Mitchell Airport Continues Upward Passenger Trend in March

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – May 6, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is continuing to climb.  631,843 passengers used Mitchell Airport in March, an increase of 5.1 percent from March of last year. 

“Our passenger counts are continuing their upward trend.  We have seen passengers increase for three of the last four months,” County Executive Chris Abele said.  “MKE’s low fares, nonstop flights, and low parking rates continue to draw travelers from throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois.”

“In January, we launched a local advertising campaign to educate travelers about the importance of using airline websites to find flights, rather than sites like Expedia, Orbitz, or Travelocity,” Interim Airport Director Terry Blue added. “It’s clear that travelers are receiving the message that more than half of our nonstop destinations can only be found on Southwest.com.  A robust passenger increase from Southwest contributed to our increased March numbers.”

For more than six years running, MKE remains the region’s low-fare leader.  MKE’s average airfare is $67 less than O’Hare’s and $38 less than the national average.

MKE is served by Southwest/AirTran, Delta, United, American/US Airways, Frontier, and Air Canada.  The complete list of nonstop cities can be found at www.mitchellairport.com.

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