DALLAS-FORT WORTH AIRPORT SEEKS SPEEDIER LONDON ACCESS TALKS

DALLAS-FORT WORTH AIRPORT SEEKS SPEEDIER LONDON ACCESS TALKS

Officials at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport are unhappy with the lack of progress in U.S. negotiations with London over improved access for U.S. carriers to Heathrow Airport.

"I'm concerned that there hasn't been enough progress of late," said Jeffrey P. Fegan, the airport's executive director. He said it is inexcusable that 10 other U.S. cities have access to Heathrow, but DFW does not.Washington had hoped to win expansion of flights to Heathrow in the talks earlier this month, but no agreement was reached. Talks are set to resume in Washington on Oct. 16.

American Airlines, whose home is in Fort Worth, currently serves London through Gatwick Airport, and would like at a minimum to be able to convert those landing rights to Heathrow.

DFW recently commissioned a study on the economic impact of a direct Heathrow route.