Appleton Airport: Reports Year-End Passengers

APPLETON, Wis. (Jan. 27, 2021) – Appleton Airport welcomed 380,154 passengers in 2020, which is a 48% decrease from the previous year due to the global pandemic. Across the U.S., passengers were down 61% from last year, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Allegiant Air reported the smallest passenger decrease of 10% in 2020 compared to the rest of the airlines in Appleton. Allegiant offers affordable fares and nonstop flights to warm weather and outdoor spaces, making them a favorite of Northeast Wisconsin residents. Appleton follows the national trend of people traveling to visit their family, friends, or to get back to travel.

In November, Appleton Airport has added a daily nonstop service to Charlotte, North Carolina on American Airlines. This new flight has proven to be popular with people heading to Florida, the Caribbean, or Mexico because of the great connections to popular vacation spots.

“We are optimistic that the aviation industry will bounce back from this health crisis as passengers regain the confidence to fly and get back to traveling for business or leisure. Our top priority is the health and well-being of travelers and staff, and we’re ready whenever travelers are ready to reconnect with the world,” said Airport Director Abe Weber.

To protect passengers and elevate the entire experience of flying in and out of Appleton, the Appleton Airport has implemented a rigorous improvement plan. The improvements include; cleaning protocols, self-sanitizing stations, touchless key points, improved valet, and most recently an air ionization filtration system and coat check.

The complete list of ATW improvements is available at