Rhinelander–Oneida County Airport covers an area of 1,259 acres (509 ha) at an elevation of 1,624 feet (495 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 9/27 is 6,799 by 150 feet (2,072 x 46 m) concrete runway with approved ILS, GPS, and VOR approaches, and 15/33 is 5,201 by 100 feet (1,585 x 30 m) asphalt runway with an approved GPS approach.
The airport is part of federal government Essential Air Service program. In 2012, Delta Connection carrier SkyWest bid for and won the EAS contract on January 3, 2013. The airline receives $1,519,619 in federal subsidies per year operating CRJ-200 aircraft.
A short scene in the movie Cedar Rapids is set at the airport. However, despite the sign indicating Rhinelander airport in the film, the airport shown is not really the Rhinelander-Oneida County airport. This can be seen by comparing the film shots with photos of the Rhinelander-Oneida County airport facility.
Order 2011-6-28 (June 28, 2011): allowing Mesaba Aviation, Inc., operating as Delta Connection to suspend its scheduled air service at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, as of September 5, 2011.
Notice (September 9, 2011): of Chautauqua Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings and doing business as Frontier Airlines of its intent to discontinue the service at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, effective March 8, 2012.
Order 2012-3-5 (March 7, 2012): selecting Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (Great Lakes) 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.