|Coleman A. Young International Airport
Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport
Detroit City Airport
|IATA: DET – ICAO: KDET – FAA LID: DET|
|Owner||City of Detroit|
|Elevation AMSL||626 ft / 191 m|
|Sources: Airport and FAA|
Coleman A. Young International Airport (IATA: DET, ICAO: KDET, FAA LID: DET), also known as Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport and formerly known as Detroit City Airport, is a public use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) northeast of the central business district of Detroit, in Wayne County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by the City of Detroit.
The airport was once served by Southwest Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines which left after less than one year of service. Spirit Airlines planned service to the airport using McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 aircraft in 1995, but the service never began. Pro Air, a commercial passenger airline, was based at the airport and grounded by the FAA due to poor maintenance performance. The airport currently has no scheduled passenger airline service.
The airport's passenger terminal is also operated by the US Customs department, which serves private and cargo airplanes.
The 53,000-square-foot (4,900 m2) passenger terminal includes space for restaurants, retail concessions, car rental facilities, airline offices, baggage pick-up and claim areas, boarding areas and passenger lounges. The airport has three 1,000 space parking lots.
The following airlines served Detroit City Airport:
DET was Detroit's airline airport until 1946-47 when almost all airline flights moved to Willow Run. The March 1939 Official Aviation Guide shows 13 weekday departures on American, 10 on Pennsylvania Central and one on Marquette. The June 1946 OAG shows 100 weekday departures on Pennsylvania Central, American, United, Northwest, Eastern, TWA, C&S and Michigan Central.
Coleman A. Young International Airport covers an area of 264 acres (107 ha) at an elevation of 626 feet (191 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 15/33 is 5,090 by 100 feet (1,550 m × 30 m) and 7/25 is 4,025 by 100 feet (1,227 m × 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 77,571 aircraft operations, an average of 212 per day: 88% general aviation and 11% air taxi and 1% military. At that time there were 97 aircraft based at this airport: 84% single-engine, 11% multi-engine, 4% jet and 1% ultralight.
Coordinates: 42°24'32" N 83°0'37" W
Wikimapia - Detroit City Airport
Until around 1965 the airport boasted a gas tank 330 ft tall at 42.40817N 83.00926W NAD83, less than 630 ft west of the centerline of runway 15/33.
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