Airport Passenger Traffic Continues to Soar

Post Date:07/11/2016 8:54 AM

Airport Passenger Traffic Continues to Soar

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, July 11, 2016 – The official numbers are in and they continue to show positive growth including an impressive airline completion rate of 100% in June. Total airline passengers using the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport increased 7% for the first half of 2016 when compared to the same time period in 2015. Even more remarkable is the completion factor as reported by United Airlines. For the month of June, United Airlines reported zero cancelled flights at the airport; a truly impressive feat.

“Passengers continue to report better air fares and increased destination options with United Airlines. With the reliability United demonstrated in June, travelers can have confidence that flying locally is one of the best ways to begin their trip,” states Airport Director Charity Zich. “We continue to encourage the public to check air fare from the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport first and compare it with the true cost of flying from another airport.”

Total aircraft operations or takeoffs and landings have also increased 10% for the first six months of 2016.

About the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport – The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport is an FAA certified commercial service airport located in Eau Claire, WI. The airport is owned by Eau Claire County and operated by Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. Businesses at the airport offer commercial service flights, on-demand charter flights, emergency medical transportation, flight instruction, sightseeing tours, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, car rentals, and a full service restaurant.
An economic impact study conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation indicates that the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport provided over $72.1 million in economic output, supported 458 jobs and contributed $15.3 million in wage income to the local and state economy in 2014.

For more information contact Charity Zich, Airport Manager at (715) 839-6241 or visit


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