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Charlevoix Municipal Airport
Phone: 231-547-3605 | mattw@charlevoixmi.gov

Mailing Address: 210 State Street
Office Location: 111 Airport Drive

Airport Manager: Matt Wyman

The established voluntary quiet hours will be 11:00 pm to 7:00 am daily and during these times, pilots and operators are encouraged to limit their flights so that people in the neighboring community are not disturbed during sleeping hours. If you have been disturbed by airport noise, please email Interim Airport Manager Matt Wyman at mattw@cityofcharlevoix.org to report your concerns. When reporting concerns, please include as much detail about the time of the concern as possible.

Recently Adopted Airport Ordinance and Airport Minimum Standards.

(Adopted by City Council on February 20, 2012)

Click here to download Ordinance 755 of 2012.

Click here to download the minimum standards.

Airport Master Plan

Click here for the Charlevoix Municipal Airport Master Plan.

Appendix A                                                                           

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I

Airport General Information.

The Charlevoix Municipal Airport is located in the northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and is owned by the City of Charlevoix.  The current airport location (approximately ½ mile southwest of beautiful downtown Charlevoix) was established in the early-to-mid 1950’s (see Historic Photo below) and has had many upgrades and improvements over the years (see 2009 Photo below)


The City of Charlevoix assumed direct operation and staffing on April 1, 2011.  The Charlevoix Municipal Airport is a dynamic place to visit and work offering both general aviation and commercial services.  The airport has a strong component of business and leisure jet traffic as well as two charter services serving Beaver Island.  The charter companies log over 15,000 enplanements each year qualifying the airport for up to $1 million in annual FAA grant funding.  Grant funding has been earmarked for taxiway, runway and apron improvements to be completed in 2013.  The City has also completed initial plans for a terminal expansion/renovation project that will be undertaken contingent upon FAA funding.  


The Airport is located on 205 acres.  The terminal has 3300 usable square feet, 53 aircraft ramping positions, 416 public automobile parking spaces and four automobile rental spaces (summer season only). The terminal building is located on the south side of the airport off US 31 and includes public waiting areas, a pilot’s lounge, restrooms, administrative offices, and offices for one of the two charter based operators.  The terminal also provides free WIFI and internet service. Vending services are offered. The airport also has ample public parking that is plowed, lighted, and maintained by the City.  The Fiscal year 2012/13 Airport operating budget is $2.4 million.  There are five year-round Airport employees with six additional employees hired for the busy summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). 


CVX features a paved, 4550’ x 75’ runway (RWY 9/27) along with a seasonal turf runway (RWY 4/23). The paved runway is plowed in the winter and has a dual-wheel, weight bearing capacity of 30,000#lbs. The airport has medium intensity runway and taxiway lighting with instrument approaches. The CTAF/Unicom frequency is 122.8 with an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) frequency of 122.0.  This information is also available by calling 231-237-9703. CVX has a primary airport designation and can handle anything from helicopters and single-engine aircraft up to large twin-engine and jet aircraft.

Charlevoix Municipal Airport is an Avfuel branded airport offering 100ll and Jeta fuels. Customers can rest assured that City staff has been completely trained on fuel quality assurance. The Airport also offers Avpoints and contract fuel options for commercial pilots.

We currently have two charter based operators at the airport, Island Airways and Fresh Air Aviation. Both companies offer flights to-and-from Beaver Island along with additional charter services to other locations. You can reach Island Airways at, 231-547-2141 or on the web at www.islandairways.com. Fresh Air Aviation can be reached at, 231-237-9482 or on the web at www.freshairaviation.net.

Please find more information about current airport fees, parking fees, FAA Airport Capital Airport Improvement Program (ACIP) and current excerpt from the Michigan Airport Facilities Directory.

Thanks again for choosing Charlevoix Municipal Airport. We look forward to serving all your aviation needs.

Historic Photo
2009 Photo
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Although the City of Charlevoix website is updated frequently, it may not be as current as information available at City Hall.  Information contained in the City Code section is intended for reference only and should be verified by calling the Clerk’s office at (231) 547-3250 or the City Manager’s office at (231) 547-3270.

The City of Charlevoix | 210 State Street | Charlevoix, MI 49720 | Phone: 231-547-3270 | Fax: 231-547-3617
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