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La Crosse Airport has best passenger numbers in over a year



Before COVID-19 shut down most air travel early in 2020, the La Crosse Airport had recorded 12 straight months of passenger levels above 7000 people. 

In May, the airport saw 7000 passengers in one month for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.  That number compares to only 821 passengers for May of last year. 

The La Crosse Airport usually sees its highest passenger levels of the year from March through October. 

The total passengers for 2021 in La Crosse now exceed 25,000, a level which was reached by April in 2019.  

Airport director Ian Turner says the 72-hundred passengers in May compares to 88-hundred during the same month two years ago. 

The May figures represent a 17-hundred passenger increase over April, and was roughly nine times higher than the passenger total from May of 2020.    

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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