American Airlines mainline service returns to MKE
Dallas travelers rejoice! Mitchell Airport welcomes the return of American Airlines’ mainline service between MKE and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). American Airlines launched the twice-daily flights earlier this month, which were previously handled by American Eagle. Check out all of American Airlines’ service offerings at aa.com.
Frontier connects MKE to destinations from coast to coast
This May, Frontier will add a bevy of service, from east to west. On May 13, a fourth frequency from MKE to Boston Logan (BOS) will be added, in addition to nonstops between MKE and San Francisco (SFO), and MKE and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA). On May 14, Frontier will launch nonstop service between MKE and sunny San Diego (SAN). And, the seasonal MKE-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) connection will be extended until May 12 (originally scheduled to end April 17).
In other new service news, Frontier recently launched twice-daily nonstops from MKE to Manistee, Mich. and Rhinelander, Wis., replacing Great Lakes Airlines on those routes. Furthermore, a fourth frequency from MKE to New York-La Guardia (LGA) was added. Visit FrontierAirlines.com to book your next trip!
MKE marks 18th straight month of growth
Mitchell Airport’s passenger numbers continue to climb, tallying record growth for the 18th consecutive month. MKE served 652,380 passengers in February 2011, resulting in a 0.72 percent increase over February 2010.
NY Times shares MKE’s low fares (second lowest, to be exact)
The New York Times featured a helpful round-up of airfare comparisons from airports nationwide in its recent article, “Which Airports Have the Most Unfair Fares?” How did MKE’s fares rank among other airports? The airport landed second best among the nation’s 50 busiest airports, coming in at $75 “underpriced.” Check out the article
to find out which airports fall on the “overpriced” and “competitively priced” lists.
Stars and stripes flies WWII vets to D.C., MKE
A group of 225 World War II veterans were greeted by thousands at Mitchell Airport as they deplaned their Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, returning from a complimentary visit to their WWII memorial in Washington D.C. The mid-April trip was hosted in part by the Honor Flight Network, a national program that sent 22,149 veterans to see their memorial at no cost in 2010. Wisconsin currently hosts six Honor Flight hubs, with the Stars and Stripes branch
serving Milwaukee and the state’s southeastern region. To date, Stars and Stripes has flown more than 1,000 Wisconsin veterans to Washington D.C.
Make-a-Wish Foundation, Frontier send family to Disney World
The Make-a-Wish Foundation and Frontier Airlines recently teamed up to grant a young girl’s wish: sending five-year-old Aliann Winchester of Waukesha, Wis. and her family to Disney World. A bevy of smiles were captured at the family’s send-off at Mitchell Airport, along with plenty of excitement from Aliann: “I’m looking forward to seeing Ariel, princesses and swimming!” Visit our Facebook page for the full story.
MKE going to bat with Lake County Fielders
Mitchell Airport again will act as official airport sponsor for the Kevin Costner co-owned Lake County Fielders baseball team. Plans to construct a new stadium in time for the 2011 season were recently announced by the Fielders, along with the addition of a grand entranceway, party decks and expanded onsite parking within the next few years. Fans: stay tuned throughout the season for news and promotions from MKE!
MKE family friendly-approved by travel blogger + kids
Mitchell Airport recently hosted travel blogger Beth Blair of The Vacation Gals and her family, who experienced MKE’s family-friendly attributes first-hand. Beth’s comprehensive review covers all of MKE’s kid-oriented nooks and crannies, including concourse play areas, shopping (the Renaissance used book store was her family’s personal favorite) and yes – even the family bathrooms with kid-sized amenities. Check out her full review for helpful tips, fun photos and notes about other MKE features and amenities!