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Nonstop flights to Appleton International Airport during EAA AirVenture

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 11:06:30-04

APPLETON, Wis. — Appleton International Airport and Elite Airways partnered to offer nonstop flights to Appleton during EAA AirVenture.

Elite Airways is offering charter flights to and from Fort Worth, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Portland, ME.

Fort Worth, Texas
Departs Mon., July 22 -and- Thu., July 25 at 8:00 a.m., arrives at Appleton Airport at 10:45 a.m.
Returns Wed., July 24 -and- Sat., July 27 at 5:00 p.m., arrives in Fort Worth at 7:30 p.m.

Melbourne, Florida
Departs Mon., July 22 at 8:00 a.m., arrives at Appleton Airport at 9:50 a.m.
Returns Thu., July 25 at 5:00 p.m., arrives in Melbourne at 8:50 p.m.

Portland, Maine
Departs Wed., July 24 at 8:00 a.m., arrives at Appleton Airport at 9:30 a.m.
Returns Sat., July 27 at 5:00 p.m., arrives in Portland at 8:30 p.m.

"From our attendance each year, more than 70 percent of it comes from outside Wisconsin, so that's a lot of new money for Wisconsin. And we know for the Fox Valley, it means $170 million in economic impact each year," said Dick Knapinski, the director of communications for EAA.

Knapinski added that there are thousands of people around the world who want to be part of EAA AirVenture but might not be able to catch a flight.

"This way, it's a direct flight," said Knapinski.

This year is the 50th anniversary of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

"We have everything from opening night concert announcement coming up very soon, to some of the airplanes coming in, to tributes to World War II, of course, the 7th anniversary of D-Day," said Knapinski.

EAA AirVenture is July 22-28 this year.

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