DETROIT (March 6, 2023) – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) has earned the 2022 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for “Best Airport of 25 to 40 million passengers in North America.” Presented by Airports Council International (ACI), this recognition is one of the highest honors in the aviation industry. DTW shares this title with Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The ASQ initiative is unique as the industry’s only global benchmarking program measuring customer satisfaction while passengers are still at the airport. Implemented at nearly 400 airports worldwide, this year’s results recognize the top 20% of airports in each category as selected by their passengers.
“Our entire team at Detroit Metropolitan Airport is responsible for DTW receiving this honor, our third ASQ Award since 2018,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “We’ve listened to customer feedback and developed action plans for improvement. Everyone played a role, including our Airport Authority staff, airlines, janitorial staff, Customs & Border Protection, TSA, concessionaires, and more. It’s encouraging to know our customers have noticed our efforts. We are grateful and remain dedicated to exceeding expectations at DTW.”
Customers rated DTW high for wait times at the security checkpoints and border/passport control areas, as well as the courtesy of the staff in those locations. Customers also acknowledged the increased and improved signage throughout the airport, high cleanliness standards, as well as various services.
“Putting the traveler at the center is more important than ever, and it is the way forward,” said ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira. “We are proud of the team at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for winning the Airport Service Quality Award. This shows that the whole airport community has come together to put the passenger first.”
Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been a proud participant in the ASQ benchmarking process since 2006. Prior to the 2022 award, DTW was recognized as best in North America in 2020 and 2018.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed more than 28 million passengers in 2022. As one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs, DTW offers service from 13 scheduled passenger airlines. Michigan’s largest airport offers approximately 800 flights per day to and from more than 125 nonstop destinations on three continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport earned Airports Council International’s 2020 and 2022 Airport Service Quality Award for Best Airport by Size and Region (25 to 40 million passengers per year in North America). DTW also received the highest score among mega airports in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with the airport they traveled through and scored the highest in the security check and terminal facilities factors. Visit jdpower.com/awards for details. DTW is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations. Visit www.metroairport.com for more information.