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A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:28 am

I hate to post this as a topic, but it has been driving me nuts the last couple of days.

When Southwest Airlines started serving Detroit, what airport was served first - Detroit Metro or Detroit City.

If I was a betting man (which I am) I would bet...DTW...but it would be a very small bet.

Thanks in advance.
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:31 am

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.
 
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:51 am

Now that Northwest has their own exclusive terminal away from the rest of DTW...you think that Southwest might expand at DTW, making use of those extra gates? Or is that just not in the cards...
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:54 am

Most all the gates where Northwest used to be have been torn down. There's supposed to be a remodel going on there too I've heard
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:01 am

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.
 
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:04 am

WN was in DTW long before DET.
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:14 am

From what I can find WN was at DET from 1988-1993. Were they at DTW prior to 1988?
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:19 am

I believe they came into DTW in 1986 or 1987 at the latest.
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RE: A Simple Question About WN And Detroit

Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:21 am

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.