The greater Detroit region is home to several airports that provide passenger and cargo flights to a host of domestic and international destinations. Airports farther afield in Windsor, Ontario, as well as Toledo, Ohio, and Flint, Michigan, give Detroit area residents more choices that may let travelers cut travel time, save money and fly with just a little less stress.
01 of 08
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 provides services to 160 domestic and international destinations.
While several major airlines operate out of Detroit Metro Airport, including Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines, it's Delta Air Lines that offers the largest number of flights to domestic and international destinations. The airport also serves plenty of cargo and charter flights.
02 of 08
Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint bills itself as having the “lowest average airfares in Michigan.” The airport passenger terminal received a massive renovation in 2012 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.
03 of 08
Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN) dates back to 1929. It's grown to include nine gates used by Delta, United and Sun Country Airlines. Destinations served by the three airlines include Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and even includes nonstop service to Cancun, Mexico, to allow locals to escape the freezing winters. The airport also provides cargo, corporate, and general aviation services.
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05 of 08
Prior to 2003, Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET), located 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.
Now 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.
06 of 08
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 and 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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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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Windsor International Airport (YQG) in Ontario, Canada, is a growing airport and 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.