2015 News Releases

FRONTIER ADDS NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM MKE TO LAS VEGAS
7th new route launched by airlines this year at Mitchell Airport

MILWAUKEE (July 29, 2015) – Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport to Las Vegas McCarren International Airport beginning October 25, 2015.

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“SLALOM” KINETIC SCULPTURE NOW ON DISPLAY AT MITCHELL AIRPORT
Artist Tim Prentice installs public artwork in new Baggage Claim area

MILWAUKEE (July 9, 2015) – Members of the Milwaukee County Public Art Committee were on hand Wednesday to dedicate a new public art display being installed as part of General Mitchell International Airport’s Baggage Claim Renovation Project.

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MITCHELL AIRPORT CELEBRATES ALASKA AIRLINES LAUNCH OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO SEATTLE

MILWAUKEE (July 1, 2015) – Alaska Airlines kicked off its new daily nonstop service between Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this afternoon.

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE, SUPERVISORS UNVEIL NEW AIRPORT BAGGAGE CLAIM
New, environmentally-friendly facility will seek LEED certification

MILWAUKEE (June 30, 2015) – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele was joined by County Supervisors Michael Mayo, Sr., Patricia Jursik, Jason Haas, Steve Taylor and Marin Weddle on Tuesday to unveil the final phase of General Mitchell International Airport’s Baggage Claim Renovation Project.

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DELTA LAUNCHES ROUTE FROM MKE TO BOSTON
Passengers can help drive demand for more flights by starting their trips at MKE

MILWAUKEE (June 5, 2015) – Delta Air Lines’ new nonstop flights to Boston took off this morning from General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Timed for Milwaukee business travelers, these daily flights depart for Boston Logan International Airport in the morning and return to MKE in the evening.

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MORE PASSENGERS CHOSE MITCHELL AIRPORT IN APRIL
Passenger traffic increases nearly two percent from last year

MILWAUKEE (June 3, 2015) – New flights and routes are driving an increase in passengers at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Passenger traffic for April was 586,292, an increase of 1.9% from April 2014. New routes launched by Southwest and OneJet in April helped boost passenger counts at Mitchell.

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ONEJET ADDS NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM MILWAUKEE TO PITTSBURGH

MILWAUKEE (April 24, 2015) – OneJet – Milwaukee’s newest air service provider – announced that it will begin nonstop service between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh starting May 4th.

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SOUTHWEST JETS OFF TO SUNNY SAN DIEGO
Southwest launches 4th nonstop route from Milwaukee to west coast

MILWAUKEE (April 11, 2015) – Southwest Airlines’ launched a new nonstop route from General Mitchell International Airport to San Diego International Airport this afternoon, its second new nonstop city addition this week.

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 SOUTHWEST SENDS SOME DALLAS LOVE TO MKE
New nonstop route launched from Mitchell Airport to Dallas Love Field

MILWAUKEE (April 8, 2015) – Southwest Airlines’ new daily nonstop service from Milwaukee to Dallas Love Field kicked off this evening with a Texas-themed celebration and Lone Star trivia in the gate area.

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TRAVELING MOMS WILL LOVE MKE’S NEW MAMAVA LACTATION SUITES

MILWAUKEE (March 19, 2015) – Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport now offers three Mamava Lactation Suites for nursing moms who choose MKE for their travel needs.

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BOSTON BECOMES DELTA'S EIGHTH NONSTOP DESTINATION FROM MKE 

MILWAUKEE (February 16, 2015) - Delta Air Lines will launch new nonstop service from Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport beginning June 5.

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NEW AIR SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS HIGHLIGHT A SUCCESSFUL 2014 AT MITCHELL AIRPORT

MILWAUKEE (January 29, 2015) - Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) had a busy and successful year in 2014, and with a new airline, new air service and the completion of a major project that will improve the passenger experience at MKE, 2015 is shaping up to be another exciting year.

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