Category Archives: Air Travel

Chippewa International Airport receives marketing report from local college students

planeNew flight destinations may be in store for Chippewa County International Airport following a recent marketing survey.

The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.

12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Read more

Chippewa County airport welcomes back travelers following $3.5 million renovation

Chippewa County Airport. Photo by Marcy Misner.

Chippewa County Airport. Photo by Marcy Misner.

The Chippewa County airport held its unveiling Monday for a $3-and-a-half million runway resurfacing project.

Dignitaries and airport staff hosted an open house to welcome passengers back to the airport.
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Alpena pleads for Delta

By Amanda Harrison

The Alpena Chamber of Commerce is strategizing on how to keep Delta at their airport. This after the airline announced in July that it would be leaving.  

Jackie Krawczak is executive director for the Chamber.  She attended an airport committee meeting Friday in which members decided to hire a consultant to lobby Delta to stay. The committee has sent the suggestion to the finance department.   

“I think while talking with different consultants throughout this process the odds are very slim. Probably the one said maybe a 20 percent chance that we could get them to consider Alpena again. But we might have a better chance if we can extend this process and if we can have more time to put numbers together to show some of the economic development that’s going on in Alpena that’s going to require better service than Alpena to Cleavland.”    

If Delta does not reconsider Krawczak said the bid will go to Gulfstream Airlines.