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Airport Overview

Fort Wayne International Airport is a public airport in Indiana, United States. It is owned and operated by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority.

FWA airport is located 8 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, in Allen County, Indiana, United States. FWA covers an area of 3,351 acres (1,356 ha).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • For 2011-2015, The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized Fort Wayne Airport as a primary commercial service airport.
  • In 2014, FWA ranked #151 out of the 550 airports in the United States that received scheduled passenger airline service.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.
  • To ensure a hassle-free check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at the FWA Airport map.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped-off or picked up at the curb.
  • For security reasons the car shouldn’t be left unattended while it is parked next to the terminal. If your driver would like to assist you inside, they may park in the short or long term parking lots, which are free for 30 minutes.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Fort Wayne International Airport.
  • For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
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Airport Terminals

Fort Wayne International Airport has one terminal, the Lieutenant Paul Baer Terminal. It has eight shared-use gates, and any gate can be used by any airline serving the airport at any time.

Gates 1 through 4 are ground-level on the first floor of the terminal, whereas Gates 5 through 8 are on the second floor of the terminal and board via jetways.

For more information, and to see the terminal location, please refer to the FWA terminal map here.

Airlines Served

Four airlines are served at Fort Wayne International Airport which include United Express, Delta Connection, Allegiant Air, and American Eagle.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

Short-Term Parking is a convenient parking option at FWA Airport.


0 to 30 minutes: Free

30 to 60 minutes: $2

Each additional hour or fraction thereof: $2

Maximum Daily Rate: $14

Long-Term Parking

In long-term parking also, the first hour is free.


0 to 30 minutes: Free

Each additional hour or fraction thereof: $2

Maximum Daily Rate: $9

Ground Transport

There are several different transport options for passengers to choose from when planning their trip from Fort Wayne Airport to the destination of their choice.

Car Rentals

The providers for car rentals can be found in one of the five car rental agencies located in the baggage claim area of the terminal.


The different taxi service providers at FWA include American Taxi, Royal Taxi, Yo Taxi, and more.

Hotel Shuttles

There are many hotels in Fort Wayne that offer hotel shuttle service to and from Fort Wayne International Airport.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a great stay, Albany Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:

  • Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 3801 West Ferguson, Fort Wayne, IN 46809-3194, USA



Phone: (260) 747 4146

Fort Wayne Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • The airport was opened in 1941 under the name Baer Field and later Baer Army Air Field.
  • During World War II more than 100,000 military personnel served at the airport. The military base was made up of more than 100 buildings.
  • In 1947, two passenger airlines initially served Baer Field: TWA and Chicago & Southern Airlines; United Airlines.
  • In 1981, Baer Field's 1953 terminal building was modernized and expanded with features like jetways to handle increased traffic.
  • In 1985, management of Baer Field was transferred from the City of Fort Wayne to the newly established Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority.
  • In 1991 Baer Field was renamed Fort Wayne International Airport; the terminal was renamed to continue honoring Lieutenant Paul Baer.
  • In 1998, Fort Wayne International Airport started advertising the airport to the general public for the first time.
  • In 2006, a modernized 210 feet (64 m) air traffic control tower was opened on the southside of Fort Wayne International Airport, at a price of $9.7 million.
  • In 2013, the airport's terminal received updates.
  • By 2019, the current terminal was handling record traffic, and it was time to expand in a way consistent with the Master Plan.
  • In 2020, the airport announced Project Gateway, a significant terminal renovation and expansion.
  • From 2021 to 2023, the design, engineering, and building of Project Gateway will be led by Fort Wayne design-build firm Michael Kinder & Sons when work on the West Terminal will be completed.

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Fort Wayne Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is Fort Wayne International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code FW
Yes. If you need wheelchair assistance, please notify your airline ahead of time to assist you with luggage and a wheelchair for you if needed.
You can fly to many cities from FWA Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
Carry-on bags should measure approximately 22" x 14" x 9" and should weigh no more than 30 pounds. In general, passengers are limited to one carry-on plus one personal item, such as a purse, backpack, or laptop bag.