KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Midwest Airlines (AMEX:MEH) today announced that it is expanding its existing codeshare agreement with Air Midwest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mesa Air Group. The expanded partnership will enable Midwest Airlines customers to connect in Kansas City to six additional Midwestern cities.
Under the codeshare, Midwest Airlines provides service on its nationwide route network to or from Kansas City. Air Midwest, operating as US Airways Express, provides service between Kansas City and the codeshare cities. Passengers can book their entire flight on a single ticket, with both the Midwest Airlines and Air Midwest segments carrying the Midwest Airlines YX designator code and earning Midwest Miles frequent flyer mileage credit.
Beginning May 6, Midwest Airlines passengers will be able to connect in Kansas City on Air Midwest/US Airways Express to and from Columbia/Jefferson City, Joplin, and Kirksville, Mo. and Grand Island, McCook and Omaha, Neb.
Midwest’s codeshare agreement, in place since 2001, already provides connecting service to Little Rock, Ark. and Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Manhattan and Salina, Kan.
“We’re excited to expand our partnership with Air Midwest and extend service to destinations in Missouri and Nebraska,” said Scott R. Dickson, Midwest Airlines senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “This arrangement will provide residents of more small communities with convenient connections to our award-winning service.” Dickson pointed out that Midwest Airlines offers nonstop service to and from Kansas City to 17 key business and leisure destinations throughout the United States.
The announcement is the next step in the continuing roll-out of Midwest’s comprehensive 2007 strategic plan, which also includes the addition of new destinations and new routes as well as more frequent service and aircraft upgrades on existing routes.
Tickets for the new service may be purchased at http://www.midwestairlines.com/. Schedules, including a downloadable timetable, and fares are also available on the Web site. Customers purchasing a ticket within three days of their intended travel date should contact a travel agent for assistance.
Midwest Airlines 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 operate as Midwest Connect and offer service to and connections through Midwest Airlines’ hubs. Together, the airlines offer service to 51 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/.
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Source: Midwest Air Group, Inc.