Flying Cheap

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, Mich.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 54.5% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,421,557 passengers embarked on 18,217 regularly scheduled flights. About 46% of departures (carrying 71% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 54% of departures (carrying 29% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - June, 2009 traffic

Click an airline name for safety, codeshare and corporate information.
Click on a column header to sort the list; click a second time to reverse the sort order. Local carriers are not listed below.

Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Northwest Airlines Inc. 6,257 755,660 143.5 84.2 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 5,449 217,365 50 79.8 %
Mesaba Airlines 2,136 74,446 47.7 73.0 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 399 56,569 156.2 90.8 %
Compass Airlines 926 55,629 76 79.0 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 485 47,103 137.0 70.9 %
Spirit Air Lines 336 41,373 151.5 81.3 %
American Airlines Inc. 269 32,293 141.8 84.7 %
US Airways Inc. 236 28,882 141.3 86.6 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 186 19,223 117.5 87.9 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 148 16,652 126.4 89.0 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 93 11,397 125.5 97.7 %
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 262 10,467 51.8 77.1 %
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp 223 9,271 50 83.1 %
GoJet Airlines, LLC d/b/a United Express 152 8,650 66 86.2 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 124 7,902 69.8 91.2 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 166 6,877 50 82.9 %
Comair Inc. 87 4,061 58.9 79.2 %
Trans States Airlines 93 3,624 50 77.9 %
United Air Lines Inc. 32 3,560 176.6 63.0 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 31 1,958 66 95.7 %
PSA Airlines Inc. 4 260 70 92.9 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT

Click on a column header to sort the list; click a second time to reverse the sort order.
TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Romulus,, Mich.
See incident details
2004-02-24 0 0 0
Accident Detroit,, Mich.
See incident details
2008-01-09 0 0 0
Accident Detroit,, Mich.
See incident details
2008-11-13 0 0 1
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010