Gogebic-Iron County Airport
|Gogebic-Iron County Airport|
|IATA: IWD – ICAO: KIWD – FAA LID: IWD|
|Serves||Ironwood, Michigan / Ashland, Wisconsin|
|Elevation AMSL||1,230 ft / 375 m|
|Total Passengers||5,081 24%|
|Total Enplanements||2,540 23%|
|Aircraft operations (2011)||5,464|
|Based aircraft (2011)||11|
|Sources: Federal Aviation Administration Michigan DOT|
Gogebic-Iron County Airport (IATA: IWD, ICAO: KIWD, FAA LID: IWD) is a county owned, public use airport located seven nautical miles (8 mi, 13 km) northeast of the central business district of Ironwood, a city in Gogebic County, Michigan, United States. It is mostly used for general aviation, but also sometimes offers scheduled passenger service which is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program, although the airport has been without commercial passenger service since January 31, 2014.
Frontier Express provided service to Rhinelander (RHI), continuing on to Milwaukee (MKE) until March 8, 2012. Great Lakes Airlines began Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) service on March 17, 2012, but this was discontinued on January 31, 2014.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 1,524 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 1,092 enplanements in 2009, and 944 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year).
Facilities and aircraft
Gogebic-Iron County Airport covers an area of 1,180 acres (478 ha) at an elevation of 1,230 feet (375 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,501 by 130 feet (1,982 x 40 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 5,464 aircraft operations, an average of 15 per day: 65% general aviation, 26% scheduled commercial, 9% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 11 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, and 18% ultralight.
Airlines and destinations
- FAA Airport Master Record for IWD ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 10, 2013.
- Michigan Department of Transportation. Measures of Michigan Air Carrier Demand, Michigan.gov, Retrieved February 25, 2013
- DeLuca, Gabriella (February 14, 2012). "Changes for Gogebic-Iron County Airport". UpperMichigansSource.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket Number OST-1996-1266) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2005-5-14: selecting Skyway Airlines, Inc., d/b/a Midwest Connect, to provide essential air service at Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Michigan, Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, and Manistee/Ludington, Michigan, for a two-year period at annual subsidy rates of $602,761, $409,242, and $776,051, respectively ($1,788,054 in total).
- Order 2007-3-21: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized essential air service at Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Michigan, Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, Manistee/Lundington, Michigan, and Escanaba, Michigan for the two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full service. The annual subsidy rates will be set at: $797,885 for Iron Mountain/Kingsford, $799,779 for Ironwood/Ashland, $957,978 for Manistee/Ludington, and $617,415 for Escanaba.
- Order 2008-4-10: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, and Manistee/Ludington, Michigan, utilizing 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft at a combined annual subsidy rate of $3,292,260, for a new two-year term beginning when it inaugurates full service.
- Order 2011-1-16: selecting Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. d/b/a Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin (Ironwood), and Manistee/Ludington, Michigan (Manistee). Service will be provided with 37-seat Embraer 135 aircraft for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter, at a combined annual subsidy rate of $3,082,383.
- Order 2012-3-5: selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. to provide subsidized Essential Air Service (EAS) at Ironwood, Michigan/Ashland, Wisconsin, and Rhinelander, Wisconsin, for a two-year period beginning when the carrier inaugurates full EAS at both communities through the end of the 24th month thereafter. Great Lakes, utilizing 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft, will require annual subsidies of $1,410,250 for Rhinelander and $1,747,326 for Ironwood/Ashland. Chautauqua will continue to utilize 37-seat or substitute 50-seat jet aircraft for a short-term annual subsidy rate of $1,837,638.
- Gogebic-Iron County Airport, official site
- PDF (30.5 KB) from Michigan Airport Directory
- PDF (130 KB) from Wisconsin Airport Directory
- Aerial image as of May 1998 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for IWD, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: