Midwest Airlines: Connect to Expand Its Regional Jet Fleet

 MILWAUKEE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Skyway Airlines (dba Midwest Connect) today announced that it has signed letters of intent to acquire two Fairchild 328JET regional jets. The aircraft were formerly operated by Atlantic Coast Airlines.

The acquisition will expand Midwest Connect’s fleet of regional jets from 10 to 12. The airline’s 328JET aircraft are configured with 32 reclining leather seats, offering single seating on one side of the aisle and two-across on the other. They feature flight attendant service, lavatory and overhead storage, as well as the widest and tallest passenger cabin in their class.

“The 328JET is an excellent fit for many Midwest Connect markets,” said David C. Reeve, chairman of the board for Skyway. “These acquisitions provide a great opportunity to expand our service on these customer-friendly aircraft.”

The airline plans to put the planes into revenue service after completion of maintenance work, refurbishment and painting in the Midwest Connect livery.

Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Skyway Airlines, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines. Operating as Midwest Connect, the airline offers connections to Midwest Airlines as well as point-to-point service between select markets on regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Together, the airlines offer service to 47 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com .