Wright Amendment

Dallas Love Field gets a re-boot

Here are some snaps from Dallas Love Field, where celebrations were underway and finishing touches to the terminal were on display in celebration of the lifting of the Wright Amendment on Monday, October 13. The ruling, created in 1979 to foster growth at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, had imposed flight restrictions on long-haul flights from Love Field.


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Greetings from Dallas Love Field


Dallas Love Field is getting ready for its big day.

For years, the Wright Amendment placed tight restrictions on the flight services allowed to operate from Love Field. Most of those rules will be lifted on October 13 and that means lots of new direct flights and added service from carriers such as Southwest Airlines and Virgin America – and lots more passengers having the opportunity to travel through the new and improved terminal, which is filled with some really great art.

Here are some snaps from my pre-party tour of Love Field.

Love Field - Virgin America

VIrgin America will operate two of the 20 gates at Love Field beginning on October 13

There’s still some drama over whether or not Delta Air Lines will get a space to operate at Love Field, but right now Southwest Airlines controls 16 of airport’s 20 gates, United has two gates and, starting October 13, Virgin America will have two gates.

The Love Field Art Program is already in place, with more than a dozen new and renewed works.

World Map - courtesy Love Field

World Map – 1959 -by Luighi “Tony” Flabiano. courtesy Love Field & Office of Cultural Affairs

detail from Sky by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers.

A detail from Sky – by Brower Hatcher & Marly Rogers. One of the art pieces at Love Field.

Kids area at LOVE FIELD

The play area at Love Field will have floating clouds and more play structures by October 13.

Love Field - Nursing Room

A Nursing Room is open – and waiting for some finishing touches as well.