MILWAUKEE, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — At a news conference on the grounds of Duluth International Airport, Midwest Connect (AMEX:MEH) today announced it will launch nonstop service between Duluth/Superior and Milwaukee on March 4. The airline will offer two nonstop roundtrip flights each weekday and a total of three roundtrips on weekends. Duluth/Superior will be the 48th destination on Midwest’s nationwide route network.
Service on the route will be aboard the airline’s quick and comfortable Fairchild 328JET aircraft. This state-of-the-art regional jet features 32 reclining leather seats, and the widest and tallest cabins in their class. Inflight service includes complimentary fresh bakery treats on breakfast flights, snacks, baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies and beverage service. Overhead storage and lavatory service are also offered on the 328JETs.
Weekday service will include early morning and late afternoon departures from Duluth, and late afternoon and evening arrivals from Milwaukee. A third daily roundtrip is expected to be added in July.
“We’re excited to extend our special brand of service to Duluth, Superior and the surrounding area,” said David C. Reeve, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Skyway Airlines. “The new service provides the added benefit of providing easy access to southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee and Madison, as well as Chicago. Convenient travel connections are available to cities throughout the United States on Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect via Milwaukee’s uncongested Mitchell International Airport.”
Skyway Airlines flies under the Midwest Connect brand as a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines. The new service is another part of Midwest’s comprehensive long-term business and strategic plans, which include aggressive route expansion and feature the addition of at least six new destinations and as many as 12 new routes in 2007 — leading to a 15% increase in capacity in 2007. Projected future growth averages 10% per year over the next three years at improving levels of profitability.
Tickets for Duluth/Superior flights may be purchased at midwestairlines.com. Schedules, including a downloadable timetable, and fares are also available on the Web site.
Skyway Airlines, Inc. — a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines – operates Midwest Connect. Skyway offers connections to Midwest Airlines and point-to-point service between select markets. Together, the airlines offer service to 48 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/ .
New Midwest Connect Duluth/Superior Service
Beginning March 4, 2007
Duluth/Superior to Milwaukee Milwaukee to Duluth/Superior
Depart Arrive Frequency Depart Arrive Frequency
05:45 am 07:00 am Except Sunday 03:05 pm 04:25 pm Daily
04:45 pm 06:00 pm Daily 09:40 pm 10:59 pm Except Saturday
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