Friday, December 2, 2022

Wind and Weather Forecast to Affect DFW Airport Traffic Through Aug. 4

DFW Aiport has notified the City of Southlake that northerly winds and the weather forecast could affect airport traffic through August 4.

With north flow winds, use of Runway 31L could increase, especially during the day during departure hours. Cities west of DFW Airport may experience an increase in air traffic in the coming days, per the current weather forecast.

As a reminder, aircraft take off and land into the wind. Therefore, the direction of operations is primarily based on winds. Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land. 

Citizens with inquiries or comments should contact DFW Airport by email at, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline at 972-973-3192 (staffed 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested. DFW launched a website, NoiseLab, that allows the public to view near-live flight operations, historical operations, news and statistics. 

We appreciate your patience during this time. DFW staff are always happy to discuss Airport operations and impacts to your city in greater detail if you desire. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Airport for more information.