Passenger Traffic Grows at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Tops 25 million at the three-quarter mark

News Releases
Oct 30

DETROIT (October 30, 2015) September passenger traffic at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) rose 3.8% to 2,768,943; bringing the total number of passengers who have flown in or out of the airport to more than 25 million for the first three-quarters of 2015.

With the exception of February, the airport has posted increases every month this year. Year-to-date, total passenger traffic has increased 1.8% according to preliminary statistics released today by Wayne County Airport Authority’s (WCAA’s) Department of Financial Planning and Analysis.

“A solid increase in September follows robust gains in July and August,” said WCAA CEO Thomas Naughton. “The addition of new service on existing carriers and the introduction of new airlines is resulting in more travel opportunities for our customers.”

September increases were posted in both the McNamara Terminal, used by hub carrier Delta Air Lines and partners, and the North Terminal, utilized by ten other scheduled passenger airlines.

Airport management expects total passenger traffic for year-end 2015 to exceed 2014’s 32.5 million—the equivalent of three times the population of the State of Michigan.

Michael Conway
Erica Donerson
Vice President, Communications and External Affairs
Wayne County Airport Authority
Lisa Gass
Media Relations Manager
Wayne County Airport Authority