Airport traffic to increase over continuing spring break season, Airport Authority issues travel tips
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority expect traffic at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) to increase as area schools prepare for spring break. To better equip airport users, the Airport Authority would like to remind and update passengers on parking lot and terminal drive procedures.
Over the last few months, the Airport Authority has made a number of changes to the parking lots in front of the terminal to better serve passengers. All parking lot equipment and software has been updated. This improvement allows Airport Authority staff to have an accurate lot occupancy count and, and alert passengers if specific lots are full. A second pay by credit card only lot has been added, creating an additional 86 parking spaces.
Passengers parking their vehicles at the airport during their trip may park in Short Term parking, Long Term parking or Economy Parking. The rates and locations of each of these unique parking options can be found at www.flyfwa.com under “Parking”.
To make the trip to the terminal easier, FWA offers complimentary shuttle service and baggage assistance to all passengers. To submit a pick-up request, visit www.flyfwa.com and select the “Skycaps/Shuttles” link under the “For Passengers” tab or call the Airport Authority at least 12 hours in advance at 260-458-4017 to schedule a pick-up.
For the safety of all of our passengers, and guests picking up passengers, parking at the curb in front of the terminal building is meant for passengers who are ready to load and unload only. A complimentary Cell Phone Lot is located prior to the terminal building for those waiting to pick-up passengers. Those needing to go into the airport building may park in Short Term Parking, where the first 30 minutes of parking are free. All parking areas can be found on the FWA parking map.
In addition to parking, there are a few other tips to be aware of in order to reduce spring break travel related stress.
Mobile boarding passes may be used for all airlines operating at FWA. To retrieve a mobile boarding pass, simply download the airline’s mobile app and take a screenshot of the boarding pass once a flight is available for check-in. Individual airline travel information can be found on their websites. Listed below are the official app names and websites for FWA’s airlines:
- Allegiant: Allegiant2Go/www.allegiantair.com
- American Airlines: American/www.aa.com
- Delta Air Lines: Fly Delta/www.delta.com
- United Airlines: United/www.united.com
The check-in time for all airlines is 24 hours prior to departure for mobile device users and those printing their boarding pass at home. Those wishing to check-in at the airport may do so 90 minutes prior to departure for American, Delta, and United flights and two hours prior to departure for Allegiant flights.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all carry-on liquids be 3.4 ounces or less and placed in a single, one-quart plastic bag. That plastic bag should be made easily accessible, as it will need to be removed from the carry-on bag and screened separately. All passengers are permitted to bring one carry-on bag measuring 14” x 22” x 9” and one personal item such as a purse or backpack. The TSA also requires all passengers over 18 to show valid identification in order to travel. This includes any government-issued photo ID. A full list of permitted carry-on items and acceptable identification may be found at www.tsa.gov.
The Airport Authority reminds passengers that the four airlines operating at FWA do not have local phone numbers at their ticket counters. Passengers needing assistance with ticketing, baggage, or customer service should visit www.flyfwa.com and select the “Airlines/Booking” tab for full airline contact information.
Above all else, the Airport Authority wishes everyone flying out of FWA a happy, safe and relaxing spring break!
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 12 cities on four airlines. In 2016, FWA served 727,896 passengers –the seventh year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.