Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Fort Wayne Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
The elderly guard inquired if I had a flight in the morning, after which he said okay and that he’d keep an eye out for me. – Matt
FWA Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Fort Wayne Airport.
What to Expect
Fort Wayne Airport (code: FWA) consists of a small terminal with few services beyond a restaurant, café and gift shop. These services close down after each day’s last scheduled departure, so plan accordingly. WiFi is available and there are plenty of outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.
Where to Sleep
We do not have any recent sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Fort Wayne Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Comfort Suites Fort Wayne – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
- Hampton Inn Ft Wayne Southwest – (10 minutes from the airport). Free airport shuttle is available 7:00AM – 9:00PM (Mon-Thu) and 7:00AM – 3:00PM (Fri). » Check Rates
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Wayne – (12 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 8:00AM – 10:30PM. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Fort Wayne Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.
Airport WiFi / Internet
Free internet is available at the Fort Wayne Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
Business Center – Yes
Children’s Play Areas – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. Locations: throughout the airport.
Currency Exchange – Not available.
Duty Free & Shopping – There is a gift shop on the landside, and Fort Wayne Marketplace located airside.
Food & Drinks – Two dining options are available: Seattle’s Best Coffee and Samuel Adams Brewhouse. Both have landside and airside locations, and all are open from 5:00AM until last flight departure of the day.
Information Desk – If you require assistance stop by the Welcome Center and chat with one of the hospitality hosts who will even offer you a fresh baked cookie!
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Museum – The Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum. Location: Airside. Rate: Tours are free but must be booked in advance.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open 24 hours, however most of the food concessions and shopping options close after the last flight departure.
Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.
Fort Wayne airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The following onsite car rental agencies are located in the baggage claim area: Alamo/National • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • Thrifty.
Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Comfort Suites • Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown at the Grand Wayne Center • Hampton Inn Ft. Wayne Southwest • Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center • Hilton Garden Inn Fort Wayne • Residence Inn Fort Wayne Southwest
Taxis are available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required. Yellow Taxi Cab Company has an office in the baggage claim area.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.