Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport

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Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport
Grb air.jpg
Passenger Terminal
Airport typePublic
OwnerBrown County
OperatorBrown County Airport Department
ServesGreen Bay, Wisconsin
LocationAshwaubenon, Wisconsin
Time zoneCST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−05:00)
Elevation AMSL695 ft / 212 m
Coordinates44°29′05″N 088°07′47″W / 44.48472°N 88.12972°W / 44.48472; -88.12972Coordinates: 44°29′05″N 088°07′47″W / 44.48472°N 88.12972°W / 44.48472; -88.12972
FAA Airport Diagram
FAA Airport Diagram
GRB is located in Wisconsin
Location of airport in Wisconsin
GRB is located in the United States
GRB (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,700 2,651 Concrete
6/24 7,700 2,347 Concrete
Departing Passengers (12 months ending August '19)325,000
Aircraft operations (2018)47,766
Based aircraft (2019)112

Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport (IATA: GRB, ICAO: KGRB, FAA LID: GRB), is a county owned public use airport in Brown County, Wisconsin, United States, which serves Northeastern Wisconsin.[1] The airport is located seven nautical miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Green Bay,[1] in the village of Ashwaubenon. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5]

Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport is the fourth busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served. Also known to be "The Gateway to Lambeau", it is one of two airports mainly utilized for people traveling to Lambeau Field, the other being Appleton International Airport, about 20 miles (32 km) to the southwest.


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: 8,700 x 150 ft (2,651 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS equipped.
  • Runway 6/24: 7,700 x 150 ft (2,347 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped.

For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2018, the airport had 47,766 aircraft operations, an average of 131 per day: 66% general aviation, 18% air taxi, 13% commercial airline and 3% military. In November 2019, there were 112 aircraft based at this airport: 76 single-engine, 18 multi-engine, 16 jet, 1 helicopter and 1 ultra-light.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare
Delta Air Lines Atlanta (begins March 13, 2020) Seasonal: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Denver, Orlando
United Express Chicago–O'Hare


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


Carrier shares: (September 2018 – August 2019)[6]
Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)
Envoy Air
Air Wisconsin
Busiest domestic routes out of GRB
(September 2018 – August 2019)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 128,160 American, United
2 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 80,140 Delta
3 Detroit, Michigan 72,920 Delta
4 Atlanta, Georgia 36,530 Delta
5 Denver, Colorado 6,830 Frontier

Historical Air Service[edit]

Through the years, the airport has been served by Wisconsin Central Airlines, North Central Airlines (hub), Republic Airlines (1979–1986), Central States Airline, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Air, Air Wisconsin, Northwest Airlines, Simmons Airlines, American Eagle, Midstate Airlines, Chicago Air, Enterprise Airlines, Air Canada Connector (Air Toronto), United Express, Midway Connection, Skyway Airlines, Northwest Airlink, Chicago Express Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Frontier Express, Continental Connection, Delta Air Lines, and MetJet.

The airport previously served Allegiant Air for a short period between 2005 and 2008. They moved all operations to nearby Appleton International Airport on August 21, 2008, citing lower operating costs as the main reason for the move.[7] In addition, for a brief period in the mid 1980s, Pan American provided service under a unique code sharing operation with Republic.

NFL use[edit]

Many passengers who use the airport are attracted by the NFL team, the Green Bay Packers; some of the busiest days at the airport are the days leading up to and after games.[citation needed]

Due to NFL hotel security requirements, visiting teams are sometimes not able to stay in the Green Bay area and will stay in a hotel in Downtown Appleton[8][9]

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.[10] 8 people died as a result of this accident, 5 from the North Central flight and 3 from the Air Wisconsin plane.[10]
  • 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 approach to Runway 6. 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.[11]
  • 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
  • On February 22, 2018, a Cessna 441 performing a flight from Indianapolis to Green Bay crashed in Carroll County, Indiana. All three occupants on board were killed.


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for GRB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Expertise - Mead & Hunt". Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Roberts, Rhonda (August 17, 2016). "Airport's name changed to Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport". WBAY. Action 2 News. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Green Bay airport makes name change official". Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "RITA BTS Transtats - GRB". Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Snyder, Brett (July 10, 2008). "Allegiant Leaves Green Bay for Appleton". CBS Interactive Inc. CBS News. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Ryman, Richard (April 27, 2016). "Green Bay has few options for visiting NFL teams". Packers News. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Maureen, Wallenfang (August 20, 2015). "Radisson expects to continue hosting NFL teams". Post Crescent. Appleton, Wisconsin: Gannet. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "29 JUN 1972". National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Aviation Safety Network. June 26, 2007. Retrieved September 5, 2009.
  11. ^ "02 APR 2001". National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Aviation Safety Network. November 11, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2009.

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