The cheapest times to fly from DTW to FWA are

  • June 4th to July 15th (except the week of June 11th)
  • August 13th to September 2nd
  • October 29th to April 29th (except the weeks of November 26th, December 3rd, December 17th, February 5th, March 12th, March 19th, April 9th, and April 16th)

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 DTW to FWA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $227 for Monday flights during early to mid September, or as low as $141 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Fort Wayne

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) will usually cost between $141 to $187 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid September, with an average price of $172. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $31 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $153 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to FWA flight.

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

DTW to FWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to FWA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.74, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $26 (15%) 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 $142. Return trip prices are from the FWA to DTW 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 DTW 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 13 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW 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 Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 128 miles or 206 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to FWA flight is about 1 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Fort Wayne, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from DTW to FWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

Return Airport

Destination code FWA
Destination airport name Fort Wayne International Airport
City Fort Wayne, IN
Country the United States
Latitude 41
Longitude -85.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to FWA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FWA heading for DTW about 12 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fort Wayne, IN is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 12 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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