Archives for June 2009

Midwest Airlines Resumes Nonstop Service To Los Angeles And Louisville

June 11, 2009

Airline Also Announces Additional Indianapolis Service, Resumption of Ft. Myers Seasonal Service

MILWAUKEE (June 11, 2009) – Midwest Airlines today said it will resume nonstop service between Milwaukee and both Los Angeles and Louisville, Ky. It also announced additional service between Milwaukee and Indianapolis, as well as the resumption of its seasonal schedule between Milwaukee and Ft. Myers, Fla.

Daily nonstop service between Milwaukee and Los Angeles will begin Aug. 1, with service offered aboard an Embraer 190 configured with 10 extra-wide leather Signature seats and 84 leather Saver seats. The Midwest Class seating option combines the airline’s award-winning service and onboard amenities with two choices of seating in the same coach cabin. Buy-onboard Best Care Cuisine meals and baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies will also be available.

Twice-daily nonstop Louisville service will begin Aug. 2, and a fourth daily nonstop flight to Indianapolis takes off July 7. Both will be offered on 37-seat Embraer 135 aircraft.

Midwest recently entered into air service agreements with Republic Airways to operate the E190s and E135s for this service.

In addition, the airline announced it will resume its popular seasonal service to Ft. Myers beginning Nov. 19 and continuing through April 19, 2010. That service will be operated on 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft.

For flight information and reservations, visit, call the Midwest Airlines Contact Center at 800-452-2022 (in Milwaukee, 414-570-7000), or contact a travel consultant.

“We continue to stay close to our customers to provide what they want in terms of enhanced service options to a variety of markets,” Midwest chairman Timothy E. Hoeksema wrote in a message to employees marking the airline’s 25th anniversary. “As we make progress on our restructuring plan, to be able to make this announcement in conjunction with our anniversary acknowledges the customers who have supported us for the past 25 years.”

Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee’s most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Catering to business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, the airline earned its reputation as “The best care in the air” by providing passengers with impeccable service and onboard amenities at competitive fares. More information is available at

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

June 9, 2009

MILWAUKEE (June 9, 2009) – 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 2008. 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,

Southwest Airlines Announces Fares And Flights To/From Milwaukee

June 9, 2009

Carrier Will Operate 12 Daily Nonstop Flights on Boeing 737 Aircraft to Six Destinations
Beginning November 1, 2009 with Fares as Low as $35 one-way

DALLAS (June 9, 2009) – We’re going to do it our way–the Southwest Way! Beginning November 1, 2009, Southwest Airlines will connect Milwaukee to the nation’s largest airline network bringing legendary Customer Service and Low-Fare Value to fee-weary and under-served travelers across Southeast Wisconsin.

The airline will begin service with a dozen daily nonstop flights to six destinations: 3 to Baltimore/Washington, 3 to Kansas City, 2 to Las Vegas, 2 to Orlando, 1 to Phoenix, and 1 to Tampa Bay. Southwest is offering all of these new flights with fares as low as $35 one-way (when purchased by June 26th), recognizing Wisconsin’s place as the 35th state to join the Southwest network. After the 26th, enjoy Southwest’s low introductory fares from $49 to $99 to all nonstop destinations (see all fare rules below).

The fares and schedule are available for purchase today on

“That’s $35 to get from Milwaukee to all six of these cities — It’s On!” said Teresa Laraba, Southwest’s Vice President of Ground Operations, this morning at a news conference outside the Milwaukee Art Museum. “While other airlines have taken away options and added fees, our new Milwaukee service will stand apart in many ways. Milwaukeeans should know that we’re here to serve and we’re here to stay! We can’t wait to introduce our legendary Customer Service, as well as our low fares and on time flights to new Customers across Wisconsin and Northern Illinois who’ve been asking for Southwest service for many years.”

In addition to the 12 daily nonstop flights, Southwest Airlines’ new service out of Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport will offer direct (same plane) or connecting service to 49 other destinations throughout the Southwest Network. Southwest Airlines will operate from two gates in Terminal D at Mitchell, and will have about 40 fulltime Employees.

“Southwest has a loyal following and many cities covet attracting their service,” said Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. “We can’t be more pleased they chose Milwaukee.”

Milwaukee County Supervisors Lee Holloway and Michael Mayo, Sr., said, “This added service will build off Mitchell Airport’s reputation as one of the most effective and efficient airports in the United States.”

When shopping for Southwest online, it’s important to know that Southwest Airlines’ low fares are available only at Not only will Customers find Southwest’s great online rates, but the site also hosts Southwest’s Travel Guide where Customers can check out travel tips posted by those who frequent Southeastern Wisconsin. For an insider’s look into the new Milwaukee Service, a long-time Southwest Employee and native Wisconsinite writes about growing up in Southwest’s newest state on Southwest’s blog–Nuts About Southwest. To view her post, visit: southwest-family-may-already-be-part-yours.

After 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation’s leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines — offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service and the Nation’s largest airline network exclusively utilizing Boeing 737 aircraft. Southwest Airlines is the most productive airline in the sky and offers Customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest recently updated its gate areas and improved its boarding procedure to make flying Southwest Airlines even more convenient. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation’s largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 65 cities in 33 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.