La Crosse Regional Airport revenue on the rise again

In April the airport a 95% drop in revenue compared to 2019

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Are people willing to get on a flight any time soon? The answer is still up in the air, but there are signs that air travel is on the up and up.

The La Crosse Regional Airport took quite the hit because of the pandemic. In April, the airport saw a 95% drop in revenue compared to 2019.

There was a 90% decrease in May and an 84 percent decrease in June. But in July, things started to noticeably improve with a 68% decrease in revenue compared to last year.

The airport’s director said the numbers are going in the right direction. He believes this is because of increased safety measures.

“They’re doing a really good job of making sure that its safe to travel. And that starts as soon as you walk into the terminal building. The efforts of my staff to keep the airport clean. The efforts the airlines have made providing masks to customers who don’t have them,” said Ian Turner, the Director of the La Crosse Regional Airport.

Airlines have also been using larger planes which allows people to social distance much more easily.