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News Releases (2016)

WISCONSIN'S OWN "LEINIE LODGE" NOW OPEN AT MKE

MILWAUKEE (June 28, 2016) - Travelers choosing MKE have a new spot to enjoy Wisconsin beer before boarding their flights!  The new Leinie Lodge features self-serve beer taps that customers can use to sample the latest brews from Leinenkugel, a beer brewer based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

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MITCHELL AIRPORT CONTINUES TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
MKE recognized by Wisconsin Partners for Clean Energy

MILWAUKEE (June 9, 2016) – MKE is getting accolades from the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air for its voluntary efforts to improve air quality, including continuous improvement across airport operations from facility to fleet and its engagement with customers and the community.

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 BAGGAGE CLAIM RECEIVES LEED CERTIFICATION
Energy-efficient removel, completed last year, recognized as a leader in green building

MILWAUKEE (June 7, 2016) – Mitchell Airport's Baggage Claim Renovation Project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The project becomes the first building in Milwaukee County government to receive this designation. 

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FRONTIER GOES NONSTOP TO PHILADELPHIA
More passengers choose MKE; Frontier responds to increased demand

MILWAUKEE (June 2, 2016) – Mitchell Airport helped Frontier Airlines kick off its new nonstop service from MKE to Philadelphia, with advertised fares as low as $69 each way.  So far in 2016, passenger traffic is up 3/3% compared to the same period in 2015.

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MARCH PASSENGER NUMBERS INCREASE FOUR PERCENT
MKE records seventh consecutive month of passenger increases

MILWAUKEE (April 28, 2016) – Passenger growth continues at Mitchell Airport, where the number of travelers choosing MKE surged by more than four percent in March.  The increase marks the Airport’s seventh consecutive month of passenger traffic growth.

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FRONTIER AIRLINES LAUNCHES NEW ROUTES TO ATLANTA AND DALLAS
Frontier and local officials cut ribbon on first departure to Atlanta

MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2016) – Frontier Airlines is celebrating the launch of new nonstop routes from Milwaukee to Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth.  Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele joined Frontier officials to launch new nonstop service from MKE to Atlanta. Frontier also began new nonstop service from Milwaukee to Dallas-Fort Worth.  On June 2, Frontier will start another new nonstop to Philadelphia.

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INMOTION ENTERTAINMENT NOW OPEN AT MITCHELL AIRPORT
Travelers now have access to the latest electronics gear on Concourses C and D

MILWAUKEE (March 22, 2016) – Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is now offering a new retail option for travelers on the go. InMotion Entertainment, the largest U.S. airport retailer of entertainment and electronics, is now open on Concourses C and D. The stores are the first in Wisconsin.

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MITCHELL AIRPORT PASSENGERS INCREASE NEARLY 10% IN FEBRUARY
Increase comes on the heels of added flights from Southwest and Frontier

MILWAUKEE (March 21, 2016) – Fueled by a 12% increase in Southwest passengers and new routes flown by Frontier, the number of passengers choosing Mitchell Airport soared nearly ten percent in February, after recording a six percent increase in January. 

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MILWAUKEE’S MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXPECTING A
BUSY SPRING BREAK TRAVEL SEASON
Airport Suggests Travelers Give Themselves Extra Time To Make Their Flight

MILWAUKEE (March 16, 2016) – Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is expecting a busy spring break travel season this year. TSA estimates are showing an expected 5.4% growth in March daily volume at MKE as compared to last year.

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RIDE-SHARING SERVICES UBER, LYFT WILL BE PERMITTED TO PICK UP PASSENGERS AT MITCHELL AIRPORT
Pilot program responds to strong customer demand for Lyft, expanded Uber services

MILWAUKEE (March 14, 2016) – Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) announced today that it has reached an agreement to offer a 90-day pilot program for popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft.

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JANUARY PASSENGER TRAFFIC INCREASES AT MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearly A Half-Million People Used MKE In January 2016

 

MILWAUKEE (March 7, 2016) – Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) announced today that passenger traffic grew by 6.12% in January 2016 when compared to the previous year. The airport saw 493,180 passengers travel through its gates during the month.

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SOUTHWEST ADDS NEW DAILY NONSTOP SERVICE TO SAN DIEGO FROM MKE
New route will operate year-round starting in August

 

MILWAUKEE (February 18, 2016) – Southwest Airlines announced today that it will launch new daily nonstop service from Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to San Diego International Airport (SAN), beginning August 7th.

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ENROLL IN TSA Pre✓® AT MKE FOR A LIMITED TIME
Temporary Enrollment Center in Mitchell Airport’s Concession Mall

 

MILWAUKEE (February 11, 2016) – Passengers looking to speed their way through airport security have a unique opportunity to enroll in the TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at Mitchell Airport. From March 1-4 and March 7-11, MKE will host a temporary TSA Pre✓® Enrollment Center behind the House of Harley-Davidson store in the Concession Mall.

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