Walker Introduces New Mobile Enhanced Airport Web Site

January 16, 2009

New mobile device enhanced site caters to travelers on the go.

MILWAUKEE (January 16, 2009) – In response to the growing number of travelers using mobile devices and smart phones, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker today introduced a new mobile friendly enhancement to General Mitchell International Airport’s (GMIA) Web site.  The new mobile site, mobile.mitchellairport.com, gives travelers a streamlined version of the airport’s Web site, providing quick and easy information on the move.

“With today’s busy schedules, more and more people are turning to their smart phones to get up to the minute information on the airport,” said Walker. “This new enhancement makes it easy for travelers on the go to check on their flight, get real-time parking information and much more.”

Using the industry’s best practices, the GMIA mobile site creates a bandwidth-friendly experience formatted to fit on the smaller screens of mobile devices. Mobile.mitchellairport.com contains information found to be the most important to travelers, including arrivals and departures status, real-time parking information, directions to the airport and an airport guide. The site also includes a listing of airlines that serve GMIA complete with Web links and contact phone numbers that can be dialed by a cell phone with one simple click.

The new mobile site joins other recent enhancements at General Mitchell International Airport to improve the travel experience for its customers. The airport recently added a real-time parking monitor to its Web site as well as introduced the new Smart Pass parking system.

General Mitchell International Airport is owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the Department of 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.