After American Airlines launched nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to St. Thomas (STT) on December 21, 2019, DFW Airport now has one more domestic destination than Chicago O’Hare making it the airport with the most domestic destinations.
Airports With The Most Domestic Destinations:
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW): 193
Chicago O’Hare (ORD): 192
Denver (DEN): 189
Atlanta (ATL): 171
Including international flights, Dallas/Fort Worth received 25 new nonstop destinations in 2019:
A majority of this growth comes from American Airlines/American Eagle, which currently has an 85% market share at DFW.
In terms of total destinations including international ones, DFW has around 260 while Chicago O’Hare has 270. Though, with the addition of Tel Aviv and Auckland so far, I wouldn’t be surprised to see DFW catch up.
Very exciting for DFW! I wouldn’t be surprised to see DEN get closer in the coming years because of both Southwest and United staying their intentions to grow there. Just today United announced SMX-DEN
ATL might be the busiest but they seem to have primarily international routes which have longer turn around times. Airports like DEN seem to be based on primarily regional/domestic flights which have a probably half the turn around time allowing more flights to be pushed out per day.
Plus DFW is a major connecting hub which means that they’d want more domestic destinations to transfer onto long hauls.
I’ve done 2 of the 2019 routes so far. It was nice due to how convenient it was for me. In any regard, if I can dodge flying into LAX, I will in a heart beat. If I need to be north of LA, I’ll fly into BUR. If I need to be south of LA, SNA is my go to. Just one of the things when deciding on where you need to fly into. If you can make traveling easier, and more convenient, take full advantage of it.