Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport

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Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Brown County
Operator Brown County Airport Department
Serves Green Bay, Wisconsin
Location Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 695 ft / 212 m
Coordinates 44°29′05″N 088°07′47″W / 44.48472°N 88.12972°W / 44.48472; -88.12972
GRB is located in Wisconsin
GRB is located in the US
Location of airport in Wisconsin/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,699 2,651 Concrete
6/24 7,699 2,347 Concrete
Departing Passengers (12 months ending Jul '16) 277,000
Aircraft operations (2014) 48,583
Based aircraft (2016) 112

Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport (IATA: GRBICAO: KGRBFAA LID: GRB), formerly Austin Straubel International Airport, is a county owned public use airport in Brown County, Wisconsin, United States serving Northeast Wisconsin and portions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.[1] The airport is located seven nautical miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Green Bay,[1] in the village of Ashwaubenon. It sits on portions of land encompassing Green Bay and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin's Indian reservation. It has two runways and is used for commercial air travel and general aviation. There are two concourses with six gates each, the first concourse was completed in July 2004 and the second concourse was completed in December 2005. They were designed by Mead & Hunt, Inc.[2] Also located on site are three restaurants (operated by Air Host) and four car rental companies.

The airport is named for Lt. Col. Austin Straubel, the first aviator from Brown County to lose his life in his country's service on February 3, 1942, after having served for thirteen years in the United States Army Air Corps. The airport name was officially changed to Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport on August 17, 2016.[3][4]

Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport has daily commercial service to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. American Airlines and United Airlines fly to Green Bay from Chicago using their respective regional carriers, while Delta Air Lines flies to Green Bay from Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul using its regional carriers. Austin Straubel has long been the 3rd busiest commercial airport in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served in the state; a trend which continues year to date 2016 (August 2016). GRB is also the home airport of the Green Bay Packers.


Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport has two fixed-base operators: Executive Air and Jet Air. Both offer full service during operating hours. The airport covers 2,441 acres (988 ha) and has two runways.[1]

  • Runway 18/36: 8,699 x 150 ft (2,651 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS equipped.
  • Runway 6/24: 7,699 x 150 ft (2,347 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped.

In September 2016, there were 112 aircraft based at this airport: 50 single-engine, 38 multi-engine, 18 jet, 5 helicopter and 1 ultra-light. [1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Concourse
American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare A
Delta Air Lines Detroit
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul B
United Express Chicago–O'Hare A

Cargo operations[edit]

Cargo Airlines Destinations
AirNet Systems Milwaukee
Freight Runners Express Appleton, Milwaukee
Pro Aire Cargo Iron Mountain

Top destinations[edit]

Airport terminal
Busiest domestic routes out of GRB
(Aug 2015 – Jul 2016)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 99,830 American, United
2 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 81,360 Delta
3 Detroit, Michigan 61,290 Delta
4 Atlanta, Georgia 32,900 Delta

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On June 29, 1972, a Convair CV-580 flying as, North Central Airlines flight 290 bound for Oshkosh, Milwaukee and Chicago collided midair with an Air Wisconsin turboprop plane over Lake Winnebago.[6] 8 people died as a result of this accident, 5 from the North Central flight and 3 from the Air Wisconsin plane.[6]
  • On December 21, 1979, a Cessna 310R operated by Green Bay Aviation was destroyed and 2 of the 5 occupants were killed when the aircraft struck trees. The accident occurred 1/2-mile SW of the airport as the aircraft was executing an ILS runway 6 approach. NTSB CHI80DA017
  • On January 25, 1989, a privately owned Cessna 337G was destroyed when it impacted the ground 1/2-mile south of Austin Straubel Airport. The aircraft was on approach to GRB, where it was based, when the crash occurred. The plane's only occupant, the pilot, was killed. NTSB CHI89DEP01
  • On May 2, 1994, a privately owned Maule M-7-235 crashed near McIntosh, SD killing the pilot and his passenger. The aircraft impacted rising terrain and was destroyed. This flight originated earlier in the day at Austin Straubel Airport where the craft was based. NTSB CHI94FA155
  • On April 2, 2001, a Cessna 501 I/SP en route to Fort Myers, Florida crashed into a Morning Glory Dairy warehouse immediately after takeoff from Runway 18, killing the sole occupant of the aircraft.[7]
  • On May 16, 2001, a Glasair experimental aircraft was destroyed and the pilot killed. The aircraft, which was based at GRB, impacted the ground while executing a turn for separation with a landing Cessna on runway 24 at GRB. NTSB CHI01LA138


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for GRB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective September 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Aviation architecture Airport design – Mead & Hunt
  3. ^ Roberts, Rhonda (17 August 2016). "Airport's name changed to Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport". WBAY. Action 2 News. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  4. ^
  5. ^,%20WI:%20Austin%20Straubel%20International&carrier=FACTS
  6. ^ a b "29 JUN 1972". National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Aviation Safety Network. June 26, 2007. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  7. ^ "02 APR 2001". National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Aviation Safety Network. November 11, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 

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