Airport rebounding, still not at pre-pandemic traffic levels

For April 2021, the Dane County Regional Airport is reporting a roughly 1,500% increase in both passenger arrivals and departures compared to the same period a year ago, according to a Wisconsin State Journal reportAfter COVID-19 shutdowns put a virtual end to air travel, the airport is seeing a massive spike in passenger business. However, compared to traffic levels in April 2019, the airport remains down roughly 55%. More than 97,000 departures and more than 101,000 arrivals were reported for April 2019, while the combined arrivals and departures dropped to about 5,500 in April 2020. Twenty-four nonstop destinations were offered by the end of 2019, but the pandemic has reduced that number to 11.