Appleton Airport Named to Top 25 Growth Airport List by Boyd Group International

ATW only Wisconsin airport to make Top 25 Growth List

Published Monday, May 17, 2021

APPLETON, Wis. — Boyd Group International, an aviation forecasting and consulting firm, recently announced its U.S. top 25 percentage growth markets, ranking Appleton International Airport in the 19th position among airports across the U.S.

“Being named within the top 25 airports on Boyd Group International’s growth projections list is a great reflection of our community’s support and desire to travel through ATW, as well as the Airport’s commitment to safe travel amid a pandemic,” said Abe Weber, Appleton Airport director. “We hope to exceed the forecasts and continue growing in 2021 and beyond.”

The list was created by comparing 2025 projections to enplanement experiences in 2019. Based on Boyd Group International’s forecasting, ATW is shown to have a projected 28.7% growth within the next four years based on 2019 passenger enplanement numbers.

“Appleton is a market that represents the new foundation of the future post-COVID air transportation system,” said Mike Boyd, Boyd Group International president. “With strong local and regional economic growth and a quality of life that will attract business migration, large metros will be losing population and industrial investment to cities such as Appleton.”

Within the past year, Appleton Airport added new direct flights to Savannah, GA, Rapid City, SD, and Charlotte, NC in addition to increasing its flight time offerings for many of its popular destinations.

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About Appleton International Airport

Appleton International Airport connects our community to the world through American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air. In addition to offering nonstop service to 14 destinations, Appleton Airport connects to six major international airport hubs from which travelers can fly to almost anywhere in the world. Using Appleton Airport, travelers can safely and more conveniently get to their destination and home again, leaving them more time for what really matters.