Archives for February 2010

Travel from Milwaukee with fares starting at $59 one-way

February 17, 2010

From Milwaukee :

* To Albany for as low as $159 one-way
* To Albuquerque for as low as $143 one-way
* To Austin for as low as $159 one-way
* To Baltimore for as low as $90 one-way
* To Birmingham for as low as $133 one-way
* To Boston for as low as $87 one-way
* To Cleveland for as low as $86 one-way
* To Columbus for as low as $86 one-way
* To Dallas for as low as $131 one-way
* To Denver for as low as $96 one-way
* To Detroit for as low as $148 one-way
* To Ft. Lauderdale for as low as $101 one-way
* To Hartford for as low as $137 one-way
* To Houston for as low as $146 one-way
* To Indianapolis for as low as $86 one-way
* To Jacksonville for as low as $137 one-way
* To Kansas City for as low as $59 one-way
* To Las Vegas for as low as $137 one-way
* To Little Rock for as low as $133 one-way
* To Long Island for as low as $96 one-way
* To Los Angeles for as low as $116 one-way
* To Louisville for as low as $86 one-way
* To Manchester for as low as $101 one-way
* To Nashville for as low as $90 one-way
* To New Orleans for as low as $159 one-way
* To New York for as low as $94 one-way
* To Norfolk for as low as $139 one-way
* To Oakland for as low as $116 one-way
* To Oklahoma City for as low as $151 one-way
* To Ontario for as low as $159 one-way
* To Orange County for as low as $159 one-way
* To Orlando for as low as $123 one-way
* To Phoenix for as low as $120 one-way
* To Pittsburgh for as low as $89 one-way
* To Raleigh/Durham for as low as $124 one-way
* To San Diego for as low as $116 one-way
* To San Jose for as low as $148 one-way
* To St. Louis for as low as $86 one-way
* To Tampa Bay for as low as $123 one-way
* To West Palm Beach for as low as $137 one-way

Book your flights and see details, terms, exlcudions here!

USA TODAY: MKE could become “Chicago’s third area airport”

February 12, 2010

Ben.headshot050921If you’re still at the coffee shop, be sure to pick up a copy of today’s USA TODAY and turn to the front page of the Money section, or read it online. In Ben Mutzabaugh’s thorough report of Mitchell Airport, in which he calls MKE “a flashpoint for discount competition,” you’ll hear from the discount airline executives themselves on what they say is behind all the buzz at Milwaukee. And it’s not the beer.

  • Discover why even competing carriers look to Southwest Airline’s expansion at MKE as an opportunity to help “raise the profile of Milwaukee as an alternative airport for greater Chicago.”
  • Learn why AirTran’s strategy is to “reach down into that northern Illinois area” and why the CEO thinks “there’s a lot of potential from north Chicago.”
  • Read how Midwest Airlines is planning to reinvent itself to hang on to its current “No. 1 carrier” position at MKE

“In our market, we certainly believe a rising tide lift all ships,” says Airport Director Barry Bateman. “The competition in this market has been good for the airlines, but especially beneficial for travelers in the greater Milwaukee and northern Chicago regions seeking more destinations at lower prices.”

AirTran is “Home Sweet Home” at MKE

February 12, 2010

Harley_group_shot085324AirTran and Akron Canton Airport (CAK) recently celebrated new service to Mitchell Airport with Harley-themed festivities. Passengers can now fly from CAK, an alternative airport for the Cleveland, Ohio region, to MKE, on AirTran’s new thrice-daily nonstop flights.

The new service, flown on Skywest Airlines, allows passengers to connect in AirTran’s Milwaukee hub to many West Coast cities. In addition, “The new flights provide important new options, low fares and excellent access to the northern Chicago region,” said Rick McQueen, president and CEO of Akron Canton Airport. AirTran’s creation of a Milwaukee hub will create more than 300 jobs locally for crew members, customer service agents and other personnel. Plan now for spring break travel at www.AirTran.com!

Midwest connects travelers from coast to coast

February 12, 2010

ma_s_t_pw3085143From Cali to Carolina, the “Best Care in the Air” will get you there! Beginning April 1, Midwest Airlines will offer twice-daily nonstop service from Milwaukee to Raleigh/Durham, N.C., and thrice-daily nonstop service from Milwaukee to St. Louis. If the West Coast is more your style, Midwest will offer once-daily nonstop service from Milwaukee to San Francisco, beginning April 19.

Visit www.MidwestAirlines.com to get your trip started!

MKE parking rates a perk, not a pain

February 12, 2010

parkingstructure1071657At MKE, parking rates remain cheap, not steep, and passengers can arrive at their destination with more money to spend on souvenirs. While covered daily parking at MKE remains at $12 a day maximum, rates at O’Hare recently rose to $31 a day maximum. If your trip lasts three days, you could save $57 on parking rates by flying out of Mitchell Airport!

Travelers who park in MKE’s SuperSaver lot pay just $5 a day. The math: three days = $15. At O’Hare, the Lot E parking max is $17 a day. The math: three days = $51. Total savings = $36! Check out how much you can save by flying, and parking, at Mitchell Airport.

Illinois travelers drive MKE success

February 12, 2010

parking_landscape052714For Illinois travelers, MKE is a low-cost and stress-free alternative to other Chicago airports. But by looking at the license plates in our parking lots, you already know that! In 2009, the number of Illinois license plates at MKE grew more than 23 percent compared to 2008, with significant increases for 11 consecutive months. For the last six months of 2009, the Illinois vehicles parked at MKE accounted for 10 percent of the total.

Airport Director Barry Bateman said, “The number of passengers from northern Illinois and the northern Chicago suburbs taking advantage of Mitchell’s low-fare service continues to grow. Milwaukee/Chicago is a busy region for air travel, and Mitchell International has become one of the most price-competitive airports in the nation.”

Let’s be friends! Check out MKE on Facebook and Twitter

February 12, 2010

Facebook_Twitter_logo_combo090856Our passengers are more than just travelers, they are our friends! If you’re a member of Facebook or Twitter, why not flitter over to MKE to see what’s going on. Join our Facebook fan page, and follow us on Twitter @MitchellAirport for news, updates and special offers.

And, just to sweeten the deal, friend: Become our 500th follower on Twitter and you’ll win a goody bag filled with sweet Mitchell Airport swag!

Manager of MKE’s news and gift shops earns national recognition

February 12, 2010

Paradies_logo053256MKE travelers aren’t our only shining stars! Randy Larson, manager of the news and gift shops at Mitchell Airport, was recently honored as Top Manager by the Paradies Shops. Larson was considered for the award among managers from 80 of the top performing The Paradies Shops around the country.

Year in Review: MKE Earns Positive Remarks from Travel Critics

February 12, 2010

NewspaperTravelSection120422Read what major media outlets said about MKE in 2009:

CrankyFlier.com / December 2009
Travel writer Brett Snyder, better known as the Cranky Flier, spent part of the holidays flying, and blogging, his way across the country during the busiest travel times of the year. Lucky for us, a red-eye flight landed him in MKE where he had time to explore and give MKE rave reviews!

USATODAY.com / Today In the Sky / September 2009
Travel columnist Ben Mutzabaugh discusses falling fares from MKE. On the heels of MKE’s introduction of low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines, Mutzabaugh also credits other leading low-cost carriers, AirTran and Midwest, for driving down fares.

Elliott.org / September 2009
Nationally recognized travel writer Chris Elliott, who also writes a regular travel column for MSNBC.com and serves as reader advocate for National Geographic Traveler, ranked MKE as the least expensive travel destination for fall 2009 travel in a September 10 posting on his blog.

Airport Business / May 2009
Following AirTran Airways’ announcement of a 50 percent expansion in service from MKE, Airport Business assistant editor Brad McAllister wrote, “While most airports across the U.S. struggle to maintain air service, Milwaukee has turned vibrant.”

Akron-Canton Airport’s Milwaukee Mancation Contest!

February 3, 2010

Have friends in Akron/Canton/Cleveland? Think they’re man enough? One lucky dude will win the Milwaukee Mancation!

Prize includes:

  • nonstop airfare to Milwaukee on SkyWest Airlines/AirTran Airways,
  • a weekend stay at the Hilton-Milwaukee City Center,
  • 2 tickets to the March 6, 2010 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks game,
  • services fit for a king at the Well-Spa at the Pfister,
  • tour and lunch at the Harley-Davidson Museum,
  • tour of the MillerCoors brewery and
  • dining at their choice of Milwaukee’s fabulous restaurants including Safehouse, Milwaukee Chophouse, Miller Time Pub, Kil@wat or Mason Street Grill.

Plus, a one-year lease on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle!

Details at: http://www.akroncantonairport.com/harleymancation