Archives for May 2009

Frontier Airlines Adds Additional Service To Milwaukee

May 29, 2009

Fourth Non-Stop Added During Peak Summer Season

DENVER (May 29, 2009) – Frontier Airlines is helping residents of the greater Milwaukee area with their summer travels this year by adding another nonstop flight from Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to Denver International Airport (DEN) starting July 1, 2009. During the peak summer travel season, Frontier will operate four nonstop flights between the two airports.

“We are seeing tremendous demand from the Milwaukee area this summer,” said Frontier Vice President of Planning Tom Bacon. “So we are excited to add even more opportunities for people to take advantage of our affordable fares, the choice and added value that comes with our AirFairs product and our commitment to customer service.”

“Mitchell International Airport welcomes Frontier’s fourth daily flight to Denver,” said Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. “In addition to the important Milwaukee-Denver business travel market, Denver serves as the jumping-off point for a lot of summer vacation adventures. Many Colorado and western U.S. residents will also use the new service to enjoy a wonderful Wisconsin summer vacation.”

Frontier originally began service to Milwaukee in August 2003.

Following is the additional Milwaukee flight schedule:

Denver-Milwaukee

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
*366 6:03 a.m. 9:18 a.m. Daily

*Schedule valid from July 1, 2009 – Aug. 15, 2009. Flight does not operate Tuesdays or Sundays.

 Milwaukee-Denver

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
*367 9:58 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Daily

* Schedule valid from July 1, 2009 – Aug. 15, 2009 Flight does not operate Tuesdays or Sundays.

All times given in local arrival or departure city times.

About Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Denver-based Frontier Airlines. Currently in its 15th year of operations, Frontier Airlines is the second-largest jet service carrier at Denver International Airport, employing approximately 5,000 aviation professionals. Frontier Airlines’ mainline operation has 51 aircraft with one of the youngest Airbus fleets in North America. Frontier Airlines’ mainline operations offer 24 channels of DIRECTV service in every seatback along with a comfortable all-coach configuration. In conjunction with a fleet of ten Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Lynx Aviation (a subsidiary of Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.), Frontier offers routes to more than 50 destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica. In addition, Frontier and AirTran Airways operate a first-of-its-kind integrated marketing partnership that offers travelers the ability to reach more than 80 destinations across four countries with low fares, aboard two of the youngest fleets in the industry. For more in-depth information on Frontier Airlines, please visit its Web site at FrontierAirlines.com.

SOURCE: Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Web site: FrontierAirlines.com

Supervisor Mayo Statement On Southwest Airlines

May 20, 2009

MILWAUKEE (May 20, 2009) – Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr., released the following statement on Southwest Airlines’ decision to begin service to Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport.

“This is great news for Milwaukee County and the entire region. Southwest’s outstanding service and low fares will give travelers from Milwaukee County and beyond even more options as they fly for both business and leisure. Additional service from a carrier like Southwest will also bring more visitors to Milwaukee County, strengthening the convention and tourism industries.”

“This added service will build on Mitchell’s reputation as one of the most effective and efficient airports in the United States. I thank Airport Director Barry Bateman and the entire airport staff for bringing Southwest here to Milwaukee. This is truly a win-win for the residents of Milwaukee County. I am excited to work with Southwest Airlines in the coming months and years and look forward to their upcoming announcement on the destinations they will serve from Milwaukee.”

Walker Welcomes Southwest Airlines To Mitchell International Airport

May 20, 2009

MILWAUKEE (May 20, 2009) – Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker announced today that Southwest Airlines will begin service to General Mitchell International Airport later this year.

Walker said, “More jobs and more flights: this is great news for people in Milwaukee County and throughout the region,” said Walker. “It is yet another sign that Mitchell International is one of the best-run airports in the country.”

Southwest plans to release more details of its future service from Milwaukee, including naming cities to be served and the date service will begin, in the coming months.

Mitchell International Airport served a record number of passengers in 2008 and was one of just a few airports showing a gain. For the year, the passenger total of 7,956,968 represented a 3.17 percent gain over 2007′s record 7,712,535 passengers.

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.