Alpena County Regional Airport is a public-use airport in the U.S. state of Michigan located west of the central business district of Alpena off of M-32 . The airport is located six nautical miles (11 km) west of the central business district of Alpena, off of M-32 . It straddles the boundary between Maple Ridge Township on the north and Wilson Township on the south. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline, Delta Air Lines.
Alpena County Regional Airport covers an area of 3,084 acres (1,248 ha) at an elevation of 690 feet (210 m) above mean sea level. It has two concrete paved runways: 1/19 is 9,001 by 150 feet (2,744 × 46 m) and 7/25 is 5,028 by 100 feet (1,533 × 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 15,595 aircraft operations, an average of 42 per day: 35% general aviation, 26% air taxi, 25% military, and 15% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 23 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 4% helicopter and 4% military.
Surrounded by nature's beauty, Alpena is the center point of Northeast Michigan's recreational activities. Situated on the western shores of Lake Huron, Alpena boasts of extraordinary sunrises and beautiful vistas. For more information on area activities, visit the Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau site by clicking here.
- ServiceArea industry and businesses also take advantage of the beauty and natural resources of the area. Most recently, Alpena's Thunder Bay, has been designated the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary & Underwater Preserveby the National Oceanographic & Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) - the first freshwater preserve designation in the world!