Detroit Metropolitian Airport

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Airport Overview

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is a major international airport in the United States. It is usually referred to as Detroit Airport, Metro Airport, or just by the airport code DTW. This airport is the primary international airport serving Detroit and surrounding communities.

DTW covers an area of 4,850 acres (1,960 ha) in Romulus Michigan. It is owned by Wayne County, Michigan, and is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA).

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Detroit Airport has service to 30 international destinations and 39 states across the US.
  • The Concourse A in McNamara Terminal is the 2nd largest airport concourse in the world.
  • In 2016, DTW was the 18th busiest airport in the United States.
  • In 2019, the Detroit Metropolitan Airport served over 36 million passengers, the most in the airport’s history.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • DTW airport is busy during the morning hours between 5 am - 6 am and at night between 9 pm - 10 pm.
  • Arrive 2 hours before a domestic flight departure and 3 hours before an international flight departure to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
  • Take a few minutes to look at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport map before heading to the airport for a flight.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: DTW Arriving Flight Status provides Detroit Metropolitan airport arrival times, delays, time-to-land, and gate info.
  • For departing flights: DTW Departing Flight Status lists actual vs scheduled departure times, flight delays, map tracking, and Detroit Airport gate info.
  • To get the best fares at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, book a flight at DTW airport here.

Airport Terminals

The Airport has two terminals, four concourses - A, B, C, and D and has a total of 129 gates. To see the terminal locations and for additional information, please refer to the Detroit Airport map.

McNamara Terminal

It is also known as the Northwest WorldGateway. This terminal has 3 concourses:

Concourse A - 62 gates with 12 gates used for international departures and arrivals processing. It is the second-largest airport concourse in the world.

Concourse B & C - 41 gates that are used for Delta’s regional flights that employ smaller aircraft. These concourses are connected to the main terminal building and Concourse A by a pedestrian walkway.

North Terminal

This terminal features four long segments of moving walkways on the departures level and another moving walkway on the lower level. Currently, the terminal houses all Non-SkyTeam airlines serving the airport and is considered Concourse D. There are 26 gates in this terminal.

Airlines Served

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines. It also serves various other airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and more.

View the full list of airlines served at DTW Airport.

Airport Parking

Short-term and Long-term Parking:

Parking at DTW Airport is available at the terminals. From hourly and daily parking to long-term parking, there are several parking options at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Off-site Parking:

Many parking lots offer affordable off-site parking near DTW Airport. Most of the off-site parking lots allow 24/7 access.

Ground Transportation

After arriving at the airport, passengers have several options for ground transport to their next destination. Some of the transportation options include airport shuttles, car rentals, and buses. In addition, many passengers also utilize ride services like Uber, Lyft, and taxis.

Airport Car Rental

Car Rentals are a breeze at Detroit Airport. There are multiple car rental agencies onsite at the airport. Hertz, Enterprise, National, and other well-known car rental providers offer airport travelers a large variety of vehicles to choose from.

Airport Shuttles

Airport Shuttle Services are a great way to travel from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. With the availability of various shuttle services, you can get a ride to almost any nearby location.

Buses & Trains

Public transportation is available from the airport to all major areas nearby. Public buses serving the surrounding region make stops at the North Terminal's Ground Transportation Center and at McNamara Terminal's international arrivals level curb.

Amenities & Services at DTW Airport

To help you enjoy your stay, Detroit Metropolitan Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Shoeshine stations and massage bars.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the entire airport.
  • Currency exchange.

On-Airport Hotels

The on-Airport Westin Hotel (tel. 734-942-6500) is inside the McNamara Terminal, offering a pool, spa, and 34 meeting and boardrooms, and a well-equipped business center. Skytrax named this hotel to be among the top-three airport hotels in North America.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Visiting the airline directory before arriving at the airport to confirm the terminal location for your traveler’s airline, can be a convenient option to pick them up from the right place. Also, visitors can use the cell phone waiting lot until the passenger arrives.
  • If you are dropping off your traveler in the terminal, follow the signs for the airline’s terminal and proceed to short term parking. If dropping off your traveler curbside, proceed to the departures level.

Contact Information

Address: I94 exit 198 William Rogell Drive, Detroit, MI 48242 USA

Website: https://www.metroairport.com/

Phone: (734) 247 7648

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Detroit Metro Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In 1927, Wayne County began to plan an airport in the western townships of the county.
  • On September 4, 1930, Wayne County Airport was opened.
  • In 1947, it was renamed Detroit-Wayne Major Airport.
  • In 1949, the airport added two runways 3L/21R and 9L/27R, followed by runway 4R/22L in 1950.
  • In 1958, the airport was given its present name.
  • In 2009, Detroit Metropolitan Airport launched its first social media efforts with participation in Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube networks.
  • On June 26, 2015, Spirit Airlines announced the construction of a new maintenance facility, saying it would bring $31.5 million and 82 jobs to the area
  • In 2018, January, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, or SMART Bus, began providing a direct connection from the airport to the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit.
  • Currently, the Detroit International Airport Authority is working on long-term development plans.

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Traveler Help

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Newest Questions

Terminal for KLM?

Asked by Sunny - Sun, 8 May

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines does not have a defined terminal at this airport. We suggest you check with them directly to see where your flight departs from.

Is 33 minutes enough time for a connection?

Asked by Susan - Mon, 28 March

We do not recommend a connection with a time as little of 33 minutes, regardless of the airport. 

Where is long term parking?

Asked by Tina - Sat, 5 March

Long term parking is available in the McNamara Parking Garage, the Big Blue Deck and the Green Lots.

Where is my arrival delta flight?

Asked by Mike Du - Fri, 4 March

Delta Air Lines uses Terminal M- McNamara at this airport. 

Where are the auto rentals?

Asked by Lou - Sat, 26 February

After baggage claim, follow signs to Ground Transportation and take a shuttle to the rental car campus. It is located at the Northeast corner of the airport along Lucas Drive.

Is there a smoking area?

Asked by myra - Fri, 25 February

Yes, there are designated smoking areas outside the terminal and no smoking is allowed inside the terminals.

Who do I contact for a wheelchair once I arrive at airport?

Asked by Julie Honaker - Wed, 23 February

For the McNamara Terminal, call (734) 921-7200. For the North Terminal, call (734) 247-1121. Please contact your airline prior to arriving at the airport. 

Is baggage claim for Terminal B and Terminal A in the same area?

Asked by Lois Carolyn Colburn - Thu, 17 February

No, there is a different baggage claim for the McNamara and Evans Terminals. 

I need wheelchair assistance, do I need to call in advance?

Asked by nisha - Wed, 16 February

Yes, you should contact your airlines 48 hours before you need wheelchair assistance.

I lost a gold hoop earring near door 5 in the baggage area near carousel 10.

Asked by Rita Lichtman - Mon, 14 February

If you lost an item terminal outside of TSA and the airline gates, please file a lost & found claim with WCAA Police.

Where is United Airlines drop off for passengers?

Asked by Linda Seyfarth Ward - Sat, 12 February

Passengers for United Airlines can be dropped off by parking inside the short-term parking lots or they can be dropped off curbside outside of the terminals. 


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Detroit Metropolitian Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, it is also referred to as Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or just DTW.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines.
The airport is 20.4 miles from downtown Detroit, MI, US
Passengers are permitted to sleep in the airport. It remains open 24 hours a day and visitors can stay inside overnight. We also recommend these awesome DTW Airport layover ideas.
Being one of the busiest airports in the US, you can fly to many cities from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Check out our direct flights page to see where you can fly from the airport.