IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2566 times:
DET. Coleman A. Young lured WN to DET with promises of improved facilities (the runway was too short for a loaded B737 to take off), but they never happened. WN had developed a following in the Detroit market, so they moved to DTW.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 2465 times:
Southwest has expanded somewhat at DTW. They added those seasonal MCO, LAS and I think a PHX flight. I am surprised that they don't have one to BWI yet.
When Northwest moved out of the Davey to the Mac, they did happen to keep part of Concourse C of the Davey, but now they call it part of the Smith since rest of Davey is gone.
Around 1999 or so, there was 6 gate extension added onto Concourse A, I believe that three gates were used by Spirit and 3 were used by Southwest. Spirit moved to Concourse C and I think they have 5-6 gates to themselves now. If I am not mistaken, Southwest has all of the Concourse A extention to themselves now.
Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
Southwest started service to Detroit (DTW) in April, 1987 with DTW - MDW. DTW was the first airport here for WN. I can't recall when DET was started (I believe early '90s), but it didn't last very long at all.