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.”