Central WI Airport Unveils Expansion Plans to Public

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

Central Wisconsin Airport won't be the same after millions of dollars are put into major renovations.

The plans were unveiled this week, and according to the airport manager, excitement is in the air.

The renovations will improve not only what the CWA board sees as space issues, but the overall look of Mosinee's airport.

There are four major areas being overhauled.

They include re-designing the entire terminal area and extending the baggage claim area.

Also, adding more space for the security screening check point.

The airport must make room for automated imaging technology, which will be used for body scanning.

Plus, the parking lot will be extended to make room for an additional 500 spaces.

Phase one of the project will cost $35.7 million.

CWA generates its own revenue from leases, fees and from state and federal aviation funds.

Airport Manager Tony Yaron says the new and improved airport will represent a jewel in the community.

"So when professionals come to visit, when travelers come to visit, they're going to say, this is a nice place, what a great community," he said.

Though the last several years have been rocky for airlines, he says CWA is seeing healthy growth this year.

The number of passengers in April grew 27 percent this year from last.

And Yaron anticipates making more room in the airport will be warranted.

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