Guide to Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW) is the primary international airport located in Romulus, Michigan, Detroit suburb. The airport is regarded not only as the busiest airport of Michigan but also as one of the largest airline hubs within the United States. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport was considered the 18th busiest airport both in 2013 and 2016. Metro Airport serves the areas of Metropolitan Detroit, Ohio, Toledo, Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario in Canada. The airport provides flights to over 140 destinations. More

Detroit city

Romulus that is a suburban area of Metro Detroit is located in Wayne County of the Michigan state in the United States. The official town organization took place in 1835, after the first settler, Samuel Polyne, arrived there in 1826. The city was incorporated as a separate administrative municipality in 1970. The total area of the city is approximately 93.14 square kilometers, 92.23 square kilometers of which are covered by land and the rest of 0.91 square kilometers by water. Romulus is located 201 meters above the sea level. More

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General

Services

The airport ensures to provide the sense of comfort to all that are visiting it, therefore, the services that are available there include: Wi-Fi that is available through the whole terminal of the airport. The one shall choose the 'Detroit Airport Wi-Fi' network. The Restrooms are located across all of the floors of both terminals at the airport. The drinking fountains and Bottle Filling Stations are available there as well.

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Transfers

The Terminal-to-Terminal Shuttles connect McNamara and North Terminals. The buses depart every 10 minutes from the Ground Transportation Center and Westin Hotel entrance. The Robert Q. Airbus provides shuttle rides to Southern Ontario as well. In addition to that, several hotels located nearby the airport provide their shuttle services free of charge; however, that might be pre-discussed with the hotel administration in advance.

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Hotels

There are some hotels available near the airport, those include:
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport located at 2501 Worldgateway Place, Romulus, MI 48242, United States of America is only 0.9 kilometers away from the airport.

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Location

Detroit Metro Airport is located in Romulus, Michigan, that is situated 18 miles or 29 kilometers southwest from Detroit city center. The address of the airport is l-94 exit 198 William Rogell Drive, Detroit, MI 48242, United States. The airport might be accessed through Interstate 94 or I-94 from Merriman Road - Exit 198, that will allow reaching the North Terminal. To access the McNamara Terminal, the one shall drive through Interstate 275 or I-725 from Eureka Road.

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History

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW) was initially planned to be built in 1927. Later, in 1928, a $2-million bond was granted by the county board of commissioners to purchase a 2.6-square-kilometer land that is located at the northeastern boundary of the current airport area. The construction of the terminal building was finished by 1929, and the first landing took place on February 22, 1930. During 1931-1945, the airport hosted the air force militia of the State of Michigan - Michigan Air National Guard - operations and was named as Romulus Field. The airfield became the Detroit's main airport and was named Detroit-Wayne Major Airport in 1947. Meanwhile, to increase the efficiency of the airport, three new runways 3L/21R and 9L/27R, and 4R/22L were built in 1950. In 1958, the airport was officially included in the list of American airports that received new long-range radar equipment. That allowed the airbase to become the first airport in the United States that may host jet airliners. That year the South or L.C. Smith terminal was constructed, and the airport was given its current name. The North Terminal or the Davey Terminal was opened for the public's attention in 1966. Later, in 1974, the third terminal or the Michael Berry terminal was opened as well. Additionally, new parallel runway 9R/27L was added to the three existing ones in 1993. The last runway 4L/22R was officially presented in December 2001. Moreover, the McNamara Terminal was opened in 2002. As time went by, the runways' names were changing. Thus, the runway 3/21 became 3L/21R in 1950, 3/21 became 3R/21L, 3R/21L was changed to 3C/21C in 1976, 3C/21C became 3L/21R in 2011 after the splitting into sectors, etc. In 2009, the airport officially started its activity on social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.