The number of passengers choosing Muskegon County Airport (MKG) for air travel continues to climb. The total number of passengers flying United Airlines (operated by SkyWest Airlines) to and from MKG was 3,636 for the month of May, compared to 2,840 during May 2016, up 28%. The June numbers are looking strong and the July reservations are shaping up to be a record setting month.
These passenger numbers are coming on the heels of Muskegon SkyWest Airlines station receiving the United Airlines Quality First Award for the first quarter of 2017. The MKG station was selected #1 out of approximately 350 small airport stations nationwide served by United Airlines. This highly competitive award is a true testament to our local team’s commitment to operational excellence and customer service.
“We are very pleased to see more regional travelers choosing to fly locally on United,” said Jeffrey Tripp, Muskegon County Airport Manager. “SkyWest Station Manager James Perri and his team provide the highest level of service to all customers and are to be commended. The United Quality First Award is based on many performance goals, including on-time, flight completion, customer service and safety, and the improvements are showing in our passenger numbers.”
United Airlines offers daily round trip flights to Chicago O’Hare on 50-seat regional jet aircraft providing passengers with convenient connections to anywhere in the world. To sign up for the airport e-blast, go to www.flymkg.com. The e-blast contains special airfares on United Airlines and monthly Casino Packages to Laughlin, Nevada.