Outagamie County Regional Airport

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Outagamie County Regional Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Outagamie County
Serves Appleton, Wisconsin
Location Greenville, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 918 ft / 280 m
Coordinates 44°15′29″N 088°31′09″W / 44.25806°N 88.51917°W / 44.25806; -88.51917Coordinates: 44°15′29″N 088°31′09″W / 44.25806°N 88.51917°W / 44.25806; -88.51917
Website ATWairport.com
ATW is located in Wisconsin
Location of airport in Wisconsin
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 8,002 2,439 Concrete
12/30 6,501 1,982 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 49,710
Based aircraft 69
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Outagamie County Regional Airport (IATA: ATWICAO: KATWFAA LID: ATW) is a county-owned, public-use airport in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. It is the fourth-busiest commercial airport in Wisconsin[1] and is located just west of Appleton, in the town of Greenville,[2] and serves the western Fox Cities.

It is the main base of privately owned regional airline Air Wisconsin and was the original home of Midwest Airlines. Midwest Airlines grew out of Kimberly-Clark subsidiary K-C Aviation. K-C Aviation is now part of Gulfstream Aerospace.[citation needed]

Green Bay's airport, Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon, is approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Outagamie County Regional Airport Covers an area of 1,638 acres (6.63 km2) at an elevation of 918 feet (280 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with concrete surfaces: 3/21 is 8,002 feet (2,439 m) by 150 feet (46 m) and 12/30 is 6,501 feet (1,982 m) by 150 feet (46 m).[1] The airport added a new ground level eight-gate concourse in 2000 and renovated the existing passenger terminal, which was designed by architect Paul W. Powers. The architectural theme was representative of the river flowing through the historic paper manufacturing region.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 49,710 aircraft operations, an average of 136 per day: 55% general aviation, 34% air taxi, 11% scheduled commercial and <1% military. At that time there were 69 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single-engine, 19% multi-engine and 6% jet.[1]

The current terminal was constructed in 1974, with expansions in 1983, 1990, and 1998.[3] The terminal underwent its most extensive renovaton and expansion to date in 2001. Enhancements within this new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) gate area included more spacious seating areas with natural lighting, ambient in floor heating, new passenger paging system, and five aircraft boarding bridges, a 6th gate for larger planes was added later.[4] It cost $10.7 million and was designed by Mead & Hunt, Inc.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa
Delta Air Lines Atlanta (begins August 20, 2014)
Delta Connection operated by Endeavor Air Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet Airlines Atlanta, Detroit
Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines Chicago-O'Hare
United Express operated by Mesa Airlines Chicago-O'Hare
United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines Chicago-O'Hare


Airline Airport
Fedex Madison, Milwaukee

Old Glory Honor Flights[edit]

ATW holds the Old Glory Honor Flights for the Fox cities area. The Old Glory Honor Flights have been bringing veterans from World War 2 and the Korean war to see their memorials in Washington. [6]

Top domestic destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from ATW (April 2013 – March 2014)[7]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago (O'Hare), Illinois 61,000 United
2 Detroit, Michigan 52,000 Delta
3 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 51,000 Delta
4 Atlanta, Georgia 38,000 Delta
5 Las Vegas, Nevada 16,000 Allegiant
6 Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona 12,000 Allegiant
7 Orlando-Sanford, Florida 11,000 Allegiant


In February 2014, the Outagamie County Board voted[8] to rename the airport, "Appleton International Airport", cited as an "economic development initiative"[9] creating a more direct association with travelers' intended destination.

Efforts to change the name have been ongoing. In 1983, the county board rejected a proposal to change the name to "Fox Cities Metro Airport", and three additional name change efforts failed between 2003 and 2011.[10]

Nearby airports[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for ATW (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-08-27.
  2. ^ "Zoning Map." Town of Greenville. June 17, 2009. Retrieved on June 17, 2009.
  3. ^ Mullins, Robert (October 10, 1999). "Appleton Airport Awaits Funding for Expansion". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [Outagamie County Regional Airport terminal expansion]
  6. ^ cite web |title= (Old Glory Honor Flights) |url=http://www.oldgloryhonorflight.org/
  7. ^ cite web |title=Appleton Outagamie County Regional (ATW) Summary Statistics|url=http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=ATW&Airport_Name=Appleton, WI: Outagamie County Regional&carrier=FACTS
  8. ^ http://www.outagamie.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=27420
  9. ^ http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014303090149
  10. ^ http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014302250412

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