INVENTORY OF FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION IN THE SOUTHWEST/PART III: AIR FREIGHT SERVICE IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA

The historical development of the air transportation business in Texas is traced, and the existing air freight transportation facilities, services and practices of 24 Texas and 2 Oklahoma counties are inventoried. The air tonnages and volume trends are detailed, and foreign and domestic air commerce ties are analyzed. Information on airports, freight handling facilities, airlines, air freight forwarders and commuter air carriers serving the area are reviewed. Products and commodities air-shipped to and from the Dallas-Fort Worth region are listed. The study indicates that the metropolitan portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is well provided with air freight transportation service and makes extensive use of the serivce. The lack of adequate freight transfer opportunities between transport modes inhibits the use of air freight service in rural areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth economic area and in other rural areas of the southwest. Problems facing the industry include cargo security and the uncertain availability of fuel in the future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Adair, J B
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-75-31 Res. Rept.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM