Michigan International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Detroit Metropolitan Intl. Airport DTW

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Flint - Bishop International Airport FNT
Gerald R. Ford International Airport GRR
Kalamazoo - Battle Creek Intl. Airport AZO
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland - MBS Intl. Airport MBS
Sawyer International Airport SAW
Capital Region International Airport LAN
Regional Airports  
Detroit City Airport DET
Muskegon County Airport MKG
Traverse City - Cherry Capital Airport TVC
   
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Getting to Know Michigan's Airports

There are 236 Michigan airports that can be used by the public. There are also many private airports in Michigan as the state has many avid airmen. The airports in Michigan are heavily frequented and therefore have the latest technology and friendly service to provide their customers with a comfortable flight experience.

Because Michigan is a big state and well connected to global destinations and the rest of the US, it has a huge traffic of people entering and exiting the state every day. There are many international airports in Michigan. They include Bishop International Airport at Flint, Gerald R. Ford International Airport at Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport at Kalamazoo, Sawyer International Airport at Marquette, MBS International Airport at Saginaw and Chippewa County International Airport at Sault Ste. Marie. In addition, there are international general aviation airports such as Coleman A. Young Airport in Detroit, Oakland County International Airport in Pontiac, St. Clair County International Airport and Merillat International Airport.

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    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

    etroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), most often called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or simplyt DTW, is a major international airport in the United States with 4,850 acres in Romulus, Michigan, a Detroit suburb. It is Michigan's busiest airport, and one of the largest airline hubs in the nation.

    DTW is Delta Air Lines' second-largest hub in terms of total operations. DTW serves as the principal gateway to Asia for the Eastern United States for Delta and is also the third-busiest gateway to Europe for the Delta. Additionally, the airport is a major gateway for tourism in metropolitan Detroit and is also one of SkyTeam's major Midwestern hubs

    The current Runway 3L/21R has had four labels. When opened in 1949, it was Runway 3/21. With the opening of the new west side Runway 3L/21R in 1950, the original 3/21 became 3R/21L. When the new east side Runway 3R/21L opened in 1976, it became 3C/21C. With the opening of Runway 4L/22R in December 2001 and the splitting of the field into two sectors (3/21 on the east and 4/22 on the west), Runway 3C/21C was renamed Runway 3L/21R.

    Airlines serving this airport are Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada Express, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Apple Vacations, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, Vacation Express, and WOW air  - List of US Airlines

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport

    Gerald R. Ford International Airport
    Gerald R. Ford International Airport Photo by Gresham Smith
    Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is a commercial airport located in Cascade Township approximately 13 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The airport is owned by the Kent County Board of Commissioners and managed by an independent authority.

    The opened opened as the Kent County Airport and later became Kent County International Airport; The airport was renamed for Gerald R. Ford, the 40th Vice President and the 38th President of the United States in December 1999. Ford was a representative if the Grand Rapids area in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1973.

    GRR has two parallel east–west runways and one north–south runway. Along with cargo and general aviation facilities, the airport has a two-level passenger terminal with two concourses: A has seven gates and B has eight. Runways 8R/26L and runway 17/35 have ILS. In addition, tThe airport has a 5,000-foot general aviation runway north of the main 8R/26L runway. In September of 2017, the airport opened phase one of their Gateway Transformation, a 59,000 square foot addition to the passenger terminal facility that includes a consolidated passenger security screening checkpoint, a new Marketplace with expanded retail and food & beverage offerings, new business centers and lounges.

    Airlines serving this facility are Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and United Express

    Bishop International Airport

    Bishop International Airport
    Bishop International Airport
    Bishop International Airport (FNT) is a commercial and general aviation airport situated in Flint, Michigan. It is named after banker and General Motors board member Arthur Giles Bishop, who gave 220 acres of his farm for the airport in 1928.

    The airport now contains 1,550 acres with two runways: Runway 18/36: 7,848 x 150 ft., Surface: Asphalt/Concrete Runway 9/27: 7,200 x 150 ft., Surface: Asphalt

    FNT Airport at Flint is one of the fastest growing airports in Michigan. It also offers low fares without giving up comfort. The airport has all the amenities to make traveling easier. The airport has a business center, gift shop, lounge with restaurants and video games, shoe store and skycap service. FNT also provides assistance to people with disabilities.

    The airlines operating from this airport are Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection and United Express. You can book tickets for these airlines online and receive special rates and discounts.

    Cherry Capital Airport

    Cherry Capital Airport
    Cherry Capital Airport
    Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) is a public use airport situated two nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Traverse City, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. TVC is jointly owned by Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.

    The Airport was opened in 1969 as Cherry County Airport, which replaced Ransom Field. The airport was subsequently relocated to the Coast Guard Air Station which had opened in 1946. The airport opened with 4 runways, however all but one have been replaced. Remnants of the original runways exist to this day, with some being left abandoned and privately owned.

    The Airport has one concourse with six gates. TVC contains 1,026 acres at an elevation of 624 feet above mean sea level. There are two asphalt paved runways: 10/28 is 6,901 by 150 feet while 18/36 is 5,378 by 150 feet. - List of US Airlines

    Airlines serving this airport are American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Airlines and United Express.

    Capital Region International Airport

    Capital Region International Airport
    Capital Region International Airport Boeing 767-300F - UPS Airlines
    Capital Region International Airport (LAN), previously called Lansing Capital City Airport, is a public, Class C airport situated three miles  northwest of downtown Lansing in DeWitt Township, Michigan. A few areas of the airport are situated in Watertown Township, Delta Township, and the city of Lansing.

    LAN is owned and operated by the Capital Region Airport Authority, made up of an eight-member governing board.

    The airport consists of 2,160 acres with three runways: Runway 10R/28L: 8,506 feet x 150 feet, Surface: Asphalt, grooved, ILS equipped Runway 6/24: 5,003 feet x 120 feet , Surface: Asphalt/Concrete, grooved Runway 10L/28R: 3,601 feet x 75 feet , Surface: Asphalt

    Airlines serving this airport are American Eagle, Delta Connection, Miami Air and United Express

    Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport

    Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
    Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
    Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) is a county-owned public airport located three miles southeast of Kalamazoo, in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. AZO is also approximately 20 miles west of the city of Battle Creek.

    The airport has an Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and a Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON). There is one passenger terminal with five gates. Three major airlines operate flights.  A new terminal designed by Reynolds, Smith & Hills, opened in April 2011, to accommodate additional passenger gates, security lanes, and baggage carousels.

    One of the Checker Cabs (Cab 804) used during production of Taxi is being displayed at the terminal. The, built in 1978 and was loaned to Paramount Television for use in the production of the show. Once the series was cancelled in 1983, the cab was painted blue and became the Checker Motor's First Aid Car. In 2011, The taxi has been restored to its original condition

    Airlines serving this facility are American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express

    MBS International Airport

    MBS International Airport
    MBS International Airport
    MBS International Airport (MBS), situated in Freeland, Michigan, is a commercial and general aviation airport catering the nearby cities of Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw. It provides passenger service from affiliates of Delta Connection and United Express. It was prevoiusly named Tri City Airport or called Freeland Tri-City Airport. The airport was renamed MBS International Airport in 1994 (representative of its IATA airport code) to prevent confusion with other airports with the name "Tri City Airport" throughout the United States.

    MBS International is 3,200 acres with two runways: Runway 5/23: 8,002 ft. × 150 ft , Surface: Asphalt Runway 14/32: 6,400 ft. × 150 ft , Surface: Asphalt

    At one time, the third busiest airport in Michigan, MBS has lost air service and passenger numbers. One big reason for this is the low-cost competition at close by Bishop International Airport in Flint, which has more flights to more destinations with often less expensive fares.

    Delta Connection and United Express are the airlines serving this airport.

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