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La Crosse Airport having its best months of the year so far, going into vacation season

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As the summer travel season is about to start, the La Crosse Regional Airport just recorded its two best months so far in 2022.

April was the second best month of this year, with 6,077 passengers — down from 6,205 in March.

Before COVID-19, the airport would routinely get 7,000 passengers during April.

The highest monthly totals for airline traffic in La Crosse in a typical year usually happen from May through October, with an average of 8,000 or more travelers a month.

In April of 2019 — pre-pandemic — there were 7,242. The next April saw just 372 travelers a month, as the pandemic grew.

The total so far for 2022 is 24,000 passengers, reached a few weeks ahead of last year’s pace.

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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