Within a short drive south of Sault Ste. Marie is the Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Kincheloe. Delta Airlines flies in and out of the airport offering affordable trips too and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minnesota and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) in lower Michigan. Being connected to these two large Midwest airports means it’s easier ever to get to Chippewa County International Airport.

CIU has arrival and departure flights from both airports every day. With reasonable round-trip flights, CIU is a great place to begin your vacation to Sault Ste. Marie.


CIU is located just south of Sault Ste. Marie provides car rental options and limousine/taxi services to making accessing the Soo a breeze. You could theoretically fly to Sault Ste. Marie from Minneapolis-St. Paul or Detroit and be downtown at the Soo Locks all in under two hours!

CIU helps make Sault Ste. Marie a quick destination from anywhere in the country. If flying is your preferred method of travel, it’s a fantastic place to land. Complete with amenities to help you move throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, you’ll be relaxing quicker than you could have ever imagine.

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Plus! We have one our favorite CIU facts. Did you know CIU was Washington Dulles International Airport in “Die Hard 2?” Learn more about John McClane’s visit to Kincheloe here.