What Major Airports are There in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin has many airports, with a large share of private ones. The proportion of public/private is 125/289. Besides, light aircraft and helicopters are very popular in the state. Seventeen bases for seaplanes, 105 heliports, and 7 airports for ultralight airplanes are also listed among Wisconsin airports.
Public airports are represented by a single medium hub, three small hubs, and multiple non-hub airports. Overall, there are 8 commercial ones, providing scheduled flights. In contrast, 7 airports in Wisconsin are listed as international ones. Milwaukee is the most popular destination within the state and has 2 airports. Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) statistics in 2019 showed 6.8 M passengers, with 0.6% boarding the flights to or from abroad. Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC) is also located in Milwaukee but mainly works for domestic flights, charter services, and general aviation operations.
The smallest airport on the list of commercial airports in Wisconsin is Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU). Its passenger traffic reached almost 24,000 travelers in 2020. In total, about 5.5 M passengers flew to and from airports located in Wisconsin in 2020. This accounts for around 0.6% of total aviation traffic in the United States.