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Mitchell Memo. Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport
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Mitchell Memo August 2012

Southwest Airlines Amps up Nonstop Service to Eight Cities

Celebrate! Beginning this August, Southwest Airlines is adding new nonstop flights from MKE that will take passengers from coast to coast, and many places in between! New service to Los Angeles (LAX), New York La Guardia (LGA) and Seattle (SEA) started August 12; service to Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Minneapolis (MSP) and San Francisco (SFO) starts November 4; and service to New Orleans (MSY) starts February 2013. Check fares at

Delta Shows Love to MKE Passengers

In June, Delta added flights to Detroit and Atlanta, and made it even easier for MKE passengers to fly to New York City, launching new nonstop service to both John F. Kennedy (JKF) and LaGuardia (LGA) – and providing MKE Facebook fans with a special incentive to check out the service. A big congrats to Jennifer D., of Fox Lake, Ill., and Ashley M., of Kenosha, Wis., who won the "I Love MKE to NYC" Facebook sweepstakes. Each will receive round-trip airfare for two, from MKE to NYC, on Delta Airlines. Thanks to everyone who entered and helped spread the word that MKE is the region’s low-cost, easy-travel airport for reaching great destinations. Learn more about service to New York City and other cities at

MKE Airfares Lower Than O’Hare and U.S Average

MKE’s average airfares continue to rank among the lowest of the top 100 airports in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Based on first quarter 2012 average domestic fares, MKE fares were $66 less than those from O’Hare and $59 less than the U.S. average. Names MKE in Top Alternative Airports recently named MKE among the best alternative airports in America! The article calls MKE “a great alternative airport when flying in or out of Chicago” and cites the airports unique destinations, on-time rate for departures and easy-access as key reasons to avoid O’Hare and choose MKE instead. Thanks for the ink!

AirTran Airways Celebrates 10 Years at MKE

AirTran Airways recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary with MKE, marking a major milestone in serving the Milwaukee and northern Illinois market. Even MKE’s fire department joined in the celebration with a water cannon salute. The airline has been serving the Milwaukee airport since 2002, offering nonstop flights to a multitude of locations. Congrats, AirTran – we couldn’t be more proud to have you “on board.”

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MKE’s Popular Ping Pong Makes Unique Amenities List

What unusual or unique amenities are in your favorite airport? CNN Travel searched airports near and far and chose MKE’s ping pong table as one of the best ways to spend a layover. So put that laptop away; it’s game on! Head over to our Facebook page and share with us what you love to do at MKE.

MKE in Mile-High Book Club

Time Entertainment shared MKE’s beloved used and hard-to-find books shop, Renaissance Books in its guide to travel reading. Stop by to pick up (or trade in) books for your trip!

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