United begins Milwaukee to both Tampa and Fort Myers

United jets off from Milwaukee to both Tampa and Fort Myers

Dancing to beach tunes and palm tree and flamingo cookies got United’s passengers in the mood for Florida.

United began Milwaukee to both Tampa and Fort Myers on 19 December.

The carrier serves Tampa four-weekly using Embraer 175s.  Based on early January, it has direct competition from Southwest (13 weekly) and Frontier (two weekly).  Collectively, these 19 weekly flights are up by more than one-third from 14 YOY.

United also serves Fort Myers four-weekly with E175s (three) and A319s (one).   It competes directly with both Southwest (11 weekly) and Frontier (four), for the same total weekly flights (19) YOY. 

The addition of both routes brings to six United’s network from Milwaukee in W20, up from four in W19. 

United now serves Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Fort Myers, Houston Intercontinental, Newark, and Tampa from the Wisconsin airport. 

Milwaukee recently showed us that both Tampa and Fort Myers had leakage from its catchment of around one-quarter of total demand.

This winter, Milwaukee has non-stop service to five Florida destinations, up from four YOY with the addition of Miami.

Mikwaukee’s Airport Director, Brian Dranzik, said: “United is extending the schedule for these flights well into next year, so that when travellers are ready to fly, more nonstop flights are available to popular destinations like Tampa and Fort Myers.”


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