Airport News

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July 2016

Notice of Passenger Facility Charge Application

The City of La Crosse, Wisconsin is providing an opportunity for public comment until August 23, 2016 related to our proposed new Impose and Use Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application #11 for the La Crosse Regional Airport. This written notice is provided in accordance with requirements contained in Federal Aviation Regulation 49 CFR Part 158.24 Passenger Facility Charge.



February 2015

Secure Passenger Seating Area Restrooms Closed 02.14.15

As of February 14, 2015, the restrooms in the secure passenger seating area will be closed. There will be no restrooms to use after the passenger screen. Please use the facilities in the terminal before going through the passenger screening checkpoint. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our passengers. Construction will be taking place in the area that the bathrooms are currently located. New restrooms will be available when we move the passenger secure waiting area to it's new location on the 2nd floor in August. Thank you for your patience while we go through this rehabilitation project.

Terminal Rehabilitation Project Main Page

December 2014

2015 Parking Rate Changes

La Crosse Regional Airport long-term and short-term parking rates will be changing effective January 2, 2015 at 12:01 A.M. Charges will be based on your time of exit. Vehicles exiting after January 2, 2015 will be charged the below rates. View the Parking & Transportation page for more information.

2015 Short Term

First 20 minutes FREE
$2.00 for the first hour or portion thereof
$1.00 for each additional .5 (half) hour
$10.00 per calendar day

2015 Long Term

First 20 minutes FREE
$2.00 for the first hour or portion thereof
$1.00 for each additional 1 hour
$7.00 per calendar day

November 2014


Excuse our mess! The 2nd floor of the terminal is closed off to the public due to construction. Vinny's Restaurant is closed but we will be selling sandwiches and snacks in the Gift Shop. The 2nd floor is slated to be finished in June 2015. Follow the progress of our Terminal Rehabilitation Project here.

October 2014


Vinny's Restaurant will be closing October 27th while the 2nd floor terminal space is rehabilitated.  A new restaurant will be opening in approximately May of 2015.  The 2nd floor will be closed to the public during the first phase of the project from October 2014 until May 2015.

April 2014

Proposed PFC Amendment to Application #10

The City of La Crosse is providing an opportunity for public comment until May 7, 2014 related to the proposed Amendment to Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application #10 at the La Crosse Municipal Airport. This written notice is provided in accordance with requirements contained in Federal Aviation Regulation 49 CFR Part 158.24 Passenger Facility Charge. Click HERE for the full notice.

March 2014

Planned Airport Terminal Rehabilitation

The La Crosse Regional Airport has announced plans for Phase 2 of the rehabilitation of the current airport terminal.  Click Here for the press release and associated building renderings. 

November 2013

New Website

We have launched an updated website to better serve our customers.  The site features a clean, easy to navigate structure that scales to the size screen it is being viewed on.  Additionaly a booking engine has been added to allow our customers an easy way to book airline tickets, car rentals, and hotels.  In order to provide another method of asking questions we have also added a "Chat With Us" feature which will be operated by airport staff during business hours.  

September 2013

Small Community Air Service Development Grant

The Department of Transportation has announced a $750,000 grant award to the La Crosse Regional Airport for the purpose of assisting in obtaining new non-stop airline service to a destination not currently served. The La Crosse Regional Airport is one of twenty-five airports receiving a 2013 SCASD (Small Community Air Service Development Grant) grant from a total allocation of $11.5 million dollars.

Clinton Torp, Airport Manager at the La Crosse Regional Airport, states �this grant would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of Congressman Kind, Congressman Petri, Senator Baldwin, La Crosse Area Development Corporation, and many local businesses. The La Crosse Regional Airport will be busy working on new service options over the next several months in conjunction with this grant award. I look forward to enhancing the air service options available to our community and I thank the community for its ongoing support.�

The Small Community Air Service Development Grant was established in 2002 to assist smaller communities in obtaining new airline service or promoting airline service. The grant program is managed by the Department of Transportation.

August 2013

La Crosse Airport Name Change

La Crosse Airport Name Change The La Crosse Municipal Airport is rebranding itself as the La Crosse Regional Airport to better reflect the regional impact the Airport has on the surrounding area. The name change is also being paired with a fresh new logo. These are the initial steps the Airport is taking in its effort to enhance services and to better serve the region. The La Crosse Regional Airport contributes over $16 million in wage income and $31.9 million in economic impact to our regional economy and is an important driver of economic development.

July 2013

Waffle Breakfast

The La Crosse Area Flyers and Valley View Rotary Club are hosting a waffle breakfast at the airport on Sunday, August 11th from 7:00 AM until 11:30 AM.  Click here for more information. 

May 2013

LSE News ~ Cafe

LSE News ~ Cafe will be opening soon! 

The LSE News ~ Cafe offers travelers a great selection of Seattle’s Best Coffee and easy “grab and go” meals and snacks, both pre and post security. Their newsstand/gift shop offers magazines, books, sundries, travel related items, gifts and souvenirs of La Crosse and Wisconsin. The store opens daily 1/2 hour before the first scheduled departure and closes at the last scheduled departure.

April 2013

EAA Youth Flights

Kids!  The EAA is hosting several FREE airplane rides for youth ages 8-17 at the La Crosse Airport.  This is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the amazing experience of flight.  The La Crosse Airport hosts several amazing groups that are passionate aviators.  For more information check out the flyer HERE.

March 2013

Air Traffic Control Closure

The Federal Aviation Administration will be closing approximately 180 air traffic control towers throughout the United States.  The La Crosse Airport is on the list of proposed closures with a closure date of April 7, 2013 set.  Air traffic control towers serve an important function in the national transportation system and the Airport wishes to see it remain open.

However, if the closure materializes the Airport will remain safe and commercial airlines operations will continue.  Passengers may notice delays throughout the entire national air space system due to these cuts and furloughs of FAA controllers.  Safety is the number one concern of all airports and we will continue to serve the public in a safe manner. 

Please contact us at 608-789-7464 if you have any questions or concerns.  We appreciate your patrionage and we will continue to serve areas air transportation needs.


November 2012

Economic Impact Report

The La Crosse Airport has released an updated economic impact report indicating a $38.3 million dollar impact to the State and local economies.  Please see the attached PRESS RELEASE or visit our economic impact page for more information.

September 2012

Freedom Honor Flight

Another Freedom Honor Flight is scheduled for Saturday September 22, 2012.  Come out and wish our veterans the best on their well deserved trip!  Additional information is available at 

Civil Air Patrol Open House & Fly-In

The U.S.A.F Auxiliary - Civil Air Patrol is hosting an open house and fly-in at the La Crosse Airport on Saturday September 15, 2012 at the Civil Air Patrol building located near the Air Traffic Control Tower.  The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 


August 2012

New Website

The La Crosse Airport announces it's newly designed website at Professionally designed by local firm Web Team, the new site features easy to navigate menus, real time flight information, and travel tools such as a cost comparison calculator. Please let us know what you think of the new site!

Waffle Breakfast

The La Crosse Flyers Club held their annual fly-in/drive-in waffle breakfast at the La Crosse Airport on August 12th. The breakfast included several static aircraft displays, airport vehicle displays, a flight simulator, and a special air show presentation by Bill Blank.

July 2012

Collins Foundation

The Collins Foundation was at the La Crosse Airport from July 23rd through July 25th showcasing their beautiful B-17, B-24, and P-51 Mustang. Tours and rides were available.

Collins Foundation