Cherry Capital Airport is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southeast of the central business district of Traverse City, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.
This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
Cherry Capital Airport had 182,616 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2012, an increase from 176,929 enplanements in 2011 and 167,488 in 2010.
The airport had 362,059 total passengers in 2012, an increase from 352,250 total passengers in 2011 and 343,679 passengers in 2010.
CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In the fall of 2004, Cherry Capital opened a new terminal. Since then, Cherry Capital Airport has continued to grow with various carriers adding seasonal service and destinations.
Cherry Capital Airport was the recipient of the 2003–2004, 2004–2005, and 2005–2006 Balchen/Post Awards for outstanding achievement in snow and ice control in the small commercial service airport category.
Soon,[when?] the airport will implement the first biometric access systems in the country. The airport is the ninth to implement the advanced security measures suggested after the September 11, 2001, attacks. This terminal is able to comply better with security regulations and supports a greater number of flights and passengers.
CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT LOCATION
CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 624 ft.
Runway length available: 05/23 3204×75 ft. :: 10/28 6501×150 ft. :: 18/36 5379×150 ft.