Today’s online edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that all the 12,000 parking spaces for automobiles at the airport and at the off-site lots are full ”due to a perfect storm of families on spring break and business travelers.” That is great news for the airport as a business. Meg Jones reports that although Mitchell Airport recently added parking spaces, since then Milwaukee’s airport has seen 17 consecutive record months of passenger travel through January. The upswing can be attributed to a recovering economy and Southwest Airlines now serving Mitchell.
Airport spokesperson Pat Rowe noted that alternatives to driving include taking a taxi, the Bus, Amtrak or one of the coach lines that service the airport. Rowe added that there’s plenty of motorcycle and bicycle parking still available, noting “I do see a bicycle out here today so someone came up with a creative way to get to the airport. Kind of hard to carry a suitcase, though,” she said.
As readers will remember, I bike to the airport all the time.