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La Crosse Airport gets over 1,000 passengers a month for the first time since March

Brad Williams



Airline travel through La Crosse is starting to pick up again, but it’s nowhere close to normal levels because of the pandemic. 

About 1,400 people took flights in or out of La Crosse in June.  That compares to 821 passengers in May, and 8,935 in June of last year. 

For the first six months of 2020, the La Crosse airport has seen 21,000 airline passengers, down 78 percent from the total for 2019. 

In a normal year, the airport might reach the 21,000 mark by the end of March. 

The best month so far in 2020 has been January, with 7,604 passengers, a five-year high for that month. 

In 2019, the best month was August, with 10,078 passengers going through the local airport.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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