General Mitchell International Airport said passenger traffic
dropped 13.2 percent in 2013.
the third year in a row of declining traffic, the airport said
in a statement. General Mitchell reported 6.53 million
passengers in 2013, which was down from 7.52 million in 2012.
the statement, Mitchell reported a 3.5 percent increase in
traffic in December, which marked the first monthly passenger
increase since May 2011.
consolidations of major airlines have created substantial
changes at many U.S. airports since 2010, the statement said.
Airlines has greatly ramped up its presence at MKE, flying
nonstop to many of the cities that were served by
Frontier/Midwest and AirTran. I hope everyone has seen our
campaign educating travelers that they must go directly to the
airline websites, not Orbitz, Expedia or Travelocity, to book
travel to all of the 36 cities served nonstop from Milwaukee,”
said Barry Bateman, airport director.
“Mitchellairport.com is an excellent website to see the nonstop
cities and the airlines that fly there.”