Fly Away With 8 Major Airports Serving Detroit and the Region

They supersize your options for passenger and cargo flights.

The greater Detroit region is home to several airports that provide both passenger and cargo flights to a host of domestic and international destinations. Airports farther afield in Windsor, Ontario; Toledo, Ohio; and Flint, Michigan, give Detroit area residents even more airport choices that can help folks cut travel time, save money and fly with just a little stress. Look into your options; you might find an airport that suits you better than your current go-to.

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    Type: Domestic and international hub
    Two Passenger Terminals: Food, drink, shops, rental cars and attached hotel

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is located in Romulus, Michigan, just southeast of the I-94 and I-275 interchange. Detroit Metro, the shorthand for this major regional transportation nexus, is one of the nation's largest airports. It has six runways, two major terminals with attached parking structures and 145 gates, and it provides transportation to 160 domestic and international destinations.

    While several major airlines operate out of Detroit Metro Airport, including Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines offers the largest number of flights, to both national and international destinations. The airport also serves plenty of cargo and charter flights.

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    Type: Business, economical
    Passenger Terminal: Lounge, business center, food, arcade and rental cars

    Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint is located near several freeways and bills itself as having the “lowest average airfares in Michigan.” The airport has a state-of-the-art passenger terminal and is designed for easy in-and-out access. It also hosts flights for several major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United Airlines.

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    Type: Regional
    Passenger Terminal: Gift shops, food, rental cars and business center

    Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN) dates to 1929. These days it has nine gates used by Delta, United and Sun Country Airlines. Destinations served through the three airlines include Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., as well as nonstop service to Cancun, Mexico, with Apple Vacations, which calls itself America's "No. 1 tour operator." The airport also provides cargo, corporate and general aviation services.

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    Type: Regional
    Passenger Terminal: Rental cars, food court, play area and a gift shop–snack bar area

    The Toledo Express Airport hosts two major airlines with domestic passenger service. American Airlines – American Eagle provides nonstop service to Chicago O'Hare, while Allegiant Air offers nonstop flights to locations in Florida. The airport serves cargo flights as well.

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    Type: Regional
    Passenger Terminal: Lounge, restrooms and rental cars

    Prior to 2003, Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET), located just six miles northeast of downtown Detroit, was known as Detroit City Airport. Dating to the early days of commercial flight, in 1927 it became the Detroit area's first regional airport.

    These days, the airport has commercial, corporate and private operations. It operates two runways and a passenger terminal with two short-term parking lots. AvFlight Detroit City is the FBO service provider for Detroit.

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    Type: Cargo and passenger charter
    Passenger Services: Rental cars

    Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, has four runways and provides services for 65,000 cargo, corporate and general aviation operations a year. It is the fourth largest airport in Michigan. It was originally home to some of the region's first passenger airlines before they moved to Detroit Metro in the 1950s.

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    Type: Charter and private air
    Passenger Services: Car rental

    Ann Arbor Municipal Airport is located just south of I-94. It has one runway and serves 57,000 operations per year, including public, business and medical flights.

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    Type: Mainly commuter flights
    Passenger Terminal: Cafe and bar

    Windsor International Airport (YQG) in Ontario, Canada, is a steadily growing airport. Its YQG airport identifier stands for Your Quick Getaway. Major airlines—Air Canada, Porter Airlines, WestJet, Sunwing—provide just that: quick commuter flights to Toronto, as well as seasonal service to Cuba. The airport is one of only eight in all of Canada. In addition to passenger service, it also hosts cargo flights.