The Best Southwest region is flying high with an abundance of airport options. About a 30-minute drive from Southwest Dallas County is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the eighth-busiest airport in the world based on passenger volume. The 18 airlines serving DFW handled nearly 58 million passengers in 2009 and flew to 175 domestic and foreign destinations. Love Field, located in the heart of Dallas, is served by Continental Express, American Airlines/American Eagle and Southwest Airlines, which uses the airport as its Dallas hub. The airport handled 7.9 million passengers in 2009. I
n Lancaster, the city-owned Lancaster Regional Airport is located just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. The airport includes a 5,000-foot runway and offers a number of services for corporate and general aviation, including fuel, hangar space and amenities such as a pilots' lounge, meeting space and a full-service restaurant. The airport, home to several aviation-related businesses, also houses two aircraft-related museums. The Cold War Air Museum occupies 45,000 square feet in a hangar, housing U.S. and Soviet aircraft, artifacts, artwork and library resources related to the Cold War. The Dallas/Fort Worth Wing of the Commemorative Air Force includes several vintage aircraft. Just northeast of Duncanville and about 10 minutes from downtown Dallas, Dallas Executive Airport provides services for corporate aviation and private aircraft. The airport, with a 6,451-foot main runway, offers a number of services including fueling, hangar space and flight instruction.