Central Wisconsin Airport

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Central Wisconsin Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Marathon and Portage Counties
Operator Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board
Serves Wausau, Wisconsin
Location Mosinee, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 1,277 ft / 389 m
Coordinates 44°46′39″N 089°40′00″W / 44.77750°N 89.66667°W / 44.77750; -89.66667
Website www.fly-cwa.org
CWA is located in Wisconsin
CWA is located in USA
Location of airport in Wisconsin/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 7,648 2,331 Concrete
17/35 6,501 1,982 Concrete
Aircraft operations (2014) 15,373
Based aircraft (2016) 24

Central Wisconsin Airport (IATA: CWAICAO: KCWAFAA LID: CWA), referred to as "C-Way", is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Mosinee, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is owned by Marathon County and Portage County.[1]

The airport serves the cities of Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids, tourism communities in northern Wisconsin, and the smaller exurbs of Bevent, Five Corners, Hatley and Rosholt. It is 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of Granite Peak Ski Area, located in Rib Mountain State Park.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Panoramic of facilities

Central Wisconsin Airport covers an area of 1,800 acres (730 ha) at an elevation of 1,277 feet (389 m) above mean sea level. It contains two concrete paved runways: 8/26 measuring 7,648 x 150 ft (2,331 x 46 m) and 17/35 measuring 6,501 x 150 ft (1,982 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014, the airport had 15,373 operations, an average of 42 aircraft operations per day: 65% scheduled commercial, 34% general aviation and 1% military. In September 2016, there were 24 aircraft based at this airport: 18 single-engine, 4 multi-engine and 2 jet aircraft. [2]

In 1997, the terminal was modernized with five new gates, and the highway access has been reconstructed.

CWA has T-Hangars for lease or an individual or corporation can construct their own hangar.[3]

On 1 September 2012, the airport began a $10 million modernization program, moving the security checkpoints and enlarging the ticket counters to lower passenger congestion. The airport is gaining a geothermal energy system that will reduce utility bills, providing all but 20% of its heating and cooling requirements.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Gate area
Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Chicago-O'Hare
Delta Connection Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
United Express Chicago-O'Hare

Cargo operations[edit]

November 2006 Airport Diagram
Airlines Destinations
FedEx Feeder operated by CSA Air Madison, Milwaukee
Freight Runners Express Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Rhinelander
Pro Aire Cargo Rhinelander

Top domestic destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from CWA (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)[5]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Chicago (O'Hare), Illinois 52,520 American, United
2 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 37,640 Delta
3 Detroit, Michigan 25,480 Delta

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for CWA (Form 5010 PDF), effective September 15, 2016
  2. ^ http://www.airnav.com/airport/KCWA
  3. ^ http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/air/docs/rates-document07.pdf
  4. ^ "Central Wisconsin Passenger Terminal Upgrade". Airport International. July 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ cite web |title=Mosinee Central Wisconsin (CWA) Summary Statistics|url=http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=CWA&Airport_Name=Mosinee, WI: Central Wisconsin&carrier=FACTS

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