Three new terminals and at least one fresh new airport are set to open in the United States this fall. With all the news about airlines cutting flights and eliminating service, let’s hope someone will get to enjoy these new facilities.
The new 26-gate North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) opens for business on September 17th. Before airplanes start pulling up to the gates, the airport is hosting a free open house (Sept. 6th) with music, dance, games, a scavenger hunt, and prizes that include “a plane load of gas in gas cards,” airline tickets, and a trip to Disney world. The day before that party (Sept 5) there will be a charity preview event inside the terminal to benefit five local non-profit groups. On tap: dinner, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Quartet and live entertainment.
(DTW North Terminal: courtesy DTW)
Opening elsewhere this fall:
Oct 26: Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU); and
Nov 11, the new Indianapolis International Airport (IND), just down the road from the old one.