Central Wisconsin Airport
Central Wisconsin Airport
|Owner||Marathon and Portage Counties|
|Operator||Central Wisconsin Joint Airport Board|
|Serves||Wausau, Wisconsin Stevens Point, Wisconsin|
|Time zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−05:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||1,277 ft / 389 m|
FAA airport diagram
Central Wisconsin Airport (IATA: CWA, ICAO: KCWA, FAA 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. 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. It is the fifth busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served.
The airport serves a large swath of Central and North Central Wisconsin including cities such as Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids, as well as several tourism communities. It is 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of Granite Peak Ski Area, located in Rib Mountain State Park.
Facilities and aircraft
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, 2018, the airport had 12,680 operations, an average of 35 aircraft operations per day: 65% scheduled commercial / air taxi, 34% general aviation and less than 1% military. In September 2020, there were 25 aircraft based at this airport: 18 single-engine, 3 multi-engine, 3 jet and 1 glider aircraft. 
In 1997, the terminal was modernized with five new gates, and the highway access was reconstructed.
The airport is home to a maintenance base for Endeavor Air.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Delta Connection||Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul|
|Map of destinations|
|FedEx Feeder||Madison, Milwaukee|
|Freight Runners Express||Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Rhinelander|
|Pro Aire Cargo||Rhinelander|
|Carrier||Passengers (arriving and departing)|
|1||Chicago (O'Hare), Illinois||75,840||American, United|
|2||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota||39,020||Delta|
- FAA Airport Master Record for CWA ( PDF), effective September 10, 2020.
- "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- "RITA BTS Transtats - CWA". www.transtats.bts.gov. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
- "AirNav: KCWA - Central Wisconsin Airport".
- http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/air/docs/rates-document07.pdf[permanent dead link]
- "Central Wisconsin Passenger Terminal Upgrade". Airport International. July 30, 2012. Archived from the original on August 2, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Central Wisconsin Airport.|
- Central Wisconsin Airport, official site
- "Central Wisconsin Airport" (PDF). page from the Wisconsin DOT Airport Directory
- (PDF), effective September 10, 2020
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