Southwest Airlines Announces Intent to Begin Service From Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport


20 Mai 2009 [18:01h]     Bookmark and Share


Southwest Airlines Announces Intent to Begin Service From Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport

Southwest Airlines Announces Intent to Begin Service From Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport


Carrier Plans Start-Up with Jet Flights to Multiple Destinations in Late 2009

DALLAS, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Southwest Airlines today
announced its intent to begin service from Milwaukee’s Mitchell International
Airport (MKE) late this year.  The carrier has not released specific service
details, but said it will offer multiple destinations from the airport of
choice for business and leisure travelers who work and live across the vibrant
and growing region.  The new Southwest service from MKE will commence after
already-announced new service to New York LaGuardia (June 28) and Boston Logan
(August 16).

    „I am certain our more than 90 million annual Customers will be delighted
to learn they will now be able to fly Southwest Airlines when their travels
take them to Milwaukee.  Likewise, I look forward to bringing our great, low
fare service, and the nation’s largest airline network to our new friends in
Milwaukee, which will also help better serve the Northern Chicago Area,“ said
Gary Kelly, Southwest’s Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, at
Southwest Airlines‘ Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Dallas.

    „As we have previously announced, we essentially slowed our 2009 and 2010
fleet growth to zero.  All of these new market opportunities are made possible
without the addition of a single airplane by our continuous flight schedule
optimization process,“ he said.

    The Company plans to release more details of its future service from
Milwaukee in the coming months.

    „Southwest’s arrival in Milwaukee will stimulate job growth, economic
development, and give travelers more options they’ve been seeking,“ said
Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Director Barry Bateman.  „Southwest is already the
dominant airline at Chicago Midway and will provide new service to the growing
population of Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin, further
solidifying Mitchell International as ‚Chicago’s Third Airport‘.“

    To view a blog post on this news, visit: http://www.blogsouthwest.com.  To
visit Southwest’s web site, visit: www.southwest.com.

    After nearly 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation’s leading
low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines–offering a reliable
product with exemplary Customer Service with no hidden fees.  Southwest
Airlines is the most productive airline in the sky and offers Customers a
comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of
legroom.  Southwest recently updated its gate areas and improved its boarding
procedure to make flying Southwest Airlines even more convenient.  Southwest
Airlines (NYSE: LUV) currently serves 65 cities in 33 states.  Based in
Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has
more than 35,000 Employees systemwide.


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