Fly From Home at Sawyer

In this cold snap, you might be interested in planning a trip to a warmer climate.

The Fly From Nearby campaign at Sawyer International Airport is not only alive but seems to be doing well.

Although there’s strong regional competition from Green Bay and Appleton, the Marquette County facility seems to be holding its own.

Kaspari says that the passenger traffic numbers for last year are still being tallied, but the preliminary figures look promising for an increase over 2009.

The highest passenger counts at Sawyer were recorded in 2007 with close to 135,000 travelers.

Recent improvements include additional flights and jet service.

One issue that may have an effect on ticket costs is the rising price of fuel.

Airlines are feeling the same pinch at the gas pump as motorists.

Aviation fuel costs about 60% more than gasoline.