Airport Updates

CIU 2022 MAC MDOT Awarded Airport of the Year

NEWS RELEASE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ********************** At their Sept. 13 meeting held in Muskegon in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) fall conference, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced the award winners for achievements in promoting and improving aviation. These awards are presented to airports, aviators, professionals, consultants, and others. Commercial Service Airport of the Year Award: The Chippewa County International Airport in Kincheloe was selected for proactively pursuing airport grant funding and opportunities that benefit the airport, region, and community. The airport’s hard work in securing supplemental discretionary funds… Read More »


Morning Flights Returning July 2023

CIU is happy to report that beginning July 2, 2023 Delta/SkyWest have agreed to bring back morning flights. The management offices of CIU understand the importance and high demand of these preferred departure/arrival schedules. We will continue to work with Delta/SkyWest to make morning flight times a reality.nd high demand of these preferred departure/arrival schedules. We will continue to work with Delta/SkyWest to make morning flight times a reality. DEPARTURES FROM              FLIGHT         TIME CIU to DTW      4231              06:34am CIU to MSP  … Read More »


1.5M For Runway and Taxiway Repairs

Chippewa County International Airport in Kincheloe will receive just under $1.5 million dollars in grant money for improvements. The United States Department of Transportation awarded the grant that will be used to repair runways and taxiways, including repainting markers. According to Tami Beseau, airport manager, in 2022, there were 48,000 passengers that used commercial service, which is only 1,000 less than their best year (2019).  Another 2,500 passengers from private aircraft also used the airport. Beseau.said that it’s the lone airport in Michigan that had received a federal grant to this point this year.  “I am very proud of that,”… Read More »


General Aviation Construction Update

Great progress is being made on the General Aviation Building Construction. Even with the harsh winter conditions, work continues. The new building will have a modern design that will allow operation expansion as well as increase efficiency for travelers. The terminal will have a separate screening area on the first floor for international flights and passengers while they are waiting for U.S. Customs clearance into the United States. The second floor will serve as the administrative office for the CCEDC and CIU airport management. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September of 2022. (Image taken January 25th, 2022) (Images… Read More »


Don’t Wrap Before You Fly

CIU wants to remind you this holiday season to wait until you wrap your packages if you plan on taking them through security as a carry-on. TSA will unwrap any packages to determine if they are a security threat. Gifts can be wrapped in your checked baggage. Happy holidays and remember to Fly From Nearby – CIU


Former General Aviation Terminal

Today we watched in excitement as the former General Aviation terminal was being torn down. Although it was bittersweet, we are ready for the new GA terminal construction to begin. In July we announced that the Chippewa County International Airport is receiving over $5 million in grant funds which will be used for the reconstruction and expansion of the airport’s general aviation terminal building to improve operations and efficiency for travelers and baggage moving throughout the airport. This new building will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation…. Read More »


Second Best July in History

July 2021 was our second-best July in history! Over 5,000 passengers flew CIU in the month of July. We appreciate your continued support of your local airport.


General Aviation Terminal Reconstruction

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — The Chippewa County International Airport is receiving over $5 million in grant funds, as announced Friday afternoon. The U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding approximately $5,271,043 to the airport, which will be used for the reconstruction and expansion of the airport’s general aviation terminal building to improve operations and efficiency for travelers and baggage moving throughout the airport. This new building will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. “The new building will have state of the art technology,” said Tami Beseau, airport manager…. Read More »


Airport Update COVID-19

CHIPPEWA TRAVELERS – Thank you for hanging in there with us during these trying times. We wanted to update you on a few things at the airport. All flights to/from Chippewa continue to operate. In June there will be some flight time changes, but we will still be operating daily round trips to Detroit and Minneapolis. Other changes that have taken place over the past few months relate specifically to the potential life altering virus affecting our lives. As with all public entities, additional sanitization of the building and aircraft are taking place. The airline fogs (with sanitizer) the aircraft… Read More »


Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) Increases Passenger Counts In 2019

Total passengers at Chippewa County Int’l Airport (CIU) increased 5% in 2019, when compared to 2018, which too was an increase from past years. 48,344 passengers flew to/from the Chippewa County Airport in 2019, which was an increase of 2,000 passengers over 2018. “The way our passenger numbers were increasing throughout the year, I really thought we would break 50,000 passengers this year”, stated Airport Manager Tami Beseau, but we came up a little short”. “Although that would have been great, what business isn’t pleased with a 5 % increase year after year”? “I want to thank air travelers in… Read More »


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