I'm happy with DFW Airport, and would rather all airlines fly from it....A new Fort Worth airport would not stop airlines from wanting to fly out of Dallas Love Field instead.
It has gone pass what would make us happy or what we would rather have.
Budget airlines have or are near to dominating the airline industry in both domestic and international segments. Either the legacy airlines are going to be faced with greater competition for their business and first class passenger market by new upstart ultra deluxe air service like Hillwood Airlines or the legacy airlines are going to have to implement their own budget airlines.
The dynamic between DFW and Love Field is unsustainable in the long run. Love Field is both a monopolistic airport and an airport with a limited capacity. DFW is unattractive to budget airline; and instead of airlines starting DFW service, they are leaving it for the low budget airport.
American Airlines could lower its fares to make DFW attractive to budget minded flyers or Love Field reaches capacity making fares from there rise. Neither AA or SWA are willing to budge; and Fort Worth flyers are left with the choice of high air fares (DFW) or travelling to Dallas for low air fares. This is a situation that is comparable to neighborhoods that have to choose between a nice, affordable grocery store and a convenient store to buy food. Its disgraceful.
The airline industry greatest growth is it budget airlines; and it is these types of airlines that are being created worldwide and sub-planting legacy carriers in the U.S. and Europe.
Fort Worth is and will be a prime budget airline destination/departure market to mitigate the dynamic between DFW and Love. Given a new airport without a dominant carrier to contend with, budget airlines would enter this large regional market. I cannot think of any reason why budget airlines would not fly into Fort Worth other than the monopolistic control of AA and SWA at the two metropolitan airports. The way to break up a monopoly is to provide more product (airports).
I am confident that a Fort Worth airport would be very successful if it was established; more confidant than those who think that it will be a flop.