Last updated: April 26, 2013
Wayne County Airport Authority is working closely with federal agency partners to determine potential impacts of the U.S. federal budget sequestration on air travel to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).
The U.S. Congress has passed new legislation to end Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Controller (ATC) furloughs and restore the nation's air transportation system to full capacity. Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), operator of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Willow Run Airport (YIP), is relieved by that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controller furloughs will soon end, returning our nationís air transportation system to full capacity. However, the Airport Authority remains concerned that legislation approved today is nothing more than a short-term solution that merely pushes air travel delays down the road. Read our full statement on today's announcement.
Additionally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to report minor delays processing arriving international passengers at both terminals. However, average maximum wait times at passport control remain less than 60 minutes.
As always, the Airport Authority strongly recommends that travelers visit their airline's website to check flight status and get the latest updates specific to their itinerary prior to departing for the airport. Please contact your airline directly with specific questions about how sequestration may impact your itinerary.
Additional details and updates regarding possible impacts of sequestration will be posted as new information becomes available.