Sean Donohue


Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport


Sean Donohue serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, the third-busiest airport in the world.  In his role as CEO, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the management, operation and future strategy and development of the Airport.

As the chief executive of DFW Airport, Mr. Donohue manages an organization with over 2,000 employees and an annual operating budget of just over $1 billion, as well as a $3 billion capital improvement program. DFW Airport produces more than $37 billion in annual economic impact for the Dallas Fort Worth region, and hosts More than 75 million customers each year.

In its 46-year existence, DFW Airport has grown into one of the world’s preeminent global mega-hubs, consistently ranking among the best large airports for customer service. DFW connects the North Texas region with nonstop service to 259 destinations on five continents.

Mr. Donohue serves on the executive committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and also serves on several boards for community organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth region.

Mr. Donohue joined DFW International Airport in October of 2013, following a 28-year career in the airline industry.

Prior to his arrival at DFW, Mr. Donohue served for three years as the Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Australia Airlines, where he led day-to-day operations for Australia’s second largest air carrier. Prior to that, Mr. Donohue served for 25 years with United Airlines in a variety of executive roles that included operations, sales and commercial startups.

Mr. Donohue graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Economics, and is a native of Massachusetts.

Mr. Donohue is married and has five children.