The cheapest times to fly from FWA to DTW are

  • June 11th to July 15th (except the week of June 18th)
  • November 5th to November 25th
  • December 17th to May 13th (except the weeks of December 24th, January 29th, March 19th, March 26th, and April 23rd)

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


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $141 to $184 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September 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 FWA to DTW flight.

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

FWA to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FWA to DTW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fort Wayne. 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 DTW to FWA 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 FWA to DTW 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 FWA to DTW? 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 Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Fort Wayne International Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from FWA to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from FWA to DTW tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DTW heading for FWA about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Detroit, MI is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 18 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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