DFW Airport officials have announced a runway closure scheduled for this weekend.
Beginning Saturday, July 29, from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. runway 17C/35C will be closed. This is to accommodate survey operations for an upcoming runway project and various maintenance activities involving pavement, markings, and/or lighting within the runway environment.
What to Expect:
Saturday weather forecasts show winds coming from the northeast at 5 mph, with potential thunderstorms. When winds are northerly, aircraft take off to the north (or northwest in the case of the use of Runway 31L) and land from south to north. When surface winds are light and variable, takeoff and landing flow may be affected by winds above the surface and/or other operational needs.
The shifts in aircraft operations to other runways during the closure may affect the cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell, Irving, Euless and Arlington, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic, including:
Summer Flex Schedule:
Additionally, the American Airlines flight schedule includes scheduled flex days in order to keep up with summer schedules. The 7 days that are scheduled for Flex Flying are as follows:
What to Expect:
During the Flex Days, additional flights are scheduled late at night to accommodate greater numbers of the traveling public. These additional operations will entail extended use of DFW’s runway, including the outboard runways. Operations on the outboard runways are expected to extend later than normal and could be as late as 1:00 a.m. Monday morning.
Citizens with inquiries or complaints are encouraged to contact DFW. You may contact DFW by email at email@example.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided, when requested.