AZO Airport Construction Access and COVID-19 Information:

Area Road Construction (I-94 / Kilgore Road)

As Summer concludes work on Year 1 of the I-94/Portage Road intersection winds down, but significant progress is being made. Here is a description and update of the project.

  1. Widening of I-94 from Lovers Lane to Sprinkle Road — the project widens the interstate to three lanes in this area. The project also removes the Kilgore Road bridge and the removal of the “Michigan Left” at Portage Road. Detailed project information can be found on MDOT’s Project Page.
  2. Kilgore Road is now open to traffic in all directions (17 November)
  3. Access from Portage Road to EB and WB I-94 is blocked. Follow detour signs for the best directions.

Updated: 24 November 2021


 

COVID-19 Information

As the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport enters post-COVID operations. Our primary focus is on the health and safety of our employees and passengers.

Our plan will support the CDC, State and other health expert recommendations for helping to keep people safely distanced and to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19. Please keep in mind that even though the State has loosened the mask protocols, the Airport is federally mandated for mask wearing. Please respect this mandate as you enter the airport’s facilities.

With these changes passengers can expect to see longer lines as passenger traffic begins to slowly increase as well as changes to the airport layout to accommodate social distancing recommendations. Please be aware of these changes and ensure you plan your schedule accordingly.

Updates this week (10/15/2021) include:

  1. Arriving and departing passengers as well as members of the general public can receive a COVID-19 test in the Airport terminal. In March, Optimed opened a COVID-19 testing facility within the airport terminal. It is located on the main floor adjacent to the baggage claim area. Visit www.covid19azo.com to schedule an appointment.
  2. Free masks for passengers are available. Visit the badging office downstairs adjacent to the ticket counter if you need one.
  3. Even with the Governor’s loosening of restrictions in the State, a recently published TSA Executive Order requires all air passengers and airport workers to wear a face covering while at the airport through at least January 2022. Follow the link in the “Additional Resources” listed below.
  4. All pre-COVID airlines have returned to AZO (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines). Please check their website or contact your travel professional for flight details and understand that they are changing schedules to accommodate demand.
  5. All airlines serving AZO are requiring their passengers to wear face masks while on board the aircraft. For details please check the individual airline’s website.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to serving you on your next visit to AZO!

Flight Availability:

  • Updated November 24th – Airlines are continuously updating flight schedules to adjust for the impacts of COVID-19. For a status on today’s flights visit our Arrivals & Departures page.
    • American Airlines is offering twice-daily service to their Chicago O’Hare hub.
    • Delta Air Lines is currently serving their hub in Detroit. Nonstop Minneapolis is scheduled to return, but no date is yet confirmed.
    • United Airlines is currently serving their Chicago O’Hare hub with two daily flights. Please note that United is stopping service after January 3rd.
  • Do note that airlines serving AZO are making service adjustments throughout their entire network. The situation is changing weekly. Please visit your airline for further, definitive information using the direct links below.

Messages and Information from Our Airline Partners:

Our airline partners are continually updating passengers through their websites. For the most up-to-date information, please follow the links below:

Rental Car Partners:

While they continue to be open, many of our rental car partners are operating on a reduced schedule. Please check with them ahead of time before coming to the airport.

Food and Bar Services:

  • The Airport restaurant is open with limited menu options.

Security Badge Renewal Information:

For those AZO Badgeholders that have a badge set to expire in the near future (minimally 30 days), please contact the AZO Badge Office Phone number at 269-447-4424 or email azobadge@kalcounty.com for current badge renewal procedures.

Traveling Touchless:

Want to minimize the amount of contact during your travel experience? There are a number of ways that passengers can reduce the risk of exposure while also enhancing the travel experience. Take a look below:

  1. Ditch the Paper Boarding Pass: Online check-in processes have become streamlined to the point where you can have a boarding pass shared right on your phone. No need to pass paper between agents or touching kiosks.
  2. Credit Cards and Touchless Payments: Using your credit card means that you’ll not have to take cash that’s been handled many, many times. Also, a number of vendors have touchless pay options that allow you to wave your wallet, credit card or phone.
  3. Bring Your Own Water Bottle: AZO has a water bottle filling station past security. Look for it by Gate 4. Save some money and take solace knowing that you’re the only one that’s handled the water bottle.

Additional Resources:

For additional questions, we encourage our travelers to review information from the following entities: