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Sawyer Airport Flights

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:50 pm

Here is Sawyer airport flights:
American Eagle

It operates regional jet service

Non-stop flight daily, Monday thru Sunday

~ Chicago

Skyway Airlines - The Midwest Express Connection

Skyway Airlines (906)346-6313(local) or (800)452-2022

Skyway is an affiliate of The Midwest Express Connection.

It operates Beechcraft 1900 Twin Turboprops each with 19 passenger capacity.

Enplanements are approximately 25,000 annually

Destinations & Schedule
~ Milwaukee
~ Lansing
~ Escanaba

And last:
Mesaba Airlines / Northwest Airlink

Mesaba(906) 346-6471 (local) or (800)225-2525

Mesaba Airlines is an affiliate of Northwest Airlines.

It operates Saab-Fairchild 340 Twin Turboprops each with 34 passenger capacity.

Enplanements are approximately 60,000 annually

~ Detroit
~ Houghton/Hancock
~ Minneapolis/St.Paul

Do you Think Sawyer will get more flights and different airlines?
I hope so!

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RE: Sawyer Airport Flights

Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:57 pm

Not likely at present time..

The population base up there is fairly small, though there is a lot of tourist traffic in and out. Mesaba (more specifically, NW) has been dinking around with the flight schedules up there a lot lately, and fares are extremly high to both SAW and Houghton County.

At some point, I'm sure that things will pick up, especially depending on potential new tenants for the KI Sawyer facility. However, three airlines is about as much as that area will support.

It really is a nice facility though. The infrastructure (former AFB SAC) is in excellent condition, and it is a great improvement over the old MQT field.

If I may ask, what in the world prompted you to ask about Sawyer?? Especially being from San Deigo?!

[Edited 2003-07-12 05:59:59]
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RE: Sawyer Airport Flights

Sat Jul 12, 2003 2:57 pm

Having spent a year there I wonder why anyone would want to visit. The last time I checked, the chamber of commerce bragged about the 100 days of sunshine per year. Now I don't know about ya'll but I like my 340 days per year.

I go apes**t after 2 days of clouds. Let alone 2 weeks. I guess perhaps that's why I live where I do. I love 110 degree temperatures and loathe anything less than 70.

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RE: Sawyer Airport Flights

Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:44 pm

yeah thats a good part of the reason I moved from Detroit to Orlando, I couldnt stand all the clouds in Detroit during the winter months.
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RE: Sawyer Airport Flights

Sat Jul 12, 2003 11:01 pm

Some of us who can't stand living in the city like to visit places like that...

The weather isn't really -that- bad. The water in Lake Superior? Well, that's cold.

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