Travellers approve highly of “alternative airports”

Cities’ secondary airports score well in new online survey

A new survey shows that as many as 92% of respondents who have used secondary airports in the United States over the last year would do so again, and 77% of them say that they flew with less stress than flying through a major airport. With many “alternative airports” offering lower airfares, less costly parking and more manageably distances inside the terminals, they scored high approval ratings in an online survey conducted among 2,361 people by Harris Interactive, commissioned by Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, seen by many travellers as a recognised alternative to Chicago’s O’Hare. Almost 50% of respondents who had travelled on an aircraft in the last year flew via an alternative airport. Seventy percent of those who had taken to the air selected “low fares” as being most important factor when considering which airport to use, followed by “proximity to home” and “access to nonstop service”.
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[pictured: General Mitchell International Airport]