Fort Wayne Airport Expansion

Giving YOU the best airport experience at FWA

Serving Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) works to position itself as the region's airport of choice. Fort Wayne International Airport is serviced by four airlines; American, Delta, United, and Allegiant. Those airlines provide routes to 12 non-stop destinations and over 350 connections worldwide - getting you anywhere in the world that you need to go from your own backyard! Whether you are a frequent flyer or haven't checked in with the airport in a while, there are many things happening around FWA.

One of the most exciting things currently going on at FWA is the planning of the airport's upcoming terminal expansion project. FWA just celebrated its 9th year of consecutive growth in outbound passengers - and just broke an all-time record for passenger traffic for the third consecutive year at the end of 2018. To accommodate the community's growth, FWA is in desperate need for an expansion for passengers as well as larger aircraft. IN 2017 FWA completed a Terminal Area Concept Plan (TAP). From that, airport personnel identified a portion of work that will be incorporated into Phase 1 of the project, which will be assigned to the architect. Phase 1 will include expansions to the 1st and 2nd floor of the terminal. The 1st floor expansion includes additional circulation around the airline ticket counters and a new outbound baggage system. The 2nd floor will have expanded holding room space and an additional jet bridge. In all, it is estimated that Phase 1 of the terminal expansion project will renovate approximately 30,000 square feet of existing space and add an additional 25,000 square feet to the terminal building.

Passengers will enjoy additional space at the airline ticket counters when checking in for their flights, as well as more space in the gate area as they wait to board their fight. Modernization of the terminal, as well as updated finishes, furnishings, and signage throughout the airport will also be of benefit to those utilizing FWA. The terminal expansion project also has the opportunity to help boost efforts to obtain new air service. Investing in the terminal building shows that the community supports the airport and that the Northeast Indiana region is growing, and residents are utilizing FWA. The terminal expansion will also allow for the necessary space for larger aircraft to fly in and out of the airport.

In addition to the terminal expansion project, there are a number of other exciting improvements at FWA. The airport's terminal entrance road project was completed at the end of 2018, and introduced a new entrance leading up to the main terminal building and all parking lots. With 9 years of consecutive passenger growth, as well as plans for the terminal expansion, FWA officials recognized the need to improve the terminal entrance. The new road has created a better flow of traffic for arriving passengers, as well as airport visitors.

In November 2018 the airport introduced Valet Parking Service. The introduction of Valet Parking at the airport continues airport staff's focus on delivering exemplary customer service to passengers and the community. Passengers simply pull their vehicle to the designated Valet Parking location along the curb and provide the attendant with their flight information. FWA will also see improvements take to the skies as Delta Air Lines introduces 76-seat, dual class, CRJ-900 aircraft to FWA beginning May 1, 2019 on select non-stop Atlanta flights. The upgauged option will be available for flights Sunday through Friday, with Saturday being the only day that increased capacity will not be offered. The flight times for the CRJ-900 aircraft will be the 11:07 a.m. departing flight from FWA to ATL, and the 8:50 a.m. arriving flight from ATL to FWA.

Not only will the larger aircraft create a little more room to stretch your legs on your 2-hour flight to or from Atlanta, but it will also introduce dual-cabin service to the route - a request many passengers have made. Larger aircraft also creates more seats available, meaning that there is more capacity for a higher volume of passengers to enjoy. Atlanta doesn't have to be your final destination to take advantage of the upgauged aircraft - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves as a Delta hub airport with many opportunities for connecting.

In addition to improvements to the passenger experience, there is fun to be had at the airport this summer as the 122nd Fighter Wing hosts the 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show in June! The 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show sill take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing Base. This year's air show will be headlined by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds who return to the Summit City after headlining the 2016 Fort Wayne Air Show. In addition to the Thunderbirds, there will be a number of military, comedic, aerobatic, and stunt performers that will fly high throughout the Air Show. There will also be static displays and exhibits to explore on the ground. The 2019 Fort Wayne air Show is free and open to the public.

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