Sep 28, 2020 | NBC DFW
In a series of meetings this week, representatives of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will detail how tough the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been for business.
The Airport Board meets in committees on Tuesday and as a full board on Thursday, which is the first day of the new fiscal year for the airport.
Agendas for the committee meetings spell out some of the massive financial losses the airport has taken during 2020.
For example, in 2019 the DFW Airport brought in $163 million in parking revenue. Through the end of August 2020, the airport collected $95 million. That represents a 42 percent loss in parking revenue.
Concessions sales in the airport’s five terminals are also way down. In 2019, the airport generated $85.9 million in sales. Through August 2020, that amount had dropped to $57.4 million, down 34 percent. Four concessions operators in the airport have already closed, according to information provided in Tuesday’s agenda – a GNC in Terminal A, and Southwest News, Ertekin Fashions, and Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal D.
The collection of landing fees – what air carriers pay for the right to land at DFW Airport – is also way down in fiscal year 2020. In 2019, the airport earned $108.9 million in landing fees. Through August 2020, the airport had generated $78.8 million, which is a reduction of 28 percent.