DTW is a large airport located in Romulus, Michigan, but owned and operated by Wayne County. Romulus is a suburb in Detroit. There are very few people who know details or care about knowing details about airports, and as such, very few know that DTW has a surface larger than 7,072 acres, making it one of the largest in the country.
When walking into this airport you’ll first have to figure out which of the two terminals is yours, and then find your gate out of the 145 available gates. The two terminals have been named in order to help travelers recognise them easier. The terminals’ names are Edward McNamara Terminal and North Terminal. The former is usually referred to as the McNamara Terminal and opened only in 2002, and Delta airlines is using it in exclusivity. Before that year, the airport was using the Davey Terminal that became too old for operations.
The North Terminal is even younger than the McNamara Terminal, as it opened in 2008. This new terminal took over the operations handled previously by the Berry and Smith Terminals.
The features standing out the most are the airports 6 runways and a hotel which allows passengers forced to spend the night here, be more comfortable. The hotel is connected to the McNamara Terminal, and it has a rating of 4 stars. Usually people who don’t plan on departing are not allowed to just leisure around in the airports. Guests of this hotel can obtain a special pass that allows them to access the shops beyond the security screening. Those who obtain the pass and plan on using it must pass through the security checkpoint just like the rest of the passengers.It is interesting to learn that Delta flew with most international travelers to Amsterdam, in 2012. The same, the next most demanded destination was towards Tokyo, but they counted up to a third of the demands for Amsterdam.