Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Read about Detroit Metro Airport including it’s features, technical facilities and passenger facilities. Discover how you can get there and which airlines fly from this airport.

About Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

 

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Country Airport (IATA: DTW), also known as Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport or even just DTW is an international airpot located in Michigan, United States. The airport is the busiest in Michigan, and also acts as one of the U.S. largest airline hubs, with over 35.2 million passengers in 2018. This airport is now a major gateway in tourism for Detroit, but also serves areas such as Ann Arbor, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Delta Air Line’s has a hub at this airport, and is currently it’s second-largest hub in terms of total planes and operations through the airport.

The airport was constructed in 1929 when it was called Wayne County Airport, with its first flight landing in 1930. During the war, it was renamed to Romulus Field and was used by the United States Army Air Forces. In 1947, after expansion, the airport was once again renamed to Detroit-Wayne Major Airport.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Location

Detroit Metoro Airport is 4,850 acres big, and is located 18 miles from downtown Detroit, Romulus, Michigan. It’s exact location can be seen in the map below:

Facilities

 

Detroit Metro provides an array of features for both business and leisure travellers, with all passengers kept in mind. From dining options and entertainment, to practical nursing rooms and WiFi.

Facilities Include:

ATMs

Water Filling Station

Kids Play Area

Nursing Rooms

Service Animal/Pet relief station

Free WiFi

Reflection Rooms

Lounges Include:

Delta Sky Club: In the Delta Sky Club, passengers with access can enjoy food and snacks, newspapers and magazines, showers, TV and WiFi.

Lufthansa Business Lounge: Includes beverages (both alcohol and non-alcoholic), internet, newspapers and magazines, snacks, TV and premium food.

Armed Services Lounge - Freedom Center: In the Freedom Center, the airport hopes to welcome traveling military members, veterans and their families. In this lounges, you can find complimentary food and drinks, TVs, computers, seats and children books and toys.

Runways

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
4R/22L 3,659 12,003 Concrete
4L/22R 3,048 10,000 Asphalt/Concrete
3R/21L 3,048 10,000 Concrete
3L/21R 2,591 8,500 Asphalt/Concrete
9L/27R 2,654 8,708 Asphalt/Concrete
9R/27L 2,591 8,500 Concrete

Terminals

 

Edward H. McNamara Terminal

Also known as the McNamara Terminal and previously as the Northwest WorldGateway, this terminal was opened in 2002, replacing the old Davey Terminal. The terminal is currently only used for Delta and Delta Partner flights, with airlines such as Aeromexico and Air France also operating flights. The terminal is home to many shops and restaurants across all three concourses, with a special ‘Light Tunnel’ feature which connects the concourses.

North Terminal

The North Terminal is home to all non-SkyTeam airlines, such as Air Canada, Alaska, Royal Jordanian, Frontier and United. The terminal has 26 gates, and 2 x 6-lane security checkpoints and also a Customs and Border Protection facilities.

 

Airlines that fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Aeroméxico Aeroméxico Connect Air Canada Express Air France
Alaska Airlines American Airlines American Eagle Delta Air Lines
Delta Connection Frontier Airlines JetBlue Lufthansa
Royal Jordanian Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines United Airlines
United Express      

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

 

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 816,830 Delta, Southwest, Spirit
2 Orlando, Florida 673,650 Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 508,600 Delta, Southwest, Spirit
4 Chicago-O’Hare, Illinois 487,260 American, Delta, United
5 New York-LaGuardia, NY 486,030 American, Delta, Spirit
6 Denver, Colorado 471,370 Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United
7 Los Angeles, California 454,220 Delta, Spirit
8 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 435,730 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit
9 Boston, Massachusetts 433,890 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit
10 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 425,080 Delta, Spirit

 

Popular International Destinations

 

Rank City/Airport Country Airlines
1 Amsterdam Netherlands Delta
2 Paris-Charles de Gaulle France Air France, Delta
3 Frankfurt Germany Delta, Lufthansa
4 Toronto-Pearson Canada Air Canada, Delta
5 Seoul-Incheon South Korea Delta
6 Shanghai-Pudong China Delta
7 Montréal-Trudeau Canada Delta
8 Tokyo-Narita Japan Delta
9 London-Heathrow United Kingdom Delta, Virgin Atlantic
10 Cancún Mexico Delta, Spirit

 

How to get to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

 

By Road

You can get to Detroit Metro Airport via the I-94 and I-275 roads. When arriving at the airport, there are many parking facilities which you can choose from to best suit your length of stay.

By Public Transport

You can use SMART buses to get to and from Detroit Metro Airport, which has routes which stop at both the North Terminal land the McNamara Terminal. With SMART’s FAST route, you can get to Downtown Detroit and the suburbs very quickly. The AirRide service also provides connections to the airport from the Ann Arbor area.