I am living in Milwaukee at the moment and so I am very excited to announce this.
Midwest Express has announced today (August 6th, 2019) that they will re-enter the aviation market by the end of 2019. While the airline doesn’t have the federal license to operate yet, the airline has made an agreement with Elite Airways, based in Portland, Maine, to operate there aircraft. This will allow Midwest express to operate will getting things finalized before they become a full fledged airline. And obviously, we can imagine they will start operations out of Milwaukee, MKE. Here is some other information.
• Elite Airways operates CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 aircraft so we can expect those aircrafts to be used. They have 5 CRJ-200’s, 2 CRJ-100’s, and 4 CRJ-700’s with 3 more orders.
• There are no routes announced or timetable but the company has stated “Midwest Express expects to announce details about its service in the coming weeks.”
• TSA pre will be available with Elite Airways
•Midwest Express will operate their own reservation systems, costumer service, and in-flight amenities (so expect those warm cookies).
•Meanwhile, Elite Airways will operate the aircraft, flight crews, and maintenance.
•Lastly, Elite Airways will help Midwest Express with the final plans and help Midwest Express compete the requirements to obtain its own airline operating certificate and aircraft.
So Why Elite Airways?
Midwest Express has said Elite Airways is “a well-suited partner due to its extensive operating experience, high-quality customer service approach, and exemplary safety record.”
Expect more info on this thread for when Midwest express will operate.
Journal Sentinel Article