AirTran introduces new nonstops to New Orleans and Sarasota
From the French Quarter to the Washington Monument, and many places in between, AirTran Airways has your destination covered, introducing new, additional and returning nonstop service options from its hub at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport (MKE):
New service offerings will include:
- New, nonstop flights to New Orleans in October
- New, nonstop flights to Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla., in November
- Adding a third daily flight to Boston this July
- Adding a fourth daily flight to Washington/Reagan National this October
- Returning seasonal service to Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale in November
"From north to south, and east to west, we are building a route network in Milwaukee that will be more convenient for travelers," said Bob Fornaro, AirTran Airways' chairman, president and CEO. To snag a great deal on one of these destinations, visit www.airtran.com.
Sunny Cancun now just a nonstop flight away on Frontier
If your ideal winter escape includes an umbrella in your drink rather than one in your hand, Frontier Airlines has a nonstop for you! Beginning December 19, Frontier will offer new, twice-weekly seasonal nonstop service between Milwaukee and Cancun, Mexico, through May 1, 2011, with a third flight operating February 1 – April 15, 2011. “This is a period of substantial growth for Frontier and we are excited to add an exciting new nonstop destination out of Milwaukee,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s VP of strategy and planning. To plan your smokin’ hot vacation to Cancun, check out cool deals on www.frontierairlines.com.
MKE wants to take you out to the ballgame
Baseball fever has hit northern Illinois, and MKE is getting in on the action! As the Official Airport of the new Lake County Fielders baseball team for the 2010 inaugural season, we look forward to catching you at home games throughout the summer, starting June 11. Be on the lookout all summer long for chances to win Fielders game tickets and other prizes from Mitchell Airport.
Not sure which games to attend? MKE will present “Vegas Night” on August 19, when we’ll send a pair of lucky fans from MKE to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway! Or be one of the first 2,000 fans to arrive at the September 4 home game and you will receive a special gift from MKE!
“Having a presence in the heart of Lake County – home for many of our frequent business and leisure travelers – is one way we can show our allegiance to our northern Illinois customers, and help keep Mitchell Airport top of mind as a smart alternative to other Chicago airports,” says airport spokesperson Patricia Rowe.
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Frontier Airlines welcomes furry friends, and not just on their tails
Frontier Airlines now offers flight service for its four-legged (or winged) friends! For a nominal fee, travelers can bring pets aboard, including small dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters or small household birds, as long as they meet the weight and size stipulations. "We received a lot of feedback on our pet policy and determined they would be a welcomed addition to the Frontier travel experience," said Ian Arthur, Frontier Airlines’ vice president of marketing and branding. Now isn’t that just purr-fect! For tips on traveling with pets, check out
Frontier Airlines' pets page.
Detour to MKE
It is famously said that there are just two seasons in the Upper Midwest: winter and road construction. While we can’t change the weather, we can work around it to make sure getting to Mitchell Airport is still as easy as possible while the I-94 north/south corridor is under construction. Check out the latest updates and detour information at www.flymke.com/drive, and to avoid any unwanted surprises on your next trip to the airport, be sure to add 15 minutes to your travel time.
AirTran's new "Brewers 1" plane supports YMCA kids
On May 17, AirTran’s custom-painted plane with throwback Milwaukee Brewers colors and logo was unveiled at MKE. Present for the reveal and to celebrate the aircraft’s new look were Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers, mascot Bernie Brewer, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and AirTran, Brewers and YMCA executives among other VIP guests. Kids from the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee pulled the 120,000-lb aircraft 20 feet at the event to earn $50,000 for their summer sports program. For grand slam flight deals or to book your summer travel, check out www.airtran.com.
Flying pizza pie guy entertains at MKE food court
Airplanes weren’t the only things flying at MKE during the recent grand opening of the Famous Famiglia Pizzeria in the main terminal food court. The quick-serve Italian restaurant, which offers pizza, pasta and salads, hosted an entertaining dough-throwing show while travelers waited for their slice of heavenly pie! Visit us on Facebook to see a video of the high-flying pizza pro and get the latest airport news, updates and events.