Archives for June 2008

Walker Announces April Passenger Record For General Mitchell International Airport

June 12, 2008

13th Straight Month of Passenger Growth

MILWAUKEE (June 12, 2008) – Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker announced today that the number of passengers using General Mitchell International Airport in April 2008 set a record for that month. The April total of 664,924 passengers was an increase of 0.44 percent over last April’s 661,990 passengers. The number of passengers in March 2008 was an all-time-high one-month total. For the first four months of 2008, the number of passengers is 6.36 percent higher than the same period in 2007.

Walker noted that there now have been 13 straight months of record passenger numbers at Mitchell International. “It is noteworthy that we saw a year-over-year increase in April passengers even though the peak Easter vacation week, which in 2007 was in April, fell in March this year,” said Walker.

Airport Director Barry Bateman said, “Airfares out of Milwaukee remain very competitive in spite of the fuel cost increases. He recommended that travelers book their tickets now for summer and fall travel, while ticket prices are still low.

Mitchell ranks among the top 10 percent of U.S. cities in number of nonstop destinations.

General Mitchell International Airport is owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the Department of Transportation & Public Works, Airport Division, under the policy direction of the Milwaukee County Executive and the County Board of Supervisors. The airport is entirely funded by user fees; no property tax dollars are used for the airport’s capital improvements or for its day-to-day operation. For more information on Mitchell International, visit www.mitchellairport.com.

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Annual Significant Industrial User Honor Roll Recognizes General Mitchell International Airport

June 9, 2008

MILWAUKEE (June 9, 2008) – Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) received recognition as a member of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s annual Significant Industrial User Honor Roll for 2007.  This recognition is for major discharge into the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District system and is awarded to firms that are known to be in compliance with all the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations.  GMIA was praised for its diligence in ensuring that all airport operations comply with environmental standards that help to preserve Lake Michigan and its tributaries for future generations to enjoy.

General Mitchell International Airport is owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the Department of Transportation & Public Works, Airport Division, under the policy direction of the Milwaukee County Executive and the County Board of Supervisors. The airport is entirely funded by user fees; no property tax dollars are used for the Airport’s capital improvements or for its day-to-day operation.  For more information on GMIA, visit www.mitchellairport.com.