(Green Bay, Wis.) – Flying to and from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) on Packers gamedays will be easier this season with more seats being made available on flights from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago to GRB, as well as two nonstop options, offered by American Airlines.
“At a time when many airports are seeing a downturn in the number of airline seats each day, it’s exciting to see American Airlines bring in its Airbus A319 with 120+ seats on each flight to accommodate the demand by football fans,” stated Airport Director Marty Piette, A.A.E. “These schedule changes and larger planes allow fans the best options when connecting to the game or to their home airport. It’s good for the fans and for our local economy.”
The expanded seating starts with the September 18th Bears game and continues through the early January 2023 Lions game. Plus, American is offering nonstop flights to two Packers games:
The Sept. 25 Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers game
· The nonstop return flight takes place on Monday, Sept. 26, leaving TPA at 9:15 a.m. and arriving at GRB at 11:37 a.m.
The Nov. 13 Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers.
· Fans from deep in the heart of Texas can jump on board a Saturday, Nov. 12 nonstop flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at 10:30 a.m., and arrive at GRB at
· The Monday, Nov. 14 return flight leaves GRB at 7:00 a.m. and lands at DFW at 9:35 a.m.
“I appreciate American Airlines responding to the growing demand for travel to GRB, and by expanding capacity it helps more fans visit Greater Green Bay,” said Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach. “Brown County is a welcoming community, and this announcement allows us to entertain even more visitors during the football season.”
Booking flights is now available at www.AA.com. Pricing varies by seat class and availability.
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) is the third largest airport in the state, serving Northeast Wisconsin and portions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Business and leisure flights are offered by five major airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country and United Airlines, and two fixed base operators (FBOs), JetAir Group and Executive Air. As the Gateway to Lambeau Field, GRB is a Green Bay Packers Partner and the home airport of the Packers. Additionally, GRB is one of only two commercial airports in Wisconsin designated as a Landing Rights Airport by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for international flight arrivals.