United Airlines Passenger Numbers Continue to Climb

The number of passengers choosing Muskegon County Airport (MKG) for air travel continues to climb.  The total number of passengers flying United Airlines (operating as United Express) to and from MKG  was 3,686 for the month of June, and the total number of passengers using United Express year-to-date is 15,802, up 8% from the same time last year.

“We are very pleased to see the number of passengers choosing to fly locally on United Express continue to grow,” said Jeffrey Tripp, Muskegon Airport Manager “The airport is an important part of the County’s economy and it is great to see these positive results.  We encourage everyone to always Check MKG First for your travel needs.”

Tripp attributes United’s recent growth to airline ticket price parity with Grand Rapids, modification of the evening flight to a 30-minute earlier departure time – which allows for better connections at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – and continued strong on-time performance.  United Express offers daily round trip flights to Chicago O’Hare on 50seat regional jet aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines, providing passengers with convenient connections to anywhere in the world.