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Houghton County Memorial Airport (IATA: CMX, ICAO: KCMX, FAA LID: CMX) is a county owned public use airport located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) southwest of the central business district of Calumet, a village in Houghton County, Michigan, United States.[1] The airport is situated in the unincorporated community of Oneco in Franklin Township, near the village of Calumet on the Keweenaw Peninsula in northwest of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A limited scheduled commercial service is available, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. In addition, Royale Air Service provides a seaplane service to Isle Royale National Park depending on traveler demand.

Houghton County Memorial Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerHoughton County
ServesHancock / Houghton (also Calumet, Laurium and Lake Linden)
LocationOneco, Michigan
Elevation AMSL1,095 ft / 334 m
Coordinates47°10′06″N 088°29′21″W / 47.16833°N 88.48917°W / 47.16833; -88.48917Coordinates: 47°10′06″N 088°29′21″W / 47.16833°N 88.48917°W / 47.16833; -88.48917
CMX is located in Michigan
Location of airport in Michigan
CMX is located in the United States
CMX (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 6,500 1,981 Asphalt
7/25 5,201 1,585 Asphalt
Total passengers (12 months ending May 2019)46,350
Departing Passengers (12 months ending May 2019)23,530
Aircraft operations (2018)16,054
Based aircraft (2019)27
Sources: FAA,[1] Airport website,[2]
Michigan DOT[3]

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[4]


Facilities and aircraftEdit

Former 1934 building in Laurium.

Houghton County Memorial Airport covers an area of 1,996 acres (808 ha) at an elevation of 1,095 feet (334 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 is 6,500 by 150 feet (1,981 x 46 m) and 7/25 is 5,201 by 100 feet (1,585 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2018, the airport had 16,054 aircraft operations, an average of 44 per day: 68% were general aviation, 19% scheduled commercial, 13% air taxi and less than 1% military. In August 2019, there were 27 aircraft based at this airport: 26 single-engine and 1 multi-engine.[5]

Airline and destinationEdit


United Express Chicago–O'Hare


Carrier shares: (June 2018 - May 2019)[6]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Top domestic destinations: (June 2018 - May 2019)[6]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers
1 Chicago, IL O'Hare International (ORD) 23,530

Cargo operationsEdit

FedEx Feeder Milwaukee


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for CMX (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective August 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Houghton County Memorial Airport, official website
  3. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation. Measures of Michigan Air Carrier Demand Archived 2013-01-29 at the Wayback Machine,, Retrieved January 9, 2013
  4. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b "Hancock/Houghton, MI: Houghton County Memorial (CMX)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. May 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.

Other sourcesEdit

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2009-0160) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Ninety-day notice (July 15, 2009): from Mesaba Aviation, Inc. of its intent to discontinue unsubsidized scheduled air service at the following communities, effective October 12, 2009: Paducah, KY; Alpena, MI; Muskegon, MI; Hancock, MI; Sault Ste. Marie, MI; International Falls, MN; Tupelo, MS and Eau Claire, WI.
  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2009-0302) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Memorandum (November 19, 2009): closing out docket DOT-2009-0160 and opening up eight new dockets for the various communities (Alpena, MI; Eau Claire, WI; Hancock/Houghton, MI; International Falls, MN; Muskegon, MI; Paducah, KY; Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Tupelo, MS).
    • Order 2009-10-8 (October 16, 2009): selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc., d/b/a United Express, to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Hancock/Houghton and Muskegon, Michigan, Paducah, Kentucky, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
    • Order 2012-1-24 (January 26, 2012): tentatively re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc. to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) with subsidy rates as follows: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, $1,733,576; Hancock/Houghton, Michigan, $934,156; Muskegon, Michigan, $1,576,067; and Paducah, Kentucky, $1,710,775.
    • Order 2012-2-2 (February 1, 2012): makes final the selection of SkyWest Airlines, Inc., to provide Essential Air Service at Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Hancock/Houghton, Michigan; and Paducah, Kentucky (at Muskegon, the selection of SkyWest was not finalized at this time).
    • Order 2013-10-8 (October 21, 2013): reselecting Delta Air Lines, Inc., to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Pellston and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; and SkyWest Airlines, at Paducah, Kentucky; Hancock/Houghton, and Muskegon, Michigan; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Order also tentatively reselects American Airlines, at Watertown, New York. Hancock/Houghton, Michigan: Docket 2009-0302; Effective Period: January 1, 2014, through January 31, 2016; Service: Fourteen (14) nonstop round trips per week to Chicago O'Hare (ORD); Aircraft Type: CRJ-200; Annual Subsidy: $690,976.

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