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La Crosse’s new airport director could be hired soon, as expansion of daily service takes effect soon



A hiring decision on a new airport director in La Crosse could happen in the next few days.

The city aviation board met Monday and learned that an announcement is possible soon.

Former airport director Ian Turner left La Crosse in January to become the head of the airport in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and interviews have been conducted with possible successors.

Meanwhile, the local airport is about to increase its daily schedule by one commercial flight.

An 11 a.m. daily flight from La Crosse to Chicago is being added by American Airlines on April 4.

Airport staffers told the aviation board that the flight out of La Crosse will give passengers a better chance of making connecting flights through Chicago.

American also has plans to use larger jets for its La Crosse flights, beginning in May.

Flags of La Crosse’s sister cities greet people arriving at the city airport

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. Linda

    March 26, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    Now, if this new director fix the mistake, the old Director made, and get Delta airlines back here!

  2. dave

    March 26, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    we need flight at 6:00 am to minniapolis or chicago so we can catch flight to europe or jamaca etc

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