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Passenger levels at La Crosse’s airport rising after low spell in early summer



The La Crosse Airport’s passenger numbers are continuing to bounce back from the low for the year, recorded in June.

The airport had 5,012 passengers come through that month, but in August, the total was 5,955.

A year ago, August was the airport’s busiest month, with 8,605 commercial passengers, but last month’s number is a 31 percent drop from that total.

The best month so far this year has been March, partly because of worker shortages and service cutbacks since then. August now ranks as the 4th busiest month this year at LSE.

The passenger total for 2022 through August has been 45,000, which exceeds the total of 43,000 for the entire year of 2020, when the pandemic kept numbers well below normal.

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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  1. The Badger

    September 16, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Bring back the LaCrosse to Milwaukee flights. Those were popular back when Midwest/Skyway were around. Every flight either to or from Milwaukee was full. I hate O’Hare!

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