Over the past 20 years significant changes have occurred at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW).
The Airport has realized substantial growth in both passengers and aircraft operations.
Passengers have increased from 7.3 million in 1985 to 18.2 million in 2005, an increase of 149%.
Similarly, aircraft operations have increased 42.5% from 366,261 in 1985 to 521,900 in 2005.
In the late 1980ís a major capital development program was undertaken, which resulted in a host of new and expanded facilities.
The construction of the North Terminal Redevelopment Project represents the last major element of that program. The need to define a new plan
for the next 20 years and changes in passenger and baggage processing has resulted in the initiation of this Master Plan Study.
The plan will ensure that DTW continues as a world class hub airport and economic engine for Southeast Michigan.