Dallas Love Field

airport in Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas Love Field (IATA: DAL, ICAO: KDAL, FAA LID: DAL) is a city-owned public airport 6 mi (5.2 nmi; 9.7 km) northwest of downtown Dallas, Texas.[1] It was Dallas's main airport until 1974, when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened.

Dallas Love Field
2013 aerial photo
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Dallas
OperatorDallas Department of Aviation
ServesDallas–Fort Worth–Arlington
LocationDallas, Texas, U.S.
Opened19 October 1917
(106 years ago)
Focus city forSouthwest Airlines
Elevation AMSL487 ft / 148 m
Coordinates32°50′50″N 096°51′06″W / 32.84722°N 96.85167°W / 32.84722; -96.85167
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Dallas Love Field is located in Texas
Dallas Love Field
Dallas Love Field
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13L/31R 7,752 2,363 Concrete
13R/31L 8,800 2,682 Concrete
Statistics (2020)
Aircraft operations170,162

The airport is the headquarters and main hub for Southwest Airlines. Southwest flies almost all of the flights out of Dallas Love.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 FAA Airport Master Record for DAL (Form 5010 PDF), effective April 10, 2008
  2. "Resources – Traffic Statistics". City of Dallas Aviation Department. January 2017. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. "Dallas Love Field Total Passengers". Dallas Love Field. August 2021. Retrieved February 11, 2024.