Updated February 2015

Delta is the largest carrier at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, offering customers 420 peak-day departures to 129 nonstop destinations. With nonstop service to Shanghai and Beijing, China; Seoul-Incheon, South Korea; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Detroit has emerged as a major gateway to Asia for Delta.

Detroit Statistics February 2015
Peak-day Departures 420
Destinations Served 129
International Destinations Served 23
Central/South America/Caribbean 11
Europe/Middle East 4
Asia/Pacific 5
Sky Clubs 4


  • Delta began serving Detroit Metropolitan Airport in 1959.  Delta's service at Detroit effectively dates to June 1, 1945 when merger partner Chicago & Southern Airlines began service at Willow Run Airport.  Detroit became a hub for Delta in 2008 after a merger with Northwest Airlines.  The airport became a major hub following Northwest’s merger with Republic Airlines in 1986.
  • The Edward H. McNamara Terminal World Gateway at Detroit has been praised worldwide as a model for airport convenience, efficiency and comfort.


  • The Detroit hub offers customers nonstop service to 23 international destinations across Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Detroit's status as a major gateway to Asia is thanks to its strategic geographic position for millions of customers who travel between the U.S. East Coast and Asia.
  • In October 2010, Delta connected Detroit and South American for the first time, with new nonstop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • In July 2011, Delta launched nonstop service between Detroit and Beijing, China, complementing existing service to Shanghai.

Other Facts

  • Delta’s Detroit World Gateway contains 121 gates in three concourses with same-terminal international and domestic connections, 1.5 miles of moving walkways, two 200-passenger indoor trams and a 400-room onsite hotel.
  • Detroit is geographically located for efficient traffic flows from the United States to Asia and Europe.


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