The cheapest times to fly from MSP to FWA are

  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of October 8th, November 19th, November 26th, and 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 MSP to FWA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $400 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Fort Wayne

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Fort Wayne, IN (FWA) will usually cost between $204 to $362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $239. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $337. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $98 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $275 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to FWA flight.

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

MSP to FWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to FWA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $62 (20%) 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 $246. Return trip prices are from the FWA to MSP 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 MSP 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 51 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 MSP to FWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 25.68% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to MDW flights

Destination alternative #2: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 23.13% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to DTW flights

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

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 9.29% less expensive than FWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to TOL flights

Destination alternative #4: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 3.28% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to AZO flights

Destination alternative #5: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 2.00% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to SBN flights

Destination alternative #6: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from FWA
  • Usually 1.09% less expensive than FWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to CMH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSP 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 Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 487 miles or 784 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to FWA flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Fort Wayne, IN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 95 available flights from MSP to FWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSP
Origination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2

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 MSP to FWA tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 13% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave FWA heading for MSP about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Fort Wayne, IN is about 11 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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