2018 News Releases

MKE SCORES FIRST PLACE AWARD FOR PROJECT SEARCH PARTNERSHIP


MILWAUKEE (December 11, 2018) – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) received national recognition for partnering with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin on Project SEARCH, a jobs program for young adults with disabilities.

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ORE TRAVELERS, MORE FLIGHTS AT MKE IN OCTOBER


MILWAUKEE (December 11, 2018) – Passenger traffic continues to rise at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in 2018. Nearly 600,000 passengers flew through MKE in October, an increase of more than five percent from the same period in 2017.

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MKE RADIO ADVERTISING RECEIVES FIRST PLACE AWARD


MILWAUKEE (December 5, 2018) – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) received national recognition at the 2018 Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Marketing & Communications Conference in Ottawa, Canada last month.

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NEW TECHNOLOGY AT MKE GIVES "SIGHT" TO BLIND TRAVELERS


MILWAUKEE (November 20, 2018) – Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) has launched free access to Aira, an innovative service that helps blind and low vision travelers get instant access to the eyes of a trained professional by using smart glasses that help travelers "see" their way through MKE.

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC CONTINUES UPWARD CLIMB AT MKE


MILWAUKEE (October 31, 2018) – Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) continues to draw more travelers, as passenger traffic increased nearly four percent in September, compared to the previous year.

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ENROLL IN TSA Pre✓® AT MKE FOR A LIMITED TIME


MILWAUKEE (August 30, 2018) – Passengers looking to speed their way through airport security have a unique opportunity to enroll in the TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at MKE from September 24 through October 5.

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MKE RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE IN FAA ANNUAL INSPECTION


MILWAUKEE (August 29, 2018) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has presented Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) with a perfect score on its annual certification inspection.

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC SOARS NEARLY SIX PERCENT IN JULY


MILWAUKEE (August 28, 2018) – Airlines continue to draw more travelers to Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), as passenger traffic increased nearly six percent in July, compared to the previous year.

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MKE RECEIVES HONOR ROLL DESIGNATION FROM MMSD


MILWAUKEE (August 20, 2018) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proud to announce that Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), has been included on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Industrial User Honor Roll for 2017, marking the fifth consecutive year that MKE has received the designation.

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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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