Airlines serving Dallas/Fort Worth will benefit from the airport's deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp. to mine the natural gas produced on DFW's 18,000 acres. The "monumental deal," as DFW CEO Jeff Fegan characterized it, includes an initial payment of $185 million and a 25% royalty on the value of the gas. Fegan said nonaviation revenue will reach "new highs for the next couple of decades," which will "help keep costs lower for airlines, making DFW a more attractive market, and create new ...

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