January 2015



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Innovative Automated Retail

Consumers will now be able to experience a new way to shop for electronics. Best Buy Express, an innovative automated retail concept is now available on the concourse level of the terminal, just outside the main security checkpoint. The express kiosk offers more than 40 products including portable media players, digital cameras, gaming consoles, headphones, and travel gadgets. After placing an order on an interactive touchscreen with a credit card, a robotic arm will quickly dispense your product. Read more...






AA Adds Inflight Internet Access


American Airlines will upgrade its regional fleet by adding Gogo inflight wireless services to all two-class regional jets. Nearly 250 of American's regional aircraft will have inflight wireless Internet service installed by 2016. With this installation, the world's largest airline will have the largest fleet of connected regional jets.

The American Eagle and US Airways Express regional networks operates about nine daily flights from MSN. These flights connect passengers to more than 339 destinations in 54 countries. Learn more...




TSA Continues To
Improve Aviation Security


Approximately 1.8 million people a day are screened by TSA before boarding an aircraft in this country. In 2014, TSA discovered more than 1,855 firearms in the carry-on baggage of those about to board an aircraft; 1,471 of which were loaded. In addition, 3,048 firearms, firearm components, replica firearms, stun guns, and other similar dangerous objects have been discovered by TSA from passengers in their carry-on luggage. Screening for firearms is an example of the good work the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security perform on behalf of the American people.





American, United Upgrade Planes


Select flights to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth departing MSN will be upgraded to larger aircraft in Spring 2015.


United upgraded flights:
Flight #709 - Depart MSN: 7:00 a.m. - Arrive ORD: 8:05 a.m.

Flight #552 - Depart MSN: 1:48 p.m. - Arrive ORD: 2:49 p.m.


American upgraded flights:

Flight #2935 - Depart MSN: 7:15 a.m. - Arrive DFW: 9:41 a.m.

Flight #3538 - Depart MSN: 3:27 p.m. - Arrive DFW: 5:50 p.m.



Spring Break Planning Starts Now!

With Spring Break just around the corner, the time to book air travel is NOW! Discounted fares, family deals, and introductory ticket prices are available, but you must act fast. To save money, travelers should look for travel packages that include airfare, rental car, and lodging. The best and least busy days to travel from Dane County Regional Airport are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The busiest days at DCRA are normally Monday and Friday.

  Dane County Regional Airport
4000 International Lane Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-246-3380
Website: msnairport.com
Email: airinfo@msnairport.com