Appleton International Airport continues its five consecutive year growth trend with 575,000 passengers in 2017, which is a 4.6 percent increase over 2016.
"Our growth in 2017 is the direct result of beginning American Airlines service to Chicago O'Hare in July and Allegiant increasing our Tampa/St. Pete service to a year-round schedule," said Abe Weber, airport director. "The Northeast Wisconsin community has been supportive of our new service and has responded with increased travel through their hometown airport."
2018 is off to a strong start for Appleton International Airport. United Airlines announced it will start direct service to Denver from Appleton June 8.
"For the people of our region, Appleton International Airport is a hub in every sense of that word," said Thomas Nelson, Outagamie County Executive. "Besides being a convenient launch point for travelers, it serves as a connecting point for the business community, sports, academics, and the commercial and nonprofit communities. It represents a place where good things happen, whether we're talking about commerce, the launching of vacations or the support of veterans through the popular Honor Flights, our airport is a focus of pride."