Allegiant Air offers flights to more destinations than any other airline that operates from Fort Wayne International Airport. Allegiant, which has its headquarters in Enterprise, Nevada, offers several different flights to the state of Florida. Destinations that it serves include Orlando’s Sanford Airport, Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Florida, and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in unincorporated Pinellas County. Like all commercial airlines that fly out of Fort Wayne International Airport, Allegiant operates from the airport’s Lieutenant Paul Baer Terminal.
Allegiant is responsible for carrying passengers to the fifth and sixth most popular destinations from Fort Wayne. The airline carries approximately 20,000 passengers to St. Petersburg each year, and it carries about 18,000 passengers to Orlando-Sanford Airport annually. The airline also offers flights to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on a seasonal basis. Approximately 3,000 passengers use the airline for this particular flight each year.
American Airlines offers service to Chicago’s O’Hare airport as well as Dallas/Fort Worth from Fort Wayne International Airport. These flights are operated through the airline’s American Eagle program. Chicago is the most popular destination for travelers flying from Fort Wayne. About 75,000 passengers fly to Chicago from Fort Wayne International Airport each year, and a large percentage of them use American Airlines. The airline’s flights to Dallas/Fort Worth are the fourth most popular from Fort Wayne. These flights serve approximately 29,000 passengers each year.
Delta Airlines has a significant presence at Fort Wayne International Airport. The airline operates flights to the destinations of Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul from Fort Wayne. These flights are operated by ExpressJet and Pinnacle Airlines. The airline’s flights to Detroit, Michigan, are the second most popular to depart from Fort Wayne with about 61,000 passengers served on an annual basis. Approximately 40,000 passengers use the airline to fly to Atlanta each year, making the city the third most popular destination for travelers flying from Fort Wayne.
United Airlines operates popular flights to Chicago O’Hare from Fort Wayne International Airport. These flights are administered by the airline’s United Express program. SkyWest Airlines is responsible for operating these flights.
Pinnacle Airlines is one of the operators that offers service through the Delta Connection program. The airline has an additional presence at Fort Wayne International Airport because of a maintenance base located on site. This allows the airline to perform service on many of its planes as they pass through the region.