Bishop International Airport
Bishop International Airport (FNT) is situated just four miles (7km) from Flint, Michigan. Despite its capacity to receive international flights, it gets most of its air traffic from within the United States, and a few flights from nearby Canada. Many passengers choose to fly through smaller airports for a more personal experience, and because small airports generally levy less added-on taxes and fees, and allow for quicker boarding and disembarking times. Bishop International Airport is just such an airport. If you have some time to kill while waiting for your flight, Joe's Shoe Shine service at Bishop International Airport is highly recommended. Sit down on one of the comfy chairs and let the staff at Joe's give your shoes 'the best shine this side of the Mason Dixon Line'. It's a fun place to relax and get tips on tourist attractions and things to do in and around Flint.
The airport is located four miles (7km) from Flint, Michigan.
Getting to the city
Flint's Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) operates buses between the airport and the downtown bus depot on Route 11. The service to and from the airport is available roughly every 30 minutes between 6am and 6pm on weekdays, with a slightly more limited schedule until about 10pm on weekdays and on weekends. The buses stop outside the terminal building and fares start at $1.75, which can be paid in cash on the bus (exact change is required).
Local time is GMT -5 (GMT -4 between 13 March and 6 November)
Rental car companies at the airport include National, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz.
Taxi companies that operate from Bishop International Airport include Hey! Taxi, The Lions Share, and International Cab. The airport is quite centrally located within Flint, and the metered taxis are available from just outside the terminal.
Public telephones, ATMs, a lost and found, a business centre, meeting rooms, disabled facilities, a shoeshine service, an information desk, a range of shops, and restaurants are provided at the airport.
Short-term parking costs $2 for 30 minutes, up to a daily maximum of $20 per day. Long-term parking is a cheaper option, with rates starting at $2 per hour, then $8 per day and $56 per week. There is also an economy parking lot, which offers the cheapest parking rates: charges start at $2 per hour and range up to $6 per day and $36 per week. The economy parking lot is connected to the airport by a free shuttle service that runs every five minutes.
Flights to Bishop International Airport can be booked on a number of airlines, including AirTrans, Delta, Continental, Comair, Pinnacle Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and Mesaba Airlines. The most popular route in and out of Bishop International Airport is between Detroit and Flint, but there are numerous flights to Bishop International Airport from Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Tampa and Minneapolis.
Bishop International Airport offers free wifi access throughout the terminal building.
The airport has a free business centre, offering power points for cell phones and other electronic devices (own charger essential); as well as a photocopy machine and individual computer work stations. The airport also has conference facilities and meeting rooms.
Bishop International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.