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GRB sees passenger, cargo increases

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April 5, 2023

BROWN COUNTY – Director Marty Piette said passenger traffic is up nearly 15% and cargo has nearly doubled from 2022 levels at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB).

“Air travel is definitely on the rise – pun intended – and it shows at GRB,” Piette said. “Planes are nearly 90% full to all destinations, which shows the airlines that our local travelers will support expanded air service.” 

To help boost those numbers this spring, Piette said Sun Country Airlines will resume flights to Orlando International Airport starting in April and Frontier has resumed its nonstop service to Denver International Airport.

With the increase in passengers, Piette said airlines are also increasing the size of planes used.

Delta Air Lines recently upgraded to a larger aircraft for its Atlanta flights, providing passengers with more seating options. 

Delta has also upgraded planes used for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to a CRJ 900. 

The increase in cargo has GRB looking into cargo expansion options, Piette said, leveraging Brown County’s Foreign Trade Zone, as well as reviewing potential partnerships with additional freight entities.

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