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Now Boarding for San Diego...Nonstop!

Southwest Airlines now flies nonstop from Milwaukee to San Diego every day of the week!  New daily service kicked off on August 7 with a sunglassses-themed party in the gate area.  Enjoy Southwest's legendary service, no checked baggage fees, and no change fees!  Remember, you can only book Southwest flights on!

Frontier Adds Nonstop Phoenix Flights

MKE travelers now have another nonstop option for leisure and business travel to Arizona!  New flights to Phoenix begin on December 7, and will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this winter!  Introductory sale fares on the route start at just $69, and are only available online at The new service will be operated with full-size Airbus A319 aircraft, featuring both standard and stretch seating.  Frontier already offers daily nonstops from Milwaukee to Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia.

Get Through Security Faster

The TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Center returns to MKE this month!   From now through August 26, the Enrollment Center will be open Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 7pm, and Thursday and Friday from 7am to 4pm at Baggage Claim Carousel #4.

Passengers enrolled in TSA Pre✓® do not need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts.  The cost is $85 for five years.

Applicants should visit to pre-enroll and schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are permitted, however customers with an appointment will be taken first.  Pre-enroll today to speed your way through the airport security checkpoint!

A Taste of Wisconsin's Northwoods

The new Leinie Lodge on Concourse D brings the mystique of Wisconsin's northwoods to MKE.  Sample award-winning beers and seasonal favorites like Summer Shandy, Wisconsin Red Pale Ale, Oktoberfest and others!  With convenient self-serve taps, it's easier than ever to sit back and enjoy genuine Wisconsin brews. And don't forget the food which includes breakfast sandwiches, paninis, burgers, and local favorite Usinger's sausage! Stop in and raise a glass during your next trip!

Preparing for our Annual FAA Inspection

We had a beautiful day for our annual runway safety walk at Mitchell Airport! Airport employees volunteered to help us get the airfield ready for our annual FAA inspection. This means picking up foreign objects and filling in depressions in the grassy areas alongside the runways. Thanks for the help, everybody!

MKE Shows Love for Service Animals

MKE has installed an indoor Service Animal Relief Area. Located in a separate area adjacent to the Family Restroom in the Concession Mall, the Service Animal Relief Area contains K9Grass. The soft green synthetic grass – designed specifically for dogs – sits atop an under-grass flushing system that moves water and cleaning solution across a sloped floor. It's a cleaner, safer, better environment for service animals and their owners.

Service animals are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. MKE partnered with Leader Dogs for the Blind to ensure that the new area meets modern animal relief facility standards. Outdoor designated Pet Relief Areas are located at the exits from both ends of Ticketing and Baggage Claim.

Volunteer to Help Travelers at MKE

Looking to give back to the community? One great option is to volunteer at Mitchell Airport! Travelers Aid volunteers work at our Airport Information desk, and we're looking for volunteers available on Thursday mornings, Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoons. Watch this video to learn more about being a Travelers Aid volunteer at MKE!

Treating MKE's Customers Like Gold

We value the great customer service provided by employees here at MKE. Brenda from Paradies Gift Shops, Rod from Prospect, and Jim from Renaissance Books were nominated for the MKE Customer Service Award by travelers who were impressed with the treatment they received.  Thanks for going the extra mile, team!

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