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2021 News Releases

2021 WAS A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR NEW AIR SERVICE AT MKE

MILWAUKEE (December 29, 2021) – – 2021 was a record year for new air service additions at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. Several new airlines announced they would enter the Milwaukee market, and existing airlines enhanced their schedules from MKE to both leisure and business destinations. 

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MKE'S COAT CHECK SERVICE REMAINS 'GAME CHANGER' FOR TRAVELERS

MILWAUKEE (December 21, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is bringing back its popular coat check service for the third straight year. The program operates seven days per week and is available for all flights.

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WARM UP WITH NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM MKE TO BEACHES AND PALM TREES

MILWAUKEE (December 20, 2021) – – Thanks to additional airlines that have entered the Milwaukee market in 2021, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is excited to announce that this winter, there will be more nonstop flights from Milwaukee to warm weather destinations than ever before. 

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HIDDEN DISABILITIES SUNFLOWER PROGRAM LAUNCHES AT MKE

MILWAUKEE (December 3, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport has launched a new program aimed at making air travel easier for passengers who have non-visible "hidden" disabilities. Through the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program, the Airport will provide green lanyards featuring bright sunflowers to discreetly identify passengers who may need additional support, help, or a little more time.

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SANTA'S MAILBOX ARRIVES AT MKE

MILWAUKEE (December 2, 2021) – – A Letters to Santa Mailbox has been set up in the Main Terminal at MKE. Travelers are invited to drop off letters which will be flown to the North Pole on an Alaska Airlines flight as part of an award-winning program. 

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SPIRIT AIRLINES LAUNCHES FOUR NEW NONSTOP DESTINATIONS AT MKE

MILWAUKEE (November 15, 2021) – – Spirit Airlines launched its new daily nonstops between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Fort Myers, and Phoenix. 

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MKE EARNS TWO FIRST PLACE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MARKETING AWARDS

MILWAUKEE (November 15, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) received two international awards for excellence in marketing, communications, and customer experience during the ACI-NA 2021 Marketing and Communications Conference. 

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CONTOUR AIRLINES TAKES OFF FROM MKE TO INDIANAPOLIS AND PITTSBURGH

MILWAUKEE (October 12, 2021) – – Contour Airlines launched its new nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport this morning, offering daily service to both Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The Airport held a launch celebration at gate, featuring Pittsburgh and Indianapolis-themed items for passengers on the inaugural flights.

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SUN COUNTRY TAKES OFF FROM MKE TO VEGAS, MINNEAPOLIS

MILWAUKEE (AUGUST 26, 2021) – – Sun Country Airlines has launched its new nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, offering weekly flights every Thursday to Las Vegas and every Sunday to Minneapolis.

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BIGGEST SURFACE REHABILITATION PROJECT IN 40 YEARS UNDERWAY AT MKE

MILWAUKEE (AUGUST 17, 2021) – – A major rehabilitation project replacing the surface layer concrete on Runway 7R / 25 L is underway at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE).  The rehabilitation project uses recycled concrete aggregates to keep construction costs down and create an overall greener operation.

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CONTOUR AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM MKE

MILWAUKEE (July 28, 2021) – – Contour Airlines has announced that it will begin nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to both Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) on October 12, 2021.

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JETBLUE FLIGHTS FROM MKE NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING

MILWAUKEE (July 26, 2021) – – JetBlue Airways has announced the schedule for its 2022 debut at MKE and tickets are now available for sale. The airline's new nonstop flights to Boston Logan International Airport and New York / John F. Kennedy International Airport will begin on March 27, 2022. 

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TSA PRECHECK MOBILE ENROLLMENT COMING TO MKE 

MILWAUKEE (July 19, 2021) – – TSA PreCheck will offer passengers at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) the opportunity to enroll at the Airport from July 26 to August 6.  Passengers enrolled in TSA Pre✓® do not need to remove shoes, 3-1-1- liquids, laptops, light outerwear, or belts when going through TSA security screening.

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AMERICAN AIRLINES EXPANDS MIAMI TO DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE FROM MKE

MILWAUKEE (July 12, 2021) – – American Airlines is expanding its nonstop service between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Miami International Airport (MIA) from weekly to daily beginning in November. 

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MKE AIRPORT JOB FAIR NETS MORE THAN 100 NEW HIRES

MILWAUKEE (July 1, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport’s recent job fair, which took place on June 15, resulted in the hiring of more than 100 individuals from Milwaukee County and surrounding areas. 

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SPIRIT AIRLINES ANNOUNCES SERVICE EXPANSION FROM MKE DURING INAUGURAL LAUNCH

MILWAUKEE (June 24, 2021) – – MKE celebrated the inaugural launch of Spirit Airlines. During the celebration, Spirit Airlines announced the expansion of new routes to Cancun, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Phoenix, and Tampa in addition to previously announced routes to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Orlando. 

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SOUTHWEST ADDS FLIGHTS FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY TRAVEL SEASON

MILWAUKEE (June 10, 2021) – – Southwest Airlines is continuing to expand service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) by resuming nonstop flights from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, California and Cancun, Mexico during the late 2021 holiday season.

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MKE HOSTING FREE AIRPORT JOB FAIR TO FILL VACANT POSITIONS

MILWAUKEE (June 2, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport will host a job fair on June 15 to help fill vacant positions at the Airport. Interested applicants are invited to come out and learn more about positions available within various restaurants, retail shops, service providers, airlines, TSA, and more. 

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MKE ACHIEVES ACI AIRPORT HEALTH ACCREDITATION

MILWAUKEE (May 25, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is being recognized for its efforts to ensure the health and safety of travelers during COVID-19 by becoming accredited in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation program. 

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UNITED AIRLINES ADDS NONSTOP SERVICE TO WASHINGTON D.C.

MILWAUKEE (May 17, 2021) – – United Airlines has announced it will add daily nonstop service between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) beginning July 1, 2021.

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SOUTHWEST ADDS NEW NONSTOPS TO MIAMI, CONTINUES EXPANSION TO FLORIDA

MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2021) – – Southwest Airlines is continuing to expand service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) with new nonstop flights to Miami International Airport (MIA) starting June 12 and continuing every Saturday through September 4.

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SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM MKE

MILWAUKEE (April 27, 2021) – – Sun Country Airlines has announced that it will begin new, nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) beginning August 26, 2021. 

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MKE WILL WELCOME JETBLUE IN 2022

MILWAUKEE (April 21, 2021) – – JetBlue Airways has announced that it will start service from MKE - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in the second quarter of 2022. The airline will offer nonstop flights to two key markets: Boston Logan International Airport and New York/John F. Kennedy International Airport. 

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SPANX NOW OPEN AT MKE AIRPORT

MILWAUKEE (April 20, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is excited to announce that the first free-standing branded SPANX store in Wisconsin is open at the Airport. The store is located pre-security in the Main Terminal and features leggings, denim, shapewear, and athleisure wear. 

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AMERICAN RESUMES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM MKE TO MIAMI

MILWAUKEE (April 19, 2021) – – After successfully flying the route this past winter, American Airlines is resuming its Saturday nonstop service between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Miami International Airport (MIA) on June 5, 2021. The flights will be offered every Saturday from June 5 – August 14, 2021 and November 13, 2021 – March 22, 2022. 

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ADDS NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM MKE TO DESTIN, FLORIDA

MILWAUKEE (March 30, 2021) – – Southwest Airlines is adding new nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport to Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport this summer. The new flights will be offered every Saturday from June 12 though August 14. 

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UNITED ADDS NONSTOP SERVICE TO FIVE GREAT SUMMER DESTINATIONS

MILWAUKEE (March 25, 2021) – – United Airlines is adding new nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport to five popular leisure destinations on the south and east coats of the US. Beginning May 28, United will fly nonstop from MKE to Charleston, SC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Pensacola, FL; Portland, ME; and Savannah, GA. All five destinations have never had nonstop service from Wisconsin before.

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SOUTHWEST ADDS NONSTOPS TO SARASOTA, INCREASES FLIGHTS TO OTHER WARM WEATHER DESTINATIONS

MILWAUKEE (February 26, 2021) – – Milwaukee travelers will have a new way to visit Florida this spring thanks to new Southwest Airlines nonstop service from MKE to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. In addition, Southwest is also converting Saturday-only Fort Lauderdale service to daily nonstops and increasing flight frequencies on several existing daily nonstop routes from MKE, including Fort Myers, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa beginning April 12.

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MKE WELCOMES SPIRIT AIRLINES, GAINS NEW DAILY NONSTOP ROUTES

MILWAUKEE (February 24, 2021) – – Spirit Airlines is launching nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport beginning June 24, 2021.  Spirit will fly nonstop daily from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Orlando, bringing Spirit Signature Service, brand new Airbus jets and industry leading low fares to the market. 

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TRUNK TO TERMINAL SERVICE AVAILABLE AT SUPERSAVER PARKING

MILWAUKEE (January 27, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport now offers “Trunk to Terminal” parking service just in time for winter flights to warm weather destinations. Passengers who choose MKE's SuperSaver Parking will be picked up right at their car, eliminating the need to walk to a shelter with their luggage. 

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MKE ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TO HELP END HUMAN TRAFFICKING

MILWAUKEE (January 15, 2021) – – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is increasing efforts to identify and stop human trafficking. Passengers will notice signage throughout the Airport asking for help in spotting signs of spotting human trafficking.

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