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Slight drop in LSE airline passengers in October

Brad Williams

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After five months of steady increases, the passenger numbers at the La Crosse Airport dipped a little in October. 

A total of 3903 people flew in or out of La Crosse last month, a drop of nearly 200 passengers from September. 

The volume was down 54 per cent from October of last year. 

The airport has been climbing back from a low of only 372 airplane passengers in April, right after the pandemic hit the region. 

Total ridership for 2020 is at 36,250, a level normally reached around June. 

It’s also less than half the number for the same period a year ago.     

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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