La Crosse Regional Airport master plan up for approval

Numbers of flights and passengers are in a recovery period from pandemic

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Members of the La Crosse Common Council will vote on a resolution approving the 2037 La Crosse Regional Airport’s master plan.

The 260-page plan lays out how the airport is functioning now and how the airport is expected to grow in the future.

The numbers of flights and passengers are in a recovery period from the larger effects of the pandemic.

“Historically, we’ve been in 20,000 t0 25,000 operations a year,” said La airport director Ian Turner. “Those numbers have already recovered. And I think you’ll see a small but consistent growth over the next three to five years and through the planning horizon through 2037 with this airport master plan.”

The airport has plenty of space to meet higher demand, including enough space to add another airline and a higher capacity of passengers, Turner said.

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