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Old Service NW To Ely, MN  
User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

I remember seeing somewhere that NW had service to Ely, MN but can't seem to find anything about it. Anyone know anything more?

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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4368 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1328 times:
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Ely did have seasonal only but it appears to be discontinued.


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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3803 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

While I can remember the service, I do not specifically recall the year(s) NW Airlink (Mesaba) offered MSP-Ely service. Since I recall that the service was operated with Metro III  Sad equipment, it must have been sometime in the mid-late 1990s. The service was seasonal during the Summer months and was offered primarily for vacationers traveling to the the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in Northeast Minnesota. There may have been some partnership between Northwest/Mesaba and the Minnesota Dept. of Tourism in initiating the service. So far as I reacall, the flights lasted only one season.

User currently offlineRedtailmsp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 206 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Yes, Mesaba flew Saab 340s daily during the summer for 3-4 years. I think that last summer was the first without these flights. From memory, the routing was MSP-Ely-Kenora, Ontario for the most part. There may have been other routings too as it typically served two destinations. These flights were popular for carrying people to fishing lodges and resorts around the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, or north of the border around Lake of the Woods.

User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

I saw on a NW destination map from a year ago where Ely was listed, but I think it hadn't been updated

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