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General Mitchell sees passenger growth

Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport has so far recorded an increase in the number of passengers passing through its gates for all but one month in 2016.

September saw 40,000 more passengers this year than the same month in 2015, according to a news release. This comes to an increase of nearly 8 percent.

So far this year, the airport has recorded a 3.16 percent increase in the number of passengers who are coming through its doors. This trend is likely continue with the approach of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, which bring some of the busiest travel times of the year.

“Heading into the holidays, we are hoping to see even more of our neighbors from the south giving (the airport) a try,” Milwaukee County Chris Abele said in a statement, referring to those who live nearby in northern Illinois.

Earlier this year, General Mitchell announced that two airlines would move to a different concourse to make room for the construction of a new international terminal.

United Airlines and Air Canada were to be moved to Concourse C so that the new terminal could be built on the site of Concourse E, where the two were previously.

About Alex Zank, alex.zank@dailyreporter.com

Alex Zank is a construction reporter for The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at 414-225-1820.

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