Fort Wayne International Airport Opens Expanded Terminal

Fort Wayne International Airport in Allen County, Indiana has opened the first major portion of its expanded terminal building as a part of the West Terminal Expansion and Rehabilitation Project.

The expanded terminal includes a new American Airlines ticket counter and check-in area, new American Airlines offices, renovated vestibules, and an updated seating area. The new space features floor to ceiling windows, a raised roof, new  signage, low-profile baggage scales, and the beginning of a cane trail for the visually impaired, which will run through the entire terminal building.

Fort Wayne Airport Terminal Expansion
Fort Wayne’s expanded terminal opened on 24 March 2022
Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports, said:

“We are excited to welcome passengers into the first finished portion of the West Terminal Expansion Project. This will give people a glimpse at what the rest of the terminal will look like as we move toward opening new areas and completing the project. The Airport Authority staff looks forward to passengers enjoying some of the new amenities, as well as the new look of FWA moving forward.”

In addition to the upgraded interior, a portion of the airport’s terminal drive has also opened to allow passengers to be dropped off at the curb.

Fort Wayne Terminal Expansion
Vehicles dropping off passengers will now be able to come in front of the terminal building before being routed through the remaining portion of the temporary terminal drive

The West Terminal Expansion and Rehabilitation Project aims to transform Fort Wayne International Airport into a modernised facility that can meet the region’s growing demands. As the project continues to progress, work is now due to begin on Allegiant Air’s ticket counter space, followed by a spaces for Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.

The West Terminal Expansion is a part of the airport’s Project Gateway, which has also included the Parking Lot Rehabilitation Project, the Rental Car Return Lot Canopy Expansion, the Renewable Solar Energy Project, and the East and West Terminal Apron Improvement Project.

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