Finishing touches at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) North terminal

The new North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) will open for business on September. 17th, but airport officials are already showing it off.

Last Friday there was VIP Preview and Charity Benefit for about 1,000 guests with the proceeds going to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, First Step, The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Traveler’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Detroit.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 6, the airport held an open house. More than 10,000 people showed up.

No doubt lots of those folks wanted to see the new terminal, but I bet some people came for the live entertainment, the games, and for the chance to win a plane load of gas in gas cards, a trip to Walt Disney World, round trip airline tickets and other prizes.

Right now the new North Terminal is still called simply the new North Terminal. Naming rights for the building have been up for auction – but it seems that so far there are no takers.

When it opens, the new North Terminal will be used by Air Canada, American Airlines, AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, USA 3000, and charter airlines. Northwest Airlines and SkyTeam(TM) partners AeroMexico, Air France, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, will remain in the McNamara Terminal.