2017 News Releases

FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF PASSENGER GAINS AT MKE


MILWAUKEE (August 28, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) increased more than 2.2% in July, compared with July 2016.

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MKE PASSENGER TRAFFIC INCREASES FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH


MILWAUKEE (August 7, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that passenger traffic at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) increased more than 3.2% in June.

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BREW CITY BRAND OPENS KIOSK AT MITCHELL AIRPORT


MILWAUKEE (August 3, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced the grand opening of Brew City Brand's retail kiosk at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport, offering signature Milwaukee-branded apparel to tourists and travelers.

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SALT LAKE CITY ANNOUNCED AS LATEST DELTA NONSTOP FROM MKE


MILWAUKEE (July 31, 2017) – Delta Air Lines will launch new daily nonstop service between Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Salt Lake City International Airport later this year.

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SOUTHWEST ADDS HOUSTON-HOBBY TO ITS NONSTOP ROSTER AT MKE


MILWAUKEE (July 27, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that Southwest Airlines will launch new nonstop service between Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, Texas.

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FRONTIER ADDS NONSTOP SERVICE TO MIAMI AND TAMPA


MILWAUKEE (July 18, 2017) – Frontier Airlines will launch new daily nonstop service from Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to both Miami International Airport and Tampa International Airport beginning this fall.

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MKE PASSENGER TRAFFIC CONTINUES UPWARD TREND


MILWAUKEE (June 29, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that passenger traffic at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) increased 1.2% in May.

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ALLEGIANT BRINGS SUNSHINE TO MILWAUKEE WITH NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO 5 DESTINATIONS


MILWAUKEE (June 20, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced new low-cost, nonstop Allegiant service connecting Milwaukee to Phoenix and four destinations in Florida.

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ONEJET ADDS SECOND NONSTOP FLIGHT TO PITTSBURGH


MILWAUKEE (June 15, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that OneJet will double its nonstop service from Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to Pittsburgh International Airport beginning June 21, increasing from one to two rountrips every weekday.

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TEN WAYS TO USE EXPANDED FREE WI-FI AT MITCHELL AIRPORT


MILWAUKEE (June 13, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that free Wi-Fi at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has been extended from 20 minutes to one hour to provide a better passenger experience at MKE.

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC SOARS MORE THAN TEN PERCENT


MILWAUKEE (June 7, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that passenger traffic at Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) was up by more than ten percent in April, a boost attributed largely to increased international traffic.

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MKE TRAVELERS FLY ON FIRST-EVER NONSTOP FLIGHT TO PORTLAND


MILWAUKEE (June 6, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that Alaska Airlines successfully launched its new daily nonstop flight to Portland, Oregon early this morning.

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MUSIC LOVERS REJOICE! SOUTHWEST LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHTS TO THE GRAND OLE OPRY AND THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

Exciting duo of new Southwest destinations from MKE: Nashville and Cleveland


MILWAUKEE (May 18, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that the largest carrier at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport, Southwest Airlines, will launch new nonstop routes from MKE to Nashville International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport later this year.

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DELTA LAUNCHES NEW NONSTOP SEATTLE FLIGHTS

Easy one-stop connections to Asia, Alaska, and the entire Pacific Northwest


MILWAUKEE (March 10, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that Delta Air Lines had a successful launch this morning of its new daily nonstop flight between Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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VOLARIS LAUNCHES NEW NONSTOP FLIGHTS BETWEEN MKE AND MEXICO

MILWAUKEE (March 3, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is pleased to announce that Volaris has launched low-fare nonstop flights between Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport and Guadalajara International Airport in Jalisco, Mexico.

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YEAR-END NUMBERS RELEASED: MORE TRAVELERS CHOSE MKE IN 2016


MILWAUKEE (January 31, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that passenger traffic rose more than three percent at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in 2016.

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MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LAUNCHES ENHANCED WEBSITE

New responsive design provides seamless integration from desktop to mobile device


MILWAUKEE (January 30, 2017) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced the launch of General Mitchell International Airport’s newly redesigned Mitchellairport.com website today, giving MKE’s travelers a new and enhanced web experience.

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PORTLAND ANNOUNCED AS LATEST NEW NONSTOP CITY FROM MILWAUKEE

Alaska Airlines expands presence at MKE with daily flights to Oregon this summer

 

MILWAUKEE (January 11, 2017) –  Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has announced that nonstop service between MKE and Portland, Oregon will begin later this year on Alaska Airlines.

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MITCHELL AIRPORT SEES HEALTHY PASSENGER GROWTH IN NOVEMBER

 

MILWAUKEE (January 11, 2017) – Continuing a growth trend observed in 10 of the first 11 months of 2016, Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) served 3.9% more passengers in November 2016 compared to November 2015, County Executive Chris Abele announced today.

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