Marquette Airport (MQT)
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Marquette Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The largest city in the northern panhandle of Michigan, Marquette is on the shores of Lake Superior
  • Marquette is one of the snowiest locations in the US
  • It’s a major port for the shipping of iron ore
  • Despite being explored by the French in the 17th century, Marquette, the city didn’t start until the mid-19th century when it was called New Worcester
  • As well as an industrial city, its position on Lake Superior means it’s also a popular tourist destination

Marquette Airport Mini Guide

Marquette airport is otherwise known as Sawyer Airport but it serves the city of Marquette in Michigan, USA. This is an International facility with the airport code MQT which is open to the public. We get many requests for economy car hire at Marquette airport for customers who want to head to the central business district for a meeting. You will find that a car is necessary as the airport is located some 17 miles to the south of the city. The flight facility is owned by Marquette County and you can also use your rental vehicle to explore this surrounding thanks to the fact that we offer limitless mileage with every rental.

Marquette Airport

The reason that the airport is referred to as the Sawyer international airport is because it was built on the Sawyer Air Force Base. When the airport was opened in 1999, the nearby Marquette county airport was closed. Marquette airport then started doing commercial passenger service flights. There are only a few destinations served by American Eagle, which are Chicago O Hare, Green Bay and Traverse City, and a few destinations served by Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines which are Detroit and Minneapolis St. Paul.

Nevertheless we recommend that customers book cars early, especially if they plan to travel during the notoriously busy US holiday seasons. Marquette airport deals with more than one hundred thousand passengers per annum on about twenty two and a half thousand flights yearly. Book now for great deals.

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Marquette is a very attractive lakeside city in summer when hiring a car from Marquette Airport is the perfect way to see the attractions of the lakeshore. In autumn when the weather is still temperate, hiring a convertible car from Marquette Airport lets you drive through the beautiful autumnal colours of the deciduous woodland, breathing in the autumn scents.
In winter you may have a shock upon arrival at Marquette Airport for winter weather is appalling in this part of Michigan. If you are going to travel at this time of year, talk to us about the safety options available on a hire car from Marquette Airport. Snow chains, four wheel drive and winter tyres are all available to keep you safe and make sure you have an enjoyable stay.

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