Fly to Northern Michigan – Manistee Co. Blacker Airport (MBL)

If you are planning a trip to Northern Michigan, we have the perfect air option for you – quick and easy access into Northern Michigan via North Country Sky.  If you are planning a trip north, you can fry from anywhere into Chicago Midway and connect via North Country Sky (see connection details below for additional information and helpful tips).

In addition, we also welcome private aircraft to utilize our facilities.  With ample runway length, refueling capabilities, hanger storage and tiedowns available.


GENERAL AVIATION

Call (231) 723.8095

FAA Identifier: KMBL
LAT/LONG: 
44-16-20.9000N / 086-14-48.8000W
ARTCC: Minneapolis Center
CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
Fuel Available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: Hangars and Tiedowns


Runway Information – Access all information on Airnav.com

Runway 10/28: 5501′ x 100′ – Asphalt
Runway 1/19: 2721′ x 75′ – Asphalt

COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE

Call (877) 359.7595

North Country Sky services Manistee Co. Blacker Airport (MBL) and Chicago Midway (MDW) with scheduled air service.

If you are planning a trip to Northern Michigan, we have the perfect air option for you – quick and easy access into Northern Michigan via North Country Sky.  If you are planning a trip north, you can fry from anywhere into Chicago Midway and connect via North Country Sky (see connection details below for additional information and helpful tips).

 

Search Flights

From
To
Depart
Return
Round-Trip One-Way
Adults Children Infants
Promo Code

POPULAR DESTINATIONS

in Northern Michigan for those flying into MBL

Enjoy the natural beauty of Northern Michigan. Take in a golf excursion at Manistee National, or Arcadia Bluffs and enjoy a night out at the Little River Casino, or exploring any of our quaint coastal communities.  Browse some of the popular designations below.  

For transportation information, contact these entities directly – or learn more about transportation here.

CONNECTION TIPS

when flying through Chicago


North Country Sky does not have an interline baggage agreement with any carrier, therefore, two separate itineraries need to be booked if you are originating from a location other than Chicago.  Therefore, you will book your flight from your originating destination to Chicago Midway or Chicago O’Hare (O’Hare flyers will need to take a shuttle or taxi to Midway to connect with North Country Sky).  Most flight into Midway are via Southwest Airlines.


We understand that connecting through Chicago Midway on the way to your final destination can be somewhat confusing.  Here we are outlining a few key tips to help make your process a little easier.

1) Travel with just carry-on luggage?
If you can travel with just carry-on luggage, when you arrive in Chicago Midway, you can just proceed DIRECTLY to the North Country Sky gate (Terminal C).  DO NOT leave the secure terminal area.  You can print your boarding pass with your NCS flight gate agent.

2) Give yourself at least 2 hours between connecting flights if you have checked luggage.
If you are flying with checked luggage, when arriving in Chicago Midway, you will need to: 

– Leave the secure Terminal Area and proceed to Baggage Claim
– Proceed to North Country Sky Ticketing
– Proceed through TSA security and on to the North Country Sky gate (Terminal C).

3) Southwest Airlines is the primary carrier into Chicago Midway.
Southwest Airlines is the primary air carrier that fly’s into Chicago Midway.  There are over 60 non-stop destinations serviced from Chicago Midway via Southwest Airlines. Check out their fares now at: Southwest.com.

4) You will book two separate tickets.
When flying to Northern Michigan, you will book two separate tickets. One will be from your originating destination (if not Chicago area) to Chicago Midway – via Southwest or another carrier that services Midway (You may also fly into O’Hare and take ground transportation – see explanation at the top of this section). You will than book a ticket via the booking widget below for your Chicago Midway to Manistee County Blacker Airport leg of the trip.  You will repeat this for your return flight. Be sure to give yourself two hours for transfer time at Midway if checking baggage (see #2 for details).

*Would you like to have your business placed on the map above? Let us know your information by contacting us here.  Please feel free to use this page when linking to the Airport to tell your customers about our airline service.