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Manistee County-Blacker Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorManistee County Airport Authority
LocationManistee, Michigan
Elevation189.3 m (621 ft)

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Manistee County-Blacker Airport is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of Manistee, a city in Manistee County, Michigan, USA. The airport covers 290 acre (117.4 ha) and has two runways. It is mostly used for general aviation. Frontier Airlines provides service to Milwaukee (MKE).

On Saturday, April 1, 1961, the Manistee News-Advocate reported "North Central's inaugural Flight 914", piloted by Captain Leslie C. Raatz. The aircraft was a Convair 340. Though the article does not explicitly say so, this was the first commercial flight to Manistee.

According to the airport's Facebook page, Great Lakes Airlines decided not to bid for another two-year service contract to serve as the main airline. Instead, two other airlines bidded and Frontier Airlines won the bid. On September 20, 2011, Frontier announced that it would end its service in 180 days, March 8th. Frontier cut the route along with others to discontinue its use of smaller non-efficient planes, including the Embraer 135 that serves the route from Milwaukee to Manistee. The airport is now searching for a new airline service provider.

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