Airline Also Adds Flights on Its Milwaukee-Nashville and Milwaukee-Las Vegas Routes
MILWAUKEE — Midwest Airlines (Amex: MEH) today announced the continued rollout of its 2007 strategic plan with the launch of nonstop Midwest Connect service to two new cities and frequency increases in two existing markets.
On September 16, Midwest will introduce twice-daily roundtrip service between Milwaukee and Charlotte, N.C. and between Kansas City and Austin, Texas. The new service will be offered on Midwest Connect 50-seat regional jets. Additionally, Midwest will add a fourth nonstop roundtrip to its Milwaukee-Nashville schedule effective September 4, and a fourth nonstop roundtrip to its Milwaukee-Las Vegas schedule effective October 1. The Milwaukee-Nashville service is provided on Midwest Connect 32-seat regional jets. The Milwaukee-Las Vegas service is operated by Midwest Airlines.
„At Midwest, we have always listened to our customers and they’ve told us they want to fly Midwest to more places, more often. Today’s announcement is a direct response to their requests,“ said Gregory D. Aretakis, vice president of Planning and Revenue Management. „We are thrilled to bring our award-winning service to more travelers than ever before.“
According to Aretakis, Charlotte and Austin were carefully selected because of their appeal to both business and leisure travelers. „Charlotte is the nation’s second-largest financial center and the hub of U.S. motorsports with its strong ties to NASCAR,“ Aretakis said. „Austin, which bills itself as the live music capital of the world, is a first-class entertainment city and the home of the University of Texas and the state capital. And both cities are renowned for their historical pasts, natural outdoor beauty, and rich and varied arts scene and culture.“ Aretakis added that the increased frequency to Nashville and Las Vegas was in direct response to heavy demand on these popular routes.
Tickets may be purchased at midwestairlines.com. Schedules, including a downloadable timetable, and fares are also available on the Web site.
Nonstop Midwest Connect Milwaukee-Charlotte Service Beginning September 16, 2007 Milwaukee to Charlotte Charlotte to Milwaukee Depart Arrive Frequency Depart Arrive Frequency 08:20 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Daily 11:50 a.m. 12:55 p.m. Daily 02:30 p.m. 05:30 p.m. Daily 06:00 p.m. 07:05 p.m. Daily Nonstop Midwest Connect Kansas City-Austin Service Beginning September 16, 2007 Kansas City to Austin Austin to Kansas City Depart Arrive Frequency Depart Arrive Frequency 09:00 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Daily 11:25 a.m. 01:15 p.m. Daily 02:00 p.m. 03:55 p.m. Daily 04:30 p.m. 06:20 p.m. Daily
Readers of Travel+Leisure named Midwest Airlines „Best Domestic Airline“ in the magazine’s 2007 World’s Best Awards competition. The airline features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee’s most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Catering to business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, the airline earned its reputation as „The best care in the air“ by providing passengers with impeccable service and onboard amenities at competitive fares. Both Skyway Airlines, Inc. — a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines — and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operate as Midwest Connect and offer service to and connections through Midwest Airlines‘ hubs. Together, the airlines offer service to 53 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com.
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