New Program Enhancements Give Midwest Miles Members More Places to Go, More Things to Do and More Ways to Earn Miles

MILWAUKEE, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Midwest Airlines today announced several enhancements to its popular Midwest Miles frequent flyer program, including new partnerships with Northwest Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and more ways for program members to earn and redeem miles.

Beginning May 1, Midwest Miles members will be able to earn miles on any Northwest-operated flight and redeem miles for award travel on Northwest and KLM to more than 750 cities in 65 countries worldwide. Additionally, members in Northwest’s WorldPerks frequent flyer program can earn and redeem WorldPerks miles on Midwest.

“We continually seek new ways to reward our loyal Midwest Miles members,” said Scott R. Dickson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “That’s why we’re especially pleased to partner with Northwest and KLM because it gives our members the option to both earn and redeem miles on Northwest, and provides a new international partner offering extensive travel destinations.”

In addition to the new airline partnerships, other enhancements to the Midwest Miles program offer more ways for members to earn miles. Coming this summer, members can earn miles for shopping online at the Midwest Miles Mall. The Mall features access to a variety of brand-name sites including Casio, Frontgate, Hammacher Schlemmer, The Sharper Image and more. Members will earn Midwest Miles with every purchase at the online stores.

Additionally, Midwest Miles members can earn up to 5,000 bonus Midwest Miles for dining at restaurants participating in the Rewards Network(SM) Mega Miles promotion. Now through March 31, 2006, every time members spend $15 or more (including tax and tip) at a participating restaurant when a benefit is being offered, they will earn 500 bonus Midwest Miles with the potential to earn up to 5,000 bonus miles in all. Members can learn more and register for the program at rewardsnetwork.com/Midwest-perdinebonus.com .

The new enhancements to the Midwest Miles program are in addition to many other membership benefits including program partners, special services, discounts and more. Complete program details are available at midwestmiles.com .

Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee’s hometown airline, is the largest carrier at General Mitchell International Airport. At the end of 2005, the airline’s Milwaukee market share grew to 50 percent. Midwest Airlines and Skyway Airlines, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary that operates as Midwest Connect, offer the most daily nonstop flights — 147 — from Milwaukee and in all, offer service to 47 cities.

Known as “The best care in the air” for its superior customer service, Midwest Airlines has been named best airline 42 times since 1990. The airline was named World’s Best Domestic Airline in 2005 and Top Domestic Airline for Service in 2004 by Travel+Leisure magazine and the #1 Domestic Airline by Zagat Airline Survey in its last five surveys. In 2005, the Conde Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards named Midwest Airlines #1 for seat comfort/legroom, food/beverages and cabin service.

The airline’s Signature Service features new whisper-quiet Boeing 717 aircraft outfitted with two-across wide leather seats with adjustable headrests and footrests and exceptional legroom. Competitively priced flights are scheduled to business destinations across the country. The airline also operates Saver Service on MD-80 aircraft with the same generous legroom as Signature Service. Geared toward the leisure traveler, Saver Service offers convenient and comfortable flights to a number of U.S. destinations at very competitive fares.

Midwest Connect maintains a fleet of Fairchild 328JET regional jets equipped with 32 reclining leather seats and generous legroom. The fleet also includes Beech 1900D turboprops, which are pressurized and soundproofed to maximize passenger comfort. Midwest Connect offers connections to Midwest Airlines as well as point-to-point service between select markets.

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