2018 News Releases

FRONTIER LAUNCHES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM MKE TO JACKSONVILLE


MILWAUKEE (August 15, 2018) – Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Frontier Airlines launched new seasonal nonstop service from Milwaukee to Jacksonville International Airport this afternoon. The celebration in the gate area featured a golf theme, as greater Jacksonville is home to the PGA and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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MKE PASSENGER TRAFFIC SURPASSES 3.5 MILLION IN FIRST HALF OF 2018


MILWAUKEE (August 2, 2018) – Passenger traffic at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport rose more than three percent during the first half of 2018, compared to the previous year. And, February 2018 broke a record for local passengers using MKE.

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DONATION BOXES AT AIRPORT TO HELP FIGHT HOMELESSNESS IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY


MILWAUKEE (July 10, 2018) – Travelers using Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport can take the spare change out of their pockets and put it to work fighting homelessness, thanks to four new donation boxes installed this week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced.

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FRONTIER AIRLINES ADDS NEW NONSTOPS TO SAN DIEGO


MILWAUKEE (June 5, 2018) – Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from MKE to San Diego International Airport beginning this August.

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2018 KICKS OFF WITH ROBUST MKE PASSENGER INCREASE


MILWAUKEE (May 2, 2018) – Passenger traffic at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) increased nearly seven percent in the first quarter of 2018. 

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MORE FLIGHTS TO THE LONE STAR STATE: SOUTHWEST LAUNCHES HOUSTON-HOBBY FROM MKE


MILWAUKEE (March 8, 2018) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and representatives from Southwest Airlines launched new nonstop service from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston this morning. 

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FRONTIER AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO AUSTIN AND RALEIGH-DURHAM


MILWAUKEE (February 8, 2018) – Frontier Airlines will begin nonstop flights from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to Autin, Tex. and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. in April. Withe these two new routes, Frontier now offers 10 nonstop destinations from MKE.

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NEW AIRLINES PROPEL MKE TO 2017 PASSENGER TRAFFIC INCREASE


MILWAUKEE (February 7, 2018) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) recorded a 2.2% increase in total passenger traffic for 2017.

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MKE SELECTED FOR NEW SKYWEST MAINTENANCE FACILITY


MILWAUKEE (January 11, 2018) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that SkyWest Airlines has purchased a double hangar complex from Milwaukee County. At 190,000 square-feet, the new facility will be SkyWest’s largest maintenance facility, based on square footage.

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MKE PASSENGERS SOAR MORE THAN SEVEN PERCENT IN NOVEMBER

MILWAUKEE (January 10, 2018) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that air passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) increased 7.4% in November, compared to November 2016.

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