AirTran Airways adds flights, starts new ones from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Monday, November 9, 2009, 18:48 by Jose Philip

AirTran Airways, the low-cost airline based in Orlando, Florida, the United States, is adding 2 daily, non-stops flights between General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from April 6, 2010, thereby expanding connections to the Midwest and Northeast of the US.

The Boeing 717 twin-jet planes will be used on the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport-Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport route.

With the launching of extra the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport-Milwaukee Airport flights, AirTran Airways will join Midwest Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, and Southwest Airlines on the route.

However, Southwest Airlines cannot offer non-stop flights to Dallas Love Field Airport because of the restrictions under the federal Wright Amendment of the United States.

The addition of the flight comes as AirTran Airways is expanding its activities at Milwaukee Airport as a hub, attracting traffic from the Chicago and Wisconsin areas.

AirTran Airways also will operate daily, non-stop flight between Pittsburgh and Orlando (Florida) from December 17, 2009. The flight will leave Pittsburgh at 7:08 p.m. and reach Orlando at 9:24 p.m. In the return direction, the flight will take off from Orlando at 7:15 p.m. and land in Pittsburgh at 9:33 p.m.

AirTran Airways announced that it is adding SkyWest Airlines as a marketing partner to add 2 daily flights (up from 1 flight at present) between Pittsburgh and Milwaukee, from December 4, 2009.

From Milwaukee, flights of SkyWest Airlines connect to about 150 destinations in North America.

SkyWest Airlines also will operate regional jet services, from December 2009, between Milwaukee and Akron/Canton (Ohio); Des Moines (Iowa); St Louis; Omaha (Nebraska); and Indianapolis.

In a statement, AirTran Airways said that passengers of AirTran Airways also can make use of the airline’s non-stop flights between Milwaukee and the north-eastern US cities like Baltimore/Washington and Boston.

At present, AirTran Airways offers non-stops services between Baltimore and Orlando; and between Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Atlanta.

According to AirTran Airways, General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is one of the top four hubs of the carrier.  Milwaukee Airport will make up about 11% of the airline’s traffic in 2010 – up from 8%-9% now.

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, is the only major airline that provides in-flight internet facility on all its flights.

The carrier’s other features include business-class, assigned seating, as well as complimentary XM Satellite Radio on all flights.

The major hub of AirTran Airways is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. At the same time, AirTran Airways offers a number of connecting flights from several other cities in the United States – including airports at Milwaukee, Baltimore and Orlando.

Flights can be booked on AirTran Airways’ website http://www.airtran.com