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Central Wisconsin Airport (IATA: CWA, ICAO: KCWA, FAA LID: CWA), referred to as "C-Way", is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Mosinee, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is owned by Marathon County and Portage County.[1] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[2] It is the fifth busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served.

Central Wisconsin Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMarathon and Portage Counties
OperatorCentral Wisconsin Joint Airport Board
ServesWausau, Wisconsin
LocationMosinee, Wisconsin
Time zoneCST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL1,277 ft / 389 m
Coordinates44°46′39″N 089°40′00″W / 44.77750°N 89.66667°W / 44.77750; -89.66667
Websitewww.fly-cwa.org
Maps
FAA Airport Diagram
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CWA is located in Wisconsin
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Location of airport in Wisconsin
CWA is located in the United States
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CWA (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 7,648 2,331 Concrete
17/35 6,501 1,982 Concrete
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2018)12,680
Based aircraft (2019)23
Departing Passengers (12 months ending June 2019)131,000

The airport serves a large swath of Central and North Central Wisconsin including cities such as Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids, as well as several tourism communities. It is 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of Granite Peak Ski Area, located in Rib Mountain State Park.

Facilities and aircraftEdit

 
Panoramic view of facilities

Central Wisconsin Airport covers an area of 1,800 acres (730 ha) at an elevation of 1,277 feet (389 m) above mean sea level. It contains two concrete paved runways: 8/26 measuring 7,648 x 150 ft (2,331 x 46 m) and 17/35 measuring 6,501 x 150 ft (1,982 x 46 m).[1] For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2018, the airport had 12,680 operations, an average of 35 aircraft operations per day: 65% scheduled commercial / air taxi, 34% general aviation and less than 1% military. In September 2019, there were 23 aircraft based at this airport: 16 single-engine, 3 multi-engine, 3 jet and 1 glider aircraft. [3]

In 1997, the terminal was modernized with five new gates, and the highway access was reconstructed.

CWA has T-Hangars for lease or either an individual or corporation can construct their own hangar.[4]

The airport is home to a maintenance base for Endeavor Air.

On 1 September 2012, the airport began a $10 million modernization program, moving the security checkpoints and enlarging the ticket counters to lower passenger congestion. The airport is gaining a geothermal energy system that will reduce utility bills, providing all but 20% of its heating and cooling requirements.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

 
Gate area
AirlinesDestinations
American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare
Delta Connection Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
United Express Chicago–O'Hare

CharterEdit

Numerous charter airlines periodically run charter flights from the airport.

Cargo operationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
FedEx Feeder Madison, Milwaukee
Freight Runners Express Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Rhinelander
Pro Aire Cargo Rhinelander

StatisticsEdit

Carrier shares: (July 2018 – June 2019)[6]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Endeavor Air
127,000(49.18%)
Envoy Air
69,030(26.81%)
Air Wisconsin
57,140(22.19%)
SkyWest
4,090(1.59%)
ExpressJet
560(0.22%)
Busiest domestic routes from CWA (July 2018 – June 2019)[6]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago (O'Hare), Illinois 66,960 American, United
2 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 37,560 Delta
3 Detroit, Michigan 26,050 Delta

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for CWA (Form 5010 PDF), effective September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "AirNav: KCWA - Central Wisconsin Airport".
  4. ^ http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/air/docs/rates-document07.pdf[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Central Wisconsin Passenger Terminal Upgrade". Airport International. July 30, 2012. Archived from the original on August 2, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "RITA BTS Transtats - CWA". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved 13 September 2019.

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