Appleton International Airport
|Appleton International Airport|
|IATA: ATW – ICAO: KATW – FAA LID: ATW|
|Elevation AMSL||918 ft / 280 m|
Appleton International Airport (IATA: ATW, ICAO: KATW, FAA LID: ATW), formerly Outagamie County Regional Airport, is an airport located in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, just west of Appleton, in the town of Greenville. It is the fourth-busiest commercial airport in Wisconsin.
It is the main base of privately owned regional airline Air Wisconsin and was the original home of Midwest Airlines. Midwest Airlines grew out of Kimberly-Clark subsidiary K-C Aviation. K-C Aviation is now part of Gulfstream Aerospace.
The airport opened with one runway (5200-ft runway 12) around 1965.
In 1933 Appleton's airport was George A Whiting Field, three miles south of town; by 1936 the municipal airport had opened northeast of town on the south side of US 41, southeast of the intersection at . In the 1950s and when it closed it had a 3750-ft paved runway; North Central DC-3s landed there after 1958-59.
- Runway 3/21: 8,002 x 150 ft (2,439 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS equipped.
- Runway 12/30: 6,501 x 150 ft (1,982 x 46 m.), Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped.
In 2007 the airport had 49,710 aircraft operations, average 136 per day: 55% general aviation, 34% air taxi, 11% airline and <1% military. 69 aircraft were then based at this airport: 75% single-engine, 19% multi-engine and 6% jet.
The airport added a new ground level seven-gate concourse in 2000 and renovated the existing passenger terminal, which was designed by architect Paul W. Powers. The architectural theme was representative of the river flowing through the historic paper manufacturing region.
The terminal was built in 1974, with expansions in 1983, 1990, and 1998. The terminal underwent its most extensive renovation and expansion to date in 2001. The new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) gate area included more spacious seating areas with natural lighting, in floor heating, new passenger paging system, and five aircraft boarding bridges; a 6th bridge for larger planes was added later. It cost $10.7 million and was designed by Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, St.Petersburg/Clearwater (begins November 6, 2015)||6|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta
|Delta Connection||Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul||3,5,7|
Gates 2 & 8 are unused on a regular basis and are just used for charters and as back-up
|FedEx Feeders||Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul|
On occasion some other airports are served
Old Glory Honor Flights
Top domestic destinations
|1||Chicago (O'Hare), Illinois||55,000||United|
|2||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota||53,000||Delta|
|5||Las Vegas, Nevada||16,000||Allegiant|
In February 2014 the Outagamie County Board voted to rename the airport "Appleton International Airport".
In 1983 the county board rejected a proposal to change the name to "Fox Cities Metro Airport", and three more name change efforts failed between 2003 and 2011.
The name Appleton International Airport was officially implanted on August 21, 2015 during the 50th birthday celebration of the Airport
- Austin Straubel International Airport - Green Bay (in Ashwaubenon)
- Wittman Regional Airport - Oshkosh (presently no commercial flights)
- FAA Airport Master Record for ATW ( PDF), effective 2015-04-19.
- Outagamie County airport goes international
- "Appleton Airport History". Outigamie Airport. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- Mullins, Robert (October 10, 1999). "Appleton Airport Awaits Funding for Expansion". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
- [Outagamie County Regional Airport terminal expansion]
- cite web |title= (Old Glory Honor Flights) |url=http://www.oldgloryhonorflight.org/
- cite web |title=Appleton Outagamie County Regional (ATW) Summary Statistics|url=http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=ATW&Airport_Name=Appleton, WI: Outagamie County Regional&carrier=FACTS
- "Outagamie County airport goes international".
- Official website
- PDF from the Wisconsin DOT Airport Directory
- (PDF), effective August 20, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for ATW, effective August 20, 2015
- Resources for this airport: