CITY OF OTTAWA CONSIDERING OPTIONS FOR OTTAWA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
OTTAWA, Kan. — Feb. 28, 2017 — The City of Ottawa is considering options for Ottawa Municipal
Airport as it transitions from a contract with OWI Services, which is set to end no later than April 19,
For the past 3 1/2 years, OWI Services has served as the airport’s contracted Fixed Base Operator
(FBO), providing management services.
“The FBO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the airport,” City Public Works Director
Michael Haeffele said. “As the FBO, OWI Services was responsible for grounds maintenance, fueling
operations, hangar rentals and tracking incoming and outgoing flights.”
OWI Services and the City of Ottawa have had a good partnership, City Manager Richard U. Nienstedt
“We hate to see OWI Services leave, but we understand the priorities of their business have changed and
wish them the best in their future endeavors,” he said.
Haeffele said the city is considering options moving forward.
“Services at the airport will not be interrupted, and day-to-day operations will continue,” he said.
Hours for the airport, 2178 Montana Road, are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to