General Mitchell Airport

Economy & Business
5:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Mitchell Airport Rumored to Be Courting Low-Cost International Airlines

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee
Credit WUWM News

Though Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has seen passenger travel drop in the last couple of years, some analysts think the trend may turn.

Not only are current carriers in the market stabilizing, but new reports suggest the airport is actively trying to recruit low-cost international carriers.

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis says though the overall trend has continued downward, December numbers showed a modest increase in passengers using the Milwaukee airport.

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Regional
10:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Why did Frontier Airlines Pull Out of Milwaukee?

Frontier Airlines now has only 7 daily flights into Milwaukee, and until now has been silent about why it downsized.
Credit Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Just as recently summer last year, all was well between Frontier Airlines and Milwaukee. The airline had been touted as the new major player in the Milwaukee market since it was bought by its parent company Republic Airways Holdings in 2009. Frontier’s hub at General Mitchell airport was bustling with more than 80 departures a day. And it seemed that most of the hard feelings had dissipated after Republic folded hometown favorite Midwest Airlines into Frontier’s operations and brand.

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