New look, new name for Austin Straubel International

Posted: 11:35 AM, Aug 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-17 12:43:07-04

Air travelers flying out of Green Bay will notice a new name for the Brown County airport. Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach announced the name change at a news conference Wednesday morning. Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport helps launch a re-brand for the airport.

"We wanted to leverage the outstanding brand the Greater Green Bay area already has," Streckenbach explained. "And we wanted to continue honoring local World War II hero Austin Straubel. "

The airport has a new logo and and advertisement plan to accompany the new name. "We're excited about the change," Airport Director Tom Miller said. "We've been using the location in subtle ways through  the years, but this makes it official."