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About Detroit Wayne County

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a major airport in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It is Michigan's busiest and most preferred airport.

Detroit is a primary worldwide hub of Northwest Airlines, and is also a hub for its Northwest Airlink partners, Mesaba Airlines, Compass Airlines, and Pinnacle Airlines. It is also a base for Spirit Airlines. Operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, the airport is one of the nation's most recently expanded and modernized airports, with six major runways, three terminals, 153 in-service gates, and an attached Westin Hotel and conference center. The airport's McNamara Terminal Concourse A is the world's second-longest airport terminal building at 1.6 km. It has maintenance facilities capable of servicing and repairing aircraft as large as the Boeing 747.

As of April 2007, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the tenth busiest airport in the United States and the nineteenth busiest airport in the world.

Detroit Metro Airport will be the first U.S. airport to see regular service by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner when it enters service in 2008. Both hub carrier Northwest Airlines and Chinese carrier China Southern Airlines plan to serve the airport with the new aircraft daily by mid-2009. The airport has access to over 130 destinations in Canada, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Michael Berry Terminal

The Berry Terminal, designed by Detroit architect Louis G. Redstone, was the former international terminal at DTW.

Edward H. McNamara Terminal

The following airlines use the McNamara Terminal:

L. C. Smith Terminal

The Smith Terminal, built in 1957, is the oldest of Metro Airport's terminals.


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