The number of travelers flying out of the Rhinelander-Oneida County airport is holding steady as the nation continues the recovery from a severe recession.

Airport Director Joe Brauer says it's been a good year. He says they probably had the same amount of passengers coming through the airport. He says they're restricted because they have just two flights per day and have 100 seats. He says one month they might be down a couple passengers, the next month they are up a couple passengers..

A word of caution as you head to the airport this Thanksgiving holiday: arrive early.

Thanksgiving traditionally is one of the busiest travel times of the year. At the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, Director Joe Brauer says there will be more people at the airport so arrive an hour and 15 minutes before your departure time. He also says don't assume you can get on...

The Rhinelander Oneida County Airport is leading the state in the percentage of passengers using a special program to get checked before boarding a flight.

Travelers may leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their  compliant liquids and gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.

The  program allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to receive a “Known Traveler Number” and  have the opportunity to utilize lanes at select security checkpoints when flying on 11 participating carriers including Delta Air Lines.

More of us are flying from the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport.

Airport Director Joe Brauer says the switch to the Delta-connect airline SkyWest has improved the number of passengers flying out of Rhinelander...


"...through the first ten months of the year we're running about a 53 percent load factor. We started out slow in the first quarter. We had a very strong summer where (the number of passengers) were running in the high eighties..."