Fort Wayne International Airport
Fort Wayne International Airport

For Passengers

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we thank you for making Fort Wayne International Airport a part of your travel plans. 

Air travel from FWA saves time and eliminates the hassles often experienced at larger airports. With four airline carriers providing nonstop flights to nine destinations and connections to every major market in the world, Fort Wayne International Airport is the convenient way to travel. 

Before planning your trip, consult our frequently asked questions and travel tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Travel Tips

Traveling can be stressful, especially with all of the various rules and regulations out there today. So to continue taking our service to a whole new altitude, we have compiled the following list of Travel Tips to help you travel easily through FWA.

Packing your Carry-on Bag

Packing your Carry-on Bag

Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers - a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes,…

When to Arrive

When to Arrive

All airlines strongly encourage passengers to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before their…

3-1-1 Rule

3-1-1 Rule

Follow the 3-1-1 rule for liquids in carry-ons: 3.4 ounces or less bottles for liquids…

Carry-on Restrictions

Carry-on Restrictions

Limit your carry-on items to one carry-on bag plus one personal item, such as a laptop computer,…

FAQs

We are pleased to provide a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about the airport for your reference.  Not finding the information you need?  Simply contact us, and we would be happy to assist you!

How early should I arrive at the airport before my flight?

Due to the ease of traveling from FWA, it is only necessary to arrive at the airport 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. (If you are flying Allegiant, they recommend 2 hours prior to departure.) Please note, all ticket counters at FWA close ½ hour prior to departure. If you plan to check your bags or need to check in with a ticket agent, you must arrive early enough to do this before the ticket counter closes.

  • American is open 4:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Delta/United is open 4:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Allegiant - varies  *Allegiant Counter closes 40 minutes before flight departures
What are the fees to check my luggage?

Each airline sets the price for checked bag fees, and fees may vary based on the weight, size, and number of bags. Contact the airline you are flying for the most up-to-date baggage fees. You may also reference this chart from SmarterTravel.com for a cost estimate.

Are there places to eat and shop at the airport? Are these places pre or post-security?

Samuel Adams Brewhouse and Seattle’s Best Coffee are available on both sides of the security checkpoint and offer a full bar and menu options. For additional information about dining options at FWA, please contact First Class Concessions at 260-747-4189.

Hours of Operation:

Seattle’s Best Coffee               5:00 a.m. - last outbound flight of the day
Samuel Adams Brewhouse     5:00 a.m. - last outbound flight of the day

The gift shop at FWA is available pre-security only and has a wide variety of travel products and gift items. The gift shop also features small boutique areas for Vera Bradley and DeBrand Fine Chocolates. On the secured side of the airport, you can visit the Fort Wayne Marketplace, which features a small assortment of gifts and other travel items.