Dallas Love Field Airport (KDAL) - Jet Charter Services
Like many other general aviation airports that cater to private and chartered business jets, Dallas Love Field started out as the city’s main airport until its commercial business outgrew it.
In this case, that was in 1974 when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened.
That’s OK. Just means more room and VIP treatment for those who want to hire a private jet at DAL – Dallas Love Field – a city-owned public airport six miles northwest of downtown Dallas.
Airport Information for Dallas Love Field Airport (KDAL, DAL)
|LOCATION||Dallas, TX, United States|
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Dallas Love Field (IATA: DAL, ICAO: KDAL) became an important part of American history on Nov. 22, 1963, when, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One as it sat parked on a ramp at the airport.
The event is so politically charged and shrouded in mystery that it took more than 50 years for the airport to agree on a way in which to memorialize the spot. In fact, the memorial was still being discussed in late 2017.
In 2015, lights were turned on to illuminate a bronze marker which has been embedded, flush to the ground, into the concrete where present-day planes taxi.
“President Kennedy has the eternal flame at Arlington Cemetery and a simple light here marks where the Constitution was preserved that day,” Farris Rookstool III, the historian who gave the bronze marker to the city was reported as saying. But the illumination was short-lived. A week after it was lit, the runway light, flush in the ground next to the marker, was abruptly turned off. It was positioned to shine into a bay window in the airport.
In 2017, Dallas’ Director of Aviation, Mark Duebner, told WFAA, the Dallas ABC affiliate television station, “The wheels have turned slowly, and we hope to rectify that soon. This was a significant event. I think it’s important for us to recognize it.” He said the light would once again be illuminated when airport construction, expected to be completed in 2019, is done.
Love Field is named after 1st Lt. Moss Lee Love, 11th Cavalry, who was killed in 1913, in a Type C Wright pusher bi-plane at North Island, San Diego, Calif.
Important dates in the airport’s history include:
- October 19, 1917
Army names new flying field “Love Field.”
- June 1, 1929
Delta Air Service, Inc. starts first passenger service from Dallas.
- February 1, 1937
Air traffic control tower placed into commission.
- November 12, 1968
Dallas and Fort Worth establish a bond agreement to build Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Southwest Airlines begins intrastate service.
Love Field enplanements peak at 6,668,398. The court grants Southwest Airlines the right to remain at Love Field after Fort Worth and Dallas International had sued to get it out.
- January 13, 1974
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport officially opens.
Love Field enplanements at lowest – 467,212.
- April 2003
Dallas Love Field recognized as a Texas State Historical site.
- August 7, 2003
Marker dedication ceremony held to commemorate the designation of Love Field as a Texas State Historical site.
A $519 million modernization of Love Field’s terminals announced.
- Oct. 1, 2015
Dallas Love Field has officially marked the location where President Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One as it sat parked on the ramp.
FBOs at KDAL
Jet Aviation Dallas
Jet Aviation handles domestic and international aircraft, interior and exterior cleaning, refueling and nightly hangaring of your aircraft.
- Executive lounge and executive conference room
- Crew lounge
- 24-hour security
- Gated entry to ramp
- Passenger and crew transportation
- Hotel and catering coordination
- Rental car coordination
The Business Jet Center is the only FBO on the field with an arrival canopy. Customers also have access to free ice cream and slushies, a game room, private crew snooze rooms with a full-size restroom and shower and executive conference rooms. Among its awards:
- Voted Top 5 percent of the Highest Rated FBOs in the Americas in the 2018 AIN FBO Survey
- Voted No. 2 Top Rated FBO in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area in the 2018 AIN FBO Survey
- Ranked in the Best US FBOs in the 2018 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey
- Ranked in the Independent FBOs in the 2018 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey
- 24-hour service
- State of the art newly remodeled facility
- Private VIP Lounge
- Full-service concierge
- Direct ramp access
- Large screen TV
- Aircraft detailing, maintenance
Signature Flight Support
Dallas is less than three and a half hours by air to major business centers including: New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta.
- 24-hour surveillance
- Conference rooms
- Crew room
- Kitchen and catering
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp-side vehicle access
- Snooze room
- Concierge services
- Starbucks Coffee
- 117,000 square foot hangar
- 360,000 square foot ramp
Textar FBO services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its facility has more than 75,000 square feet of hangar space and a 12-acre aircraft apron.
- Hangar storage
- Tie down
- Lavatory servicing
- Limousine service
- Executive conference room
- Fitness center
- Lobby/seating area
- Concierge service
While Dallas Love Field is a general aviation, reliever airport for Dallas/Fort Worth International, a few commercial airlines remain. And they, led by Southwest Airlines, fought hard to remain there. In fact, Southwest is headquartered there. After the airline industry was deregulated in 1978, Southwest Airlines began to grow and announced plans to start interstate travel from Dallas Love. This angered the City of Fort Worth and DFW International Airport, which wanted air service expansion to take place at Dallas International. Legal fights, with at least one reaching the U.S. Supreme Court, for almost 40 years kept strict limits on commercial flights. It would not be until 2014 that destination limits were removed on the commercial airlines remaining at Love Field – Southwest, United, Delta and Seaport. And so, the air traffic grew:
- In 2013, 8.5 million passengers
- In 2014, 9.4 million passengers
- In 2017, 15.7 passengers
Why charter a private jet into DAL?
Business brings people to Dallas Love Field in droves, many coming in on rented private business jets.
There are more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. They include:
- AT&T (Dallas)
- D.R. Horton (Fort Worth)
- Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Plano)
- Dean Foods (Dallas)
- Energy Transfer Equity (Dallas)
- Exxon Mobil (Irving)
- GameStop (Grapevine)
- HollyFrontier (Dallas)
- J.C. Penney (Plano)
- Jacobs Engineering (Dallas)
- Kimberly-Clark (Irving)
- Southwest Airlines (Dallas)
- Tenet Healthcare (Dallas)
- Texas Instruments (Dallas)
FBOs and Handlers at Dallas Love Field Airport, KDAL, DAL
|Business Jet Center||8611 LEMMON AVE.||(214) 654-1600|
|Dalfort Aviation||7515 LEMMON AVENUE BUILDING J||(214) 353-7000|
|Jet Aviation||7363 CEDAR SPRINGS||(214) 350-8523|
|Landmark Aviation||8321 LEMMON AVE.||(214) 353-2240|
|Signature Terminal 3||8321 Lemmon Ave||(214) 351-1872|
|Regal Aviation||3232 LOVE FIELD DR.||(214) 654-0994|
|Signature Flight Support Terminal 1||8001 LEMMON AVE.
DALLAS, TEXAS 75209
|Vitesse Aviation Svcs||8350 DENTON DR.||(972) 647-7300|
|Textar Aviation||3232 Love Field Dr Dallas
TX 75235 USA
METAR Weather Data at Dallas Love Field Airport, KDAL, DAL
|OBSERVED||Tue Nov 20, 22:53 UTC|
|NOW||Tue Nov 20, 23:25 UTC|
|AGE||32 min ago|
|WIND||NE at 9 mph|
|BAROMETER||1027 hPa (30.32 in Hg)|
|METAR||KDAL 202253Z 05008KT 10SM FEW250 14/M01 A3032 RMK AO2 SLP266 T01391011 $|