Yes, DTW is reborn ... And its about f--king time!
The new midfield terminal will house Northwest, its communters and code share partners, including (I'm almsot certain) Continental. International airlines will also use the new terminal, e.g. British Airway, Lufthansa, KLM, Royal Jordanian. It was supposed to open this December, but NW didn't want any potential transition problems or bugs during the busy holiday season, so they pushed the opening up to January. Smart move ... They learned from Denver!
Essentailly, the present day DTW gate infrastructure will be completely gone soon, including the Berry International Terminal. And thank God for that! DTW will surely be the best of the best. The new terminal has over 90 gates, a "Vegas style" water fountain, a posh Westin hotel (to open later), an 11,000 space parking garage ... and lots of retail and restaurant space. There is also an additional runway that will open with the new terminal: Runway 22R/4L Now, Detroit has three sets of parelles: 21, 22, and 27 For all you spotters, the top of the new parking structure is going to be fantastic place for spotting movements on the 21 parellels ... great view!
I'm counter the days ... less than 5 months to go!