AirTran Airways adds nonstops to Cancun and Akron-Canton/Cleveland
Turquoise waters and swaying palms turn from a dream to reality, thanks to AirTran’s new Saturday nonstop service between MKE and Cancun, Mexico (CUN). The airline also recently introduced a third nonstop to Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), adding greater flexibility for travelers between MKE and Cleveland.
Compare fares and check out AirTran’s list of nonstop service offerings at www.airtran.com.
Frontier Airlines bumps up MKE service with nonstops to Branson
On July 1, Frontier will introduce new nonstop service between MKE and Branson, Mo. (BKG), running three days per week.
Compare fares and check out all of Frontier’s nonstop destinations at www.frontierairlines.com.
MKE marks 20th straight month of growth
Passenger numbers for Mitchell Airport have climbed to new heights. MKE saw record growth for the 20th consecutive month, serving 844,453 passengers in April 2011, resulting in a 1.42 percent increase over April 2010. Airport officials give much of the credit to the recent introduction of several low-fare carriers, including AirTran, Frontier and Southwest. In addition to fares that are on average $98 lower than O’Hare, $16 lower than Midway, and $78 lower than the national average according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, MKE boasts affordable parking and a strong convenience factor. Make sure to check out MKE’s new interactive map of nonstop destinations.
New “Like MKE & Win” Facebook sweepstakes rewards loyal fans
Calling all Facebookers! If you’re a fan of Mitchell Airport, make sure to fly over to our Facebook fan page and “Like” us for your chance to win some great prizes, including an iPad2. Click the “Enter to Win an iPad2” link for details and to enter. Don’t forget to share it with your friends!
• At 3,500 fans, an iPod Touch (8GB) will be awarded to a randomly drawn entrant
• At 5,000 fans, an iPad2 (16GB) will be awarded to a randomly drawn entrant
We’ve already reached our 2,000-fan milestone. Congratulations to Lori R. of Saginaw, Mich., who was our first sweepstakes winner and is now enjoying her new iPod Nano!
MKE eats listed among America’s best airport food
Food & Wine magazine recently introduced its “Ultimate Airport Dining Survival Guide,” featuring 25 of the best places to eat and drink in airports nationwide. Mitchell Airport’s Usinger’s restaurant in Concourse D made the list, thanks to its offering of tasty Milwaukee staples, including bratwursts, summer sausages and beer. Check out the full list of airport eats and make sure your next MKE visit includes a stop at Usinger’s!