Archives for February 2011

Frontier announces additional nonstops to New York, Boston and Fort Lauderdale

February 15, 2011

Frontier_Airlines085301Sightsee in the city that never sleeps, or visit the bar where everyone knows your name, with Frontier Airlines’ new nonstop service from MKE to New York (LGA) and Boston (BOS), respectively. Twice-daily nonstops from MKE to LGA begin April 4, while twice-daily service from MKE to BOS launches May 13.

Also, travelers looking to break away from the snow will enjoy Frontier’s extended daily seasonal service to sunny Fort Lauderdale (FLL), now offered through May 12, 2011.

Check out all Frontier’s destinations from MKE!

AirTran turns up heat with new nonstops to Cancun, increased service to Tampa and Phoenix

February 15, 2011

AirTranLogo_cropped085451Reaching some of your favorite sunny destinations is now easier than ever, thanks to AirTran Airways’ new and increased service to Cancun (CUN), Tampa (TPA) and Phoenix (PHX). Service from MKE to TPA and PHX will increase to twice-daily beginning May 3, while new twice-per-Saturday nonstops from MKE to CUN launch May 28.

Check out AirTran’s list of nonstop service offerings at!

MKE fear of flying workshops offer national appeal

February 15, 2011

PilotThumbsUp091410For more than 20 years, Mitchell Airport has offered a series of Fear of Flying workshops to help its passengers conquer flying phobias. Those sessions have captured the attention of travelers nationwide. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg listed MKE’s unique workshops as one of his Daily Travel Tips, noting that the sessions help travelers understand elements, such as how a plane works and the causes of those unfamiliar inflight noises.

Want to become a fearless flier, too? MKE Fear of Flying workshops are offered in February and October at Mitchell Airport. For more details, visit the programs section of

Airlines say ‘Happy Valentine’s’ with free Facebook in February

February 15, 2011

woman01093102Travelers won’t miss a romantic beat with their significant others this Valentine’s Day, as Gogo is offering complimentary Facebook service on several major airlines.

Throughout February, MKE passengers on AirTran, American, Delta, United or US Airways just need a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or mobile device to enjoy a little inflight flirting.

MKE exceeds 1,000 Facebook fans, offers passenger rewards

February 15, 2011

FacebookLikeButton092405Thanks to everyone who helped Mitchell Airport exceed its 1,000 Facebook fan milestone in January! As the MKE fan base grows, so will passenger benefits. MKE will continue to provide fans with timely news and weather updates, in addition to rewards. For example, MKE recently treated select fans with airline gift cards and airport restaurant vouchers. Be sure to stay engaged and check back often for future giveaways. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

MKE breaks passenger records in 2010

February 15, 2011

gent02092207Thanks to all of our loyal travelers who helped Mitchell Airport set a new all-time record of 9,848,377 passengers served in 2010! Check out our Facebook page for glimpses of the past year’s record-breaking celebrations, and how we rewarded our passengers along the way. Here’s to another great year of travel in 2011!

Tailgating in the Airport

February 15, 2011

MKEPackerTailgatesmallfinal063213Both AirTran and Southwest treated their passengers traveling on special Super Bowl flights to a tailgate party a la Lambeau. Brats, beads, contests, giveaways and fun were on tap at the gates.

Delta Air Lines also added special nonstops from MKE to Dallas Fort Worth that carried excited Packers fans to the Super Bowl, and ecstatic Packers fans back home.

Check our Facebook page for photos of the celebrations!