Midwest Airlines Takes Off for Houston July 10

Milwaukee’s Hometown Airline Adds Nonstop Signature Service to Third Texas Destination

MILWAUKEE, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Midwest Airlines (NYSE:MEH) takes off for its third Texas destination July 10, when Milwaukee’s hometown airline launches nonstop Signature Service between Milwaukee and Hobby Airport in Houston. The airline will offer two roundtrip flights each weekday and a total of three roundtrips on weekends.

Houston Hobby Airport is one of that city’s two major airports and the favorite among business travelers. Hobby is located seven miles south of downtown Houston, near the major highway leading to NASA Johnson Space Center. It is also popular with leisure travelers, who appreciate Hobby’s convenience to tourist spots – including the historic coastal city of Galveston and the Gulf Coast area where many Midwesterners spend their winters.

Service to Houston will operate as Midwest Airlines Signature Service, featuring Midwest’s new 88-passenger Boeing 717 jet aircraft. Generous legroom, plus adjustable headrests and footrests, is provided in wide leather seats spaced two across on either side of the aisle. Additional onboard amenities include new buy-onboard Best Care Cuisine and complimentary baked- onboard chocolate chip cookies, as well as the comfortable, attentive and professional service for which the airline earned its reputation as “The best care in the air.”

“Houston is a top destination for Milwaukee travelers,” said Scott R. Dickson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Midwest Airlines. “Yet there is no nonstop service between Milwaukee and Houston Hobby – which is the preferred airport due to its proximity to major business and tourist areas. We’re confident Milwaukee-area travelers will respond positively to our conveniently timed nonstop service and the comfort of our Signature Service. And Houston-departing travelers will now have access to more than 30 cities nationwide via the most customer-friendly hub in the Midwest.”

The addition of the new service is one of a series of enhancements focusing on customer value and convenience that America’s top-rated carrier is launching throughout 2005.

Dickson pointed out that with the new service to Houston, Midwest will offer nonstop service from Milwaukee to 47 destinations – more than any airline serving Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. He added that the new service reinforces Midwest Airlines’ commitment to its Milwaukee hometown, where it is the market share leader and largest airline employer, as well as the overwhelming favorite airline among travelers. The airline is recognized as a major contributor to the community – including charitable giving, sports and convention sponsorships, and provider of charter travel for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Schedules and fares for all Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect flights are available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/ .

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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