GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – As the world’s largest fly-in, EAA’s annual AirVenture, fast approaches, it’s no secret available rental cars will be scarce and heavy traffic will be bountiful making it difficult for many to attend the fan-favorite event. But now, Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) is ensuring all area residents wanting to attend can.
GRB announced on Thursday that it will be offering a shuttle bus service from its location to the EAA’s annual AirVenture, taking place at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh from July 26 through August 1.
GRB says during the event, the shuttle service will be offered three times daily to and from the event. The shuttle cost will be $20 each way. The shuttle service is open to everyone, from those arriving at the airport from one of their planes to residents living in the area looking for a way there.
“When you factor in the price of gas and parking, the Lamers shuttle is really an affordable way to get to and from Green Bay to Oshkosh.” stated GRB Airport Director Marty Piette, A.A.E. “The shuttle will be great for area residents who want to spend a day at AirVenture as well as for pilots who fly in to GRB, park their planes at one of our Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and then head down to this great aviation event.”
Executive Air’s General Manager, Jim Prast, added, “We see a huge influx of personal aircraft during the week of AirVenture and are always looking for ways to make those customers’ experience better. The shortage of rental cars is an issue all over the U.S. right now, so now we’re giving pilots another reason to stay in Green Bay. It will be easy for them to hop on the shuttle.”
Shuttles will begin Sunday, July 25, and continue through the end of the day on Sunday, August 1. The schedule of times can be found below.
|Sunday, July 25||Monday, July 26 – Saturday, July 31||Sunday, August 1|
|12:00 p.m.: GRB to OSH||8:00 a.m.: GRB to OSH||8:00 a.m. GRB to OSH|
|5pm: OSH to GRB||12:00 p.m.: GRB to OSH||2:00 p.m. OSH to GRB|
|2:00 p.m.: OSH to GRB||6:00 p.m. OSH to GRB|
|4:00 p.m. GRB to OSH|
|6:00 p.m. OSH to GRB|
|8:00 p.m. OSH to GRB|
GRB officials add that pick up and drop off locations include the following:
- Executive Air lobby canopy
- GRB Main Terminal baggage claim doors
- GRB annex lot (watch for the signs)
- Jet Air Group lobby canopy
Tickets for the shuttle service can be purchased online here. Shuttle passengers are encouraged to book ahead and must print their passes before arriving at the bus. Lamers is not able to accept smartphone images for rides. For those who decide to ride at the last minute, they do accept cash only on the day of the ride, if there is space available.
FBO guests can work with staff to print copies of their tickets. GRB adds that airline passengers can work with Airport Administration staff to print copies of their tickets if their lodging doesn’t have a business printer. Non-flying shuttle passengers are encouraged to print their passes at home and bring them to the pick-up locations. Lamers may accept cash at the time of your ride if there is room available on the bus.
“This shuttle service is another example of how the airport, FBOs and local business are working together to bring more tourism and tourism dollars to our area, while also providing a great service for local residents,” stated Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach. “Their efforts benefit all of us.”