from North Texas Commission President and CEO Dan Petty and D/FW Airport CEO Jeff Fegan.
The site also highlights the airport's contributions to the North Texas economy, particularly in the area of minority/women-owned businesses.
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, D/FW Airport is the world's third-busiest, offering nearly 1,800 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year.
Web site: www.keepdfwstrong.com