MILWAUKEE – General
Mitchell International Airport reported steady passenger
traffic during the first two months of 2014.
According to a statement, traffic was down 1.5 percent
in January, compared with the same month last year, and
up 1.1 percent in February. That follows a 3.5 percent
increase in December, which is the first monthly
passenger increase since May 2011.
The statement attributed January’s decrease to extreme
weather across the U.S., which grounded 49,000 flights
and delayed 300,000 others throughout the nation.
Mitchell saw traffic grow rapidly in 2009 and 2010.
Traffic peaked in 2010 and then started to decline as
flights were cut and airlines merged. In 2013, traffic
was down 13.2 percent.