Global Traveler Names Midwest Airlines ‘Best Airline for Economy Class’

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Global Traveler magazine has named Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines “Best Airline for Economy Class” as part of its 2004 GT Tested Awards. The magazine’s well-traveled subscribers annually select the best in business and luxury travel.

“Business travelers do occasionally fly economy,” said the magazine’s publisher and CEO, Francis X. Gallagher, who presented the awards to the winners today in a ceremony in New York. “In that category, Midwest Airlines earned top honors with its leather seats, ample legroom and warm cookies served onboard.”

Following Midwest Airlines’ first place ranking in the economy class category were American Airlines, EVA Air, JetBlue and Delta. A complete list of all winners can be found in the January issue of Global Traveler and at http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/ .

“Because we’re a small airline, it’s especially meaningful to be recognized by people who regularly travel around the world,” said Timothy E. Hoeksema, chairman and chief executive officer. “We’re gratified that the readers of Global Traveler appreciate our commitment to provide passengers with an exceptional travel experience.”

The open-ended reader survey ran in the March and May 2004 issues of Global Traveler and was posted on the magazine’s Web site. A total of 3,232 readers submitted nominations. Only those surveys returned with at least 50% of the questions answered were used in the tabulations.

Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee’s most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Skyway Airlines, Inc. — its wholly owned subsidiary — operates as Midwest Connect, which offers connections to Midwest Airlines as well as point-to-point service between select markets on regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Together, the airlines offer service to 50 cities. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/ .

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