The cheapest times to fly from CLT to FWA are

  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 11th
  • December 3rd to February 11th (except the week of December 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CLT to FWA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $665 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $329 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Fort Wayne

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) will usually cost between $337 to $382 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $341. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $414. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $73 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to FWA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CLT to FWA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CLT to FWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to FWA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Fort Wayne, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Charlotte. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $342. Return trip prices are from the FWA to CLT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CLT to FWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 49 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from CLT to FWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 48.85% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 48.85% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to CVG flights

Destination alternative #3: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 12.64% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to TOL flights

Destination alternative #4: Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 14.94% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to LAN flights

Destination alternative #5: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 6.75% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to AZO flights

Destination alternative #6: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 6.03% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See CLT to MDW flights


Flight Hacking CLT to FWA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CLT to FWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (CLT > DTW > FWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $331
  • Average savings: $18 (5.03%)

See CLT to DTW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT to FWA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Fort Wayne International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 460 miles or 740 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CLT to FWA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to FWA flight is about 1 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Fort Wayne, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from CLT to FWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCLT
Origination airport nameCharlotte Douglas International Airport
CityCharlotte, NC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeFWA
Destination airport nameFort Wayne International Airport
CityFort Wayne, IN
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CLT to FWA tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 50% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FWA heading for CLT about 5 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fort Wayne, IN is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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