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Passenger traffic rises at Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport in March

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's largest airport continues to see more business.  

Milwaukee's Mitchell International reports a 5.1 percent increase in passenger traffic in March, compared to the same month a year ago. Almost 632,000 people flew in and out of Mitchell in March.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said passenger traffic has grown in three of the last four months. Officials give themselves part of the credit -- for making people more aware of the non-stop flights they won't find on sites like Expedia and Travelocity.  

Southwest Airlines now has the largest market share at Milwaukee -- and online customers will find those flights only on that company's Web site.  

Airport director Terry Blue said his people began an educational campaign in January to get more fliers to use their airline's Web site instead of third-party sites.  

Milwaukee County owns and operates Mitchell International. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)