MILWAUKEE, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Travelers flying Midwest Airlines (AMEX:MEH) between Milwaukee and both Philadelphia and Omaha will see increased frequency and aircraft upgrades beginning October 1. The announcement is the next step in the airline’s continuing roll-out of a comprehensive 2007 strategic plan, which includes new destinations, route additions, frequency increases and aircraft upgrades.
The airline will add a roundtrip flight between Milwaukee and both Philadelphia and Omaha, bringing service in each market to five roundtrip flights each weekday. The new service will be offered on Midwest Connect 50-seat regional jets. Also, one additional roundtrip flight between Milwaukee and Omaha will be upgraded from 32-seat regional jets to 50-seat regional jets.
The airline’s 50-seat regional jet program is operated on CRJ-200 Canadair regional jets featuring Midwest’s brown leather seats, chef-prepared buy-onboard Best Care Cuisine meals and the airline’s popular baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies.
Tickets for the new service can be purchased at http://www.midwestairlines.com/. Schedules, including a downloadable timetable and fares are also available on the Web site.
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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