Articles Tagged ‘MKE’

Southwest’s arrival in Milwaukee increases seat capacity by 10%; six new routes target AirTran and Midwest

Top StoryAs Southwest starts a new base; will the airline find new route opportunities or compete with the carriers already based at the airport? Also see our coverage of the remarkable launch celebrations, including a flight attendant rapper.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 3 October – Friday 9 October):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsMore interesting new routes started this week involving airports in Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, France, Iraq, Norway, Oman, Russia, the UK, Ukraine and the USA. Can Oman Air come up with another cake as good as last week’s award-winning creation?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 1 August – Friday 7 August):

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 1 August - Friday 7 August):We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.


Midwest becomes Republic; chance to regain market share at Milwaukee as LCCs threaten

Midwest becomes Republic; chance to regain market share at Milwaukee as LCCs threatenRapidly downsized Midwest is now part of Republic. Which routes has it given up in the last year and where is increased competition coming from at Milwaukee? Which are its busiest routes?

AirTran reduces reliance on Atlanta; Milwaukee network grows to 17 routes this summer

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAirTran now has lower unit costs than Southwest, but has put its fleet expansion plans on hold. Which new markets has it opened in 2008/09 and which segments of its route network are growing fastest?

New routes launched during the last week:
Saturday 6 September – Friday 12 September

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefNew route started this week operated by Air Asia, Alaska Airlines, Best Air, bmibaby, Hong Kong Express, Monarch, Northwest, Virgin America and Westjet.


Midwest axes one-third of capacity at Milwaukee; AirTran growing fast

Logo: MilwaukeeMilwaukee is just 100 kilometers from O’Hare and is Wisconsin’s leading airport. Midwest is the leading airline but its new owners have decided to initiate major cuts from September. AirTran added eight new routes at the airport in May having failed take control of Midwest. Let battle commence!