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Mitchell Memo February 2016

Southwest Goes Daily to San Diego!

Fly from Milwaukee nonstop to San Diego any day of the week starting in August!  Southwest’s Saturday-only nonstops will increase to daily beginning August 6!  Remember, Southwest flights can only be booked online at  Get free checked bags and no change fees, too!

Frontier Announces More New Service

Frontier Airlines is on a roll at MKE!  New nonstop routes to Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Philadelphia start this spring.  Since last year, Frontier also added nonstops to Las Vegas, Orlando, and Ft. Myers.  Including Denver, Frontier is now up to 7 nonstop destinations from MKE.  Book your next trip at

Check out the MKE Air Service Update

A lot has changed in the airline industry! Check out our summary of how these changes have influenced air service at MKE. We hope you find the summary informative, and we’ll continue to update it as new information becomes available.  Remember, Choose MKE – Fly Local, Go Global!

Limited Time: Enroll in TSA Pre✓ at MKE

Looking to speed your way through the security checkpoint? Sign up for TSA Pre✓® next month right here at MKE! TSA's Mobile Enrollment Center will be available behind our House of Harley store from March 1-4 and March 7-11. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can pre-enroll online for faster service.

Travelers with upcoming international trips may want to consider Global Entry.  For just $15 more, approved travelers receive expedited re-entry into the U.S. and TSA Pre✓®.  Visit for more information. (Note: Global Entry is not part of the TSA enrollment event mentioned above.)

Welcoming Our New Airport Director

We’re giving a shout out to Ismael “Izzy” Bonilla, the new Director of Mitchell Airport!  A native of Puerto Rico, Izzy was most recently the Chief Business Development Officer at Hi-Lite Airfield Services and has served as a senior airport leader at San Juan International Airport, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport.  Welcome to the team, Izzy!

MKE Helps You Map It!

The next time you’re here to pick someone up, be sure to check out our new MKE Arriving Flights maps.  Located next to the Airport Information desk, the electronic displays show live weather maps and airport delay information from across the U.S.  You can also see where incoming aircraft are located, so you can decide if you have time to grab a snack or a cup of coffee while you wait.

Bridging the Howell Avenue Divide

Have you seen the new bridge over Howell Avenue?  The bridge is not open to the public, but it does add an extra safety layer - Airport service vehicles can now get around the main east-west runway without having to cross it.

Climbing the Tower at MKE

Just three minutes to climb 20 flights of stairs! That's how fast members of the Milwaukee County Fire Department (based at MKE) climbed the stairs at the Mitchell Airport Air Traffic Control Tower. Even more impressive is that they performed this training exercise while in full gear!

We're Proud of our Customer Service

Eleven individuals were honored for providing outstanding customer service in the last month!  Employees from Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Airport Operations, and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office were all recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to make travel even easier for our passengers.  MKE is dedicated to providing great customer service and we are excited to have so many employees who share that vision.  You can nominate an employee here.

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