Wausau Downtown Airport

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Wausau Downtown Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Wausau
ServesWausau, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL1,201 ft / 366 m
Coordinates44°55′34″N 089°37′36″W / 44.92611°N 89.62667°W / 44.92611; -89.62667
AUW is located in Wisconsin
Location of airport in Wisconsin
AUW is located in the United States
AUW (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 5,200 1,585 Asphalt
5/23 3,041 927 Asphalt
12W/30W 8,000 2,438 Water
Aircraft operations (2018)36,400
Based aircraft (2019)63

Wausau Downtown Airport (IATA: AUW, ICAO: KAUW, FAA LID: AUW) is a city owned public use airport located in Wausau, a city in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] The airport serves general aviation aircraft, charter flights and seaplane operations. 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 local general aviation facility.[2]


The Wausau airport was founded in 1927 and carried commercial flights until 1969 when the Central Wisconsin Airport began operations.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Wausau Downtown Airport covers an area of 294 acres (119 ha) at an elevation of 1,201 feet (366 m) above mean sea level. The airport contains two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 measuring 5,200 x 100 ft. (1,585 x 30 m) with approved GPS approaches and 5/23 measuring 3,041 x 100 ft. (927 x 30 m). It also has a seaplane landing area designated 12W/30W which measures 8,000 x 300 ft. (2,438 x 91 m). The Wausau NDB navaid, (FZK) frequency 243 kHz, is located on the field.[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 7, 2018, the airport had 36,400 aircraft operations, an average of 100 per day: 93% general aviation, 7% air taxi and less than 1% military. In February 2019, there were 63 aircraft based at this airport: 57 single-engine, 1 helicopter, 1 glider and 4 ultralights.[1]

Cargo Airlines[edit]

Airlines Destination
FedEx Feeder operated by CSA Air Rochester (MN)
Freight Runners Express Milwaukee


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for AUW (Form 5010 PDF), effective February 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.

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