• Air Service Task Force

  • Mission Statement

    Promote and support the Pellston Regional Airport to assure the highest level of commercial, freight and general aviation service.

    One key component of a healthy economy is a strong transportation network that includes a convenient schedule of commercial air service. Northern Lower Michigan is fortunate to have the Pellston Regional Airport. The Air Service Taskforce represents the Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, Indian River, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Petoskey and St. Ignace Chambers of Commerce and is comprised of business leaders who have been working to maintain quality air service in Pellston for more than 25 years.

    In the past, Air Service Task Force projects have realized a number of successes including terminal improvements, direct meetings with officials from Northwest Airlines, marketing studies, the “Fly from Near-by” promotional campaign, and unlimited free parking, just to name a few.

    The committee meets every other month for lunch meetings at the airport. 

    Committee Members

    Jim Kan, Chairman - Andrew Kan Travel
    Kelley Atkins - Pellston Regional Airport
    Tom Fairbairn, Jr. - W.W. Fairbairn and Sons
    Chris Shepler - Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
    Peter Fitzsimons - Petoskey Area Visitor's Bureau
    Bill McElroy
    Matthew Friday - Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce
    Carlin Smith - Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Dick deVore - Indian River
    Daniel DeWindt - Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
    Neil Plagens - Delta Airlines
    Ed Dembek - Boyne Resorts
    Beth Anne Eckerle - Emmet County



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