Decatur’s growth and continued ability to grow can be attributed to the community’s accessibility to the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex and it’s easy access to the rest of the world. From our convenient location, we offer excellent access to air, rail and major roadways. Decatur’s proximity to Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, which is less than one hour, and its location within the Central Time Zone, allows business travelers easy access to both the east and west coasts. Business and industry have the convenience of a large city without all the inconveniences of a large city.

Major Highways

  • US Hwy 287
  • US Hwy 380
  • State Hwy 101
  • State Hwy 114 

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Major Airports

Name of AirportsAirport CodeDistance from Decatur (mi.)
Dallas Fort Worth International AirportDFW39.4
Dallas Love FieldDAL50.3
Sheppard AFB-Wichita Falls MunicipalSPS73.8

 

Dallas/Fort Worth International – DFW

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (airport code DFW) is 4th busiest airport in the US and 8th busiest in the world. The airport has five terminals, A, B, C, D (serving international passengers), and E, which is currently undergoing construction to add 54,000 more square feet of interior space by 2017. Terminals A and C serve American Airlines passengers exclusively. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has two hotels attached to the airport, the Grand Hyatt DFW inside Terminal D and the Hyatt Regency DFW adjacent to Terminal C. The airport is 18 miles from downtown Dallas and 24 miles from downtown Fort Worth with a variety of transportation options from buses (through Dallas Area Rapid Transit – DART), rail lines (through Trinity Railway Express – TRE), taxis and rental cars. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is the 4th largest metropolitan region in the US featuring world-class attractions from amusements parks to art museums. [www.flightstats.com]

Major Carriers
Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Quantas, Qatar, Spirit, Sun Country, United, US Airways, Virgin America, WestJet

Corporate Aviation
Corporate Aviation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport provides support services for all private and corporate aircraft arriving at and departing from DFW Airport.

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Dallas Love Field

Dallas Love Field Airport (airport code DAL) is located 6 miles northwest of downtown Dallas, Texas. A city-owned, public use airport, Love Field currently has one terminal building serving Southwest Airlines, Continental Express, Delta, and American Airlines/American Eagle. Rental cars, airport shuttles, taxis and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses all provide transportation to and from the airport. The airport also features the Love Field Conference Center with state-of-the-art business amenities, catering and meeting rooms.

Major Carriers
Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, SeaPort

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Sheppard AFB – Wichita Falls Municipal

The Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is a joint Military/Civilian Airport utilizing the runways and taxiways of Sheppard Air Force Base. The airport is served by one regional airline, American Eagle, with service to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Major Carriers
American Eagle

Landmark Aviation
Landmark Aviation serves as the FBO at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport for hangar, parking, and fueling purposes of general aviation and corporate aircraft.

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Public Use Airports

Decatur Municipal Airport

Decatur Municipal Airport is a city-owned public airport 2 miles north of Decatur. This airport covers 205 acres (83 ha) at an elevation of 1,047 feet (319 m) above mean sea level. Its one runway 17/35, is 4,200 by 60 feet (1,280 x 18 m) asphalt.

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Bishop Airport

Bishop Airport is a privately owned public use airport located 6 miles from Decatur. This airport features one runway designated 17/35 with a turf surface measuring 3,730 by 170 feet (1,137 x 52 m). For the 12-month period ending September 3, 2008, the airport had 300 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 25 per month.

Bridgeport Municipal Airport

Bridgeport Municipal Airport is a public airport 10 miles from Decatur. It is owned by the City of Bridgeport. Bridgeport Municipal Airport covers 117 acres and has one asphalt runway, 17/35, 4,004 x 60 ft (1,220 x 18 m). 49 aircraft are based at the airport: 70% single engine, 14% multi-engine, 12% ultralight and 4% helicopters.

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Heritage Creek Airstrip

Rhome Meadows Airport


Railways

Burlington Northern Santa Fe provides fast, efficient network rail service for Decatur and Wise County. Services and operations include:

  • Handling enough coiled sheets of steal annually to lay the unrolled coils end to end between New York City and Seattle, Washington, 12 times
  • Hauling enough coal to generate more than 11% of the electricity produced in the United States
  • Being the largest transporter of beer and wine by rail in the United States
  • Being the rail market share leader in transportation of petroleum in the western United States
  • Moving more intermodal traffic than any other rail system in the world.
  • Operating one of the largest railroad networks in North America with 33,000 route miles stretching across 28 states and two Canadian provinces
  • Operating several of the fastest single-line routes between major markets, including the shortest route between Chicago and Seattle, the fastest between Chicago and Los Angeles and one of the fastest routes between California and the Southwest.
  • Providing the largest grain-hauling railroad in the United States
  • Serving more of North America’s major timber-producing regions than any other railroad
  • Transporting the mineral components of many of the products we enjoy every day