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La Crosse has second-best record for reliability among large airports in U.S., according to survey



Flying in or out of the La Crosse Airport, the odds are very good that flight won’t be delayed or cancelled.

A nationwide study of airports by a private jet service called Jettly ranked the La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) No. 2 in the nation for reliability, behind an airport in Montana.

The study examined the total number of delays, cancelations, and diversions for more than 390 American airports, using data provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

In La Crosse, only 9.3 percent of 743 flights in the first eight months of this year had issues which led to delays or cancellation. Just 12 flights in all at LSE had to be cancelled between January and August of 2023.

Public airports in Rhinelander, Wis., and in Hibbing, Minn., also ranked in the Top 5.

Out of 390 airports included in the study, the only one with a better rating was Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana, with only 8.8 percent of its flights being cancelled, diverted, or delayed.

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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