American Airlines launches Milwaukee to Miami, a key unserved market

Milwaukee to Miami

American Airlines launches Milwaukee to Miami, a key unserved market

The crew of the inaugural Milwaukee – Miami service help to celebrate its launch, with the route an important addition to Milwaukee’s network.

American Airlines began a new non-stop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International to Miami on 7 November. 

Operating once-weekly on Saturdays until 4 April, the 2,025-kilometre service uses 76-seat Embraer 175s.

To celebrate the launch, the gate area at Milwaukee was decked out in balloons and beach-themed décor, while music was played to get them into the ‘Miami mood’.  They were given handcrafted cookies inspired by Florida, beach swag, postcards, and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

A+ goes to Milwaukee for the creativity and thoughtfulness of the launch celebration – and even more so during coronavirus!

“Miami has been one of the most requested unserved markets from Mikwaukee,” Brain Dranzik, Airport Director, said.

Booking data obtained through OAG Traffic Analyser shows that over 37,000 point-to-point passengers flew between Milwaukee and Miami last year.  This is based only on those flying to/from Milwaukee, so excluding traffic leaked to Chicago.

A further 249,000 passengers travelled from Milwaukee to Latin America and the Caribbean last year, again excluding those leaked. Of destinations accessible over Miami, Cancun, Montego Bay, San Juan, Punta Cana were the largest markets, each with over 18,000 passengers.

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With brilliant Florida-inspired handcrafted cookies of palm trees and flamingos, and more, Milwaukee went all-out to celebrate American’s new Miami link.


  1. Pat Rowe says:

    Thank you for highlighting our fun gate launch for this new service! We appreciate that you’ve included mention of leakage, as we retain many more passengers at MKE with nonstop service. Daily 2019 passenger demand between MKE and South Florida averaged 545 including leakage, with many Wisconsin residents owning second homes in South Florida.

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