Busiest resort town airports of the Great Lakes region


Cherry Capital Airport – Source: tvcairport.com

Below is a list of the busiest resort town airports of the Great Lakes region. Larger cities with more diversified economies are not included in this list. Resort towns for this region include cities at or near major national parks, recreation areas, wilderness areas, ski resorts, lakes, beaches, art communities, canoeing/kayaking, hiking/camping, and similar places/activities.
Minimum 15,000 enplanements (boardings) in 2015 – the city name, state, airport code, and 2015 enplanements are provided. Please note that enplanements typically are approximately 1/2 of the total number of passengers who pass through an airport.

  1. Traverse City, MI (TVC) = 210,231
  2. Plattsburgh, NY (PBG) = 131,596
  3. Wausau/Mosinee, WI (CWA) = 126,016
  4. Niagara Falls, NY (IAG) = 121,610
  5. Marquette, MI (SAW) = 42,578
  6. Houghton-Hancock, MI (CMX) = 25,732
  7. Pellston, MI (PLN) = 25,195
  8. Bemidji, MN (BJI) = 24,765
  9. Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) = 22.687
  10. Rhinelander, WI (RHI) = 20,673
  11. Eau Claire, WI (EAU) = 19,332
  12. Watertown, NY (ART) = 18,650
  13. Brainerd, MN (BRD) = 18,200
  14. Muskegon, MI (MKG) = 17,087
  15. Escanaba, MI (ESC) = 16,665

SOURCE: http://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/preliminary-cy15-commercial-service-enplanements.pdf

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