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This Midwest City Is Home To One Of The Best North American Airports

By Nicole Cord-Cruz


If you were to choose only one airport in the country to fly in and out of, you might want to try Michigan's Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW).
In 2023, DTW appeared on many "Best Airport" lists. In J.D. Power's North America Airport Satisfaction Study, it earned 800 (out of 1,000) points in customer satisfaction.
"I always thought it was exactly what an airport should be: roomy, easy to navigate, with several restaurants and lounges to occupy your time," one Reddit user wrote of DTW.
Numerous TikTok users have touted DTW for its efficiency, and @magduhlin gushed about the McNamara Light Tunnel, which changes lights and plays music as you pass.
Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton attributed these successes to a strategy centered on prioritizing travelers' needs. "We've listened to customer feedback," he noted.
DTW will likely continue to improve. In 2024, it kickstarted a multi-year construction project to renovate its roadways and tunnels and launched a brand-new shuttle service.