DFW Completes Next Phase of End-Around Taxiway Project

May 11, 2022

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) completed its Northeast End-Around Taxiway (EAT) making DFW the only airport in the U.S. with an end-around taxiway at both ends of a runway. The Northeast EAT project is a key part of DFW's overall 10-year infrastructure capital plan, which includes enhancing or rebuilding runways, roadways, bridges and other major infrastructure needs. 

End-around taxiways enhance safety by allowing arriving aircraft to taxi around DFW's active runways rather than wait to cross them and eliminating runway crossings. The taxiways also increase operational efficiency, generate aircraft operating cost savings, and save on passenger travel time. End-around taxiways create efficiencies by avoiding aircraft stoppages and help decrease the taxi times by an average of four minutes for customers as their aircraft moves from the gate to the runway or runway to the gate.

“At DFW, we are focused on the future. While we continue to evolve, our commitment to our customers and our community hasn’t changed,” said Khaled Naja, EVP infrastructure and development. “We have invested not just in our infrastructure, but in our future, ensuring you have the best experience on your journey through DFW Airport.”

As part of a package funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, this project focuses on infrastructure to enhance the customer experience and safety while traveling into and out of DFW.