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Mid-Year Passenger totals at Chippewa County International Airport 6% greater than in 2017

Over 20,000 passengers flew to and from Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) through June 2018. This represents an increase of over 6% from 2017 totals to date. Passengers from both the US and Canada continue to utilize CIU for their travel needs. In November 2017, CIU added a flight to Minneapolis St. Paul which has provided passengers with many additional flight options, while continuing daily service to Detroit Metro. If 2018 second half totals remain as strong as the first half all indications are that Chippewa County International could have one of its best years on record.   “CIU remains a… Read More »


Runway Lighting Project

Chippewa County International Airport Completes Runway Lighting Project Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) recently completed a runway lighting modernization project.  New airfield lighting on Runway 10/28, the 5,000 foot crosswind runway, was upgraded to LED lights.  This upgrade will replace the current 19 year old lighting, reduce energy costs, and minimize future maintenance.  J.R. Ranck was the contractor on this project which totaled $800,000.00.   In addition to lighting, all runway and taxiway surfaces were crack sealed to maintain the integrity of all pavements that were improved several years ago.  “Infrastructure improvements increase safety and benefit the airport for many years”,… Read More »


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