Midland International Airport is located in Midland, Texas. The airlines that serve the airport are Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Of the three, Southwest Airlines is the largest of the carriers. In 2007, more than 490,000 passengers traveled to and from Midland via Southwest. The Dallas-based airline has routes from Midland to four of its top ten busiest domestic routes. The most-busiest destination via Southwest Airlines from Midland was to Dallas’ Love Field. Approximately 151,000 passengers traveled to Love Field. Southwest’s second most-busiest destination from Midland was to Houston’s Hobby Airport with 71,000 passengers. It is also the airport’s fourth most-busiest domestic route of the top ten. The airline’s third most-busiest destination from Midland was to Las Vegas with 33,000 passengers. It is the airport’s fifth most-busiest destination overall. Albuquerque, New Mexico was Southwest’s fourth most-busiest and the airport’s seventh most-busiest domestic route with 21,000 passengers.
Aside from Southwest Airlines, United Airlines serves two of the airport’s most-busiest routes. Their most-busiest route was from Midland to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport with 84,000 passengers. It is the airport’s second most-busiest route overall. United’s other destination is Denver, with 28,000 passengers traveling via United Airlines. American Airlines only serves a route from Midland to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More than 73,000 passengers traveled to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is Midland’s third most-busiest domestic route overall. In the last three destinations, Austin is Midland’s eighth most-busiest route with 5,000 traveling to Texas’ capital city. The ninth most-busiest destination was Los Angeles. Approximately 3,000 people traveled to Los Angeles from Midland. The tenth most-busiest route was to Phoenix. More than 1,000 passengers traveled to Phoenix from Midland.