Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Template:Airport codes, also called Detroit Metro Airport, is an airport in Romulus, Michigan, near Detroit, Michigan, and is a major hub for Northwest Airlines. The airport has six runways and three terminals. It was the nineteenth busiest passenger airport in the world in 2004. DTW was the world's tenth busiest airport in 2004 in terms of the number of aircraft that took off and landed.

On February 25, 2002, The McNamara Terminal opened it doors for flight operations, replacing the former Northwest Airlines terminal at the Davey Terminal.



Michael Berry Terminal

This terminal was DTW's international terminal. Before the construction of the McNamara Terminal, all international passengers would arrive here and would go through customs and immigration, then passengers would be transported to the Smith and Davey Terminals by bus for their connecting flight. It is now used for scheduled and charter flights and contains four gates.

Scheduled Airlines

  • Spirit Airlines (International Arrivals - Cancun)
  • USA 3000 Airlines (Scheduled service: Cancun, Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Ft. Myers, Montego Bay, Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic); charter service is also provided.

Charter Airlines

Edward H. McNamara Terminal

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The Detroit Metro Airport monorail is used to transport passengers from one end of the terminal to another.

The terminal opened on February 25, 2002 and it houses mainly for Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, and KLM. It is a replacement of the Davey Terminal, which was formerly the Northwest Airlines terminal. It is also referred to as The Northwest World Gateway at Detroit. The terminal has 3 concourses, a food court in the middle and a people mover system that gets passengers from one end of the terminal to the other. The terminal is currently undergoing expansion to eventually house 122 gates by Spring 2006. British Airways, Lufthansa, and Royal Jordanian operated from the terminal a couple of months after the opening. On March 30, 2005, Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection carriers also moved to this terminal. On June 13, 2005, Air France began non-stop service to Paris/Charles De Gaulle.

  • Air France (Paris)
  • Atlantic Southeast Airlines dba Delta Connection (Atlanta)
  • British Airways (London/Heathrow)
  • Comair dba Delta Connection (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY) and New York/Kennedy)
  • Continental Airlines (Houston/Intercontinental and Newark)
  • Continental Express (Cleveland and Newark)
  • Delta Air Lines (Atlanta and Salt Lake City)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam)
  • Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
  • Mesaba Airlines dba Northwest Airlink (Akron/Canton, Allentown/Bethlehem, Alpena, Appleton, Binghamton, Birmingham, Bloomington, Champaign/Urbana, Charleston (WV), Charlotte, Charlottesville, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY), Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Des Moines, Elmira, Erie, Flint, Ft. Wayne, Green Bay, Ithaca, Kalamazoo, Kitchener/Waterloo (ON), Knoxville, Latrobe, Lexington, London (ON), Louisville, Marquette, Moline, Montreal/Trudeau, Muskegon, Newark, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pellston/Mackinac Island, Pittsburgh, Roanoke, Rochester (NY), Saginaw, St. Louis, Sault Sainte Marie, Savannah, South Bend, State College, Toledo, Traverse City, and Wausau/Stevens Point)
  • Northwest Airlines (Albany, Allentown/Bethlehem, Amsterdam, Anchorage (SEASONAL), Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Beijing/Capital (via Tokyo/Narita), Bermuda, Birmingham (AL), Boston, Buffalo, Calgary, Cancun, Charlotte, Chicago/Midway, Chicago/O'Hare, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY), Cleveland, Columbus, Cozumel, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Flint, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Ft. Myers, Frankfurt, Grand Cayman, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greensboro/High Point, Greenville/Spartanburg, Harrisburg, Hartford, Houston/Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Jackson Hole, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Lansing, Las Vegas, Lexington, London/Gatwick, Los Angeles, Louisville, Madison, Manchester, Manila/Ninoy Aquino (via Nagoya), Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montego Bay, Montreal (Trudeau), Tokyo/Nagoya, Nashville, Nassau, New Orleans, New York/Kennedy, New York/LaGuardia, Newark, Norfolk/Southern Virginia, Oklahoma City, Orange County (Santa Ana), Orlando, Osaka/Kansai, Paris/Charles De Gaulle, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Providence, Puerto Vallarta, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Rochester (NY), Rome/Fiumicino, Saginaw, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Sarasota/Bradenton, Seattle/Tacoma, Shanghai/Pudong (via Tokyo/Narita), Syracuse, Taipei/Chiang Kai Shek (via Osaka), Tampa, Tokyo/Narita, Toronto, Washington/Dulles, Washington/Reagan, and West Palm Beach)
  • Pinnacle Airlines dba Northwest Airlink (Akron/Canton, Albany, Appleton, Asheville, Bangor, Binghamton, Birmingham, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Charleston (SC), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island, Canada), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY), Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dayton, Des Moines, Duluth, Elmira, Erie, Evansville, Fayeteville (AR), Ft. Wayne, Greensboro/High Point, Greenville/Spartanburg, Halifax, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Knoxville, Lansing, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, Myrtle Beach, Newburgh, Norfolk/Southern Virginia, Omaha, Ottawa (ON), Portland (ME), Quebec, Richmond, Roanoke, Rochester (MN), Rochester (NY), Rockford, Shreveport, South Bend, Springfield/Branson, Syracuse, Traverse City, Tulsa, Wausau/Stevens Point, Wichita, and Winnipeg)
  • Royal Jordanian (Amman)

L. C. Smith Terminal

The Smith Terminal was built in 1957. This terminal houses other US airlines at DTW and it has 32 gates. It is the oldest of the other terminals. All airlines in this terminal will move to the new North Terminal, which is expected to be completed by 2008. At that point this terminal will be demolished.

Davey Terminal

The Davey Terminal was built in 1966 and was first known as "Terminal 2" or "North Terminal". It was renamed the "J. M. Davey Terminal" in 1975 honoring former airport manager James M. Davey. It was the principal base of operations for Northwest Airlines before the McNamara Terminal opened. It contained 5 concourses C, D, E, F, and G. After the opening of the McNamara Terminal, the terminal was then demolished and will be replaced by a new North Terminal. The new terminal will accommodate other airlines at DTW that is currently operating out of the old Smith Terminal and it is expected to be completed by 2008.

Ground Transportation

The airport is accessible from I-94, which is the closest entrance to the Berry and Smith Terminals. The McNamara Terminal is immediately accessible from I-275. John D. Dingell Drive (named after John D. Dingell) is an expressway that runs from I-94 to Eureka Road. This expressway was built in 1999 for access to the McNamara Terminal.

Major rental car companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz serve the airport. Taxi and limousine service is provided by local companies as well as Metro Airport Taxis (Metro Cab) and Metro Cars.

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides a bus route that connects the airport with Detroit and its surrounding area.

There is a continuous curbside shuttle that connects the Smith and Berry Terminals with the McNamara Terminal.


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