Midwest Airlines Announces Extensive Schedule Enhancements, Including New Nonstop Service, Frequency Increases and Additional Year-Round Service From Kansas City

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Midwest Airlines today announced extensive enhancements to its Kansas City flight schedule, including new nonstop service, increased frequency in existing markets and additional year-round service in markets that are currently seasonal.

Today’s announcement is part of a series of product and service enhancements focusing on customer value and convenience that America’s top- rated carrier is launching throughout 2005. These enhancements provide passengers with better schedules and better connections, while reinforcing the importance of its Kansas City hub.

Six markets from Kansas City will benefit from the schedule enhancements, which are effective May 1:

New Nonstop Service
— Kansas City-Boston, 1 daily roundtrip flight;
— Kansas City-Los Angeles, 2 daily roundtrip flights

Increased Frequency
— Kansas City-Milwaukee, increasing to 6 daily roundtrip flights;
— Kansas City-New York La Guardia, increasing to 3 daily roundtrip

Service Changing from Seasonal to Year-round
— Kansas City-Ft. Lauderdale, 1 daily roundtrip flight;
— Kansas City-New Orleans, 2 daily roundtrip flights

Additionally, service between Kansas City and Orange County, California will be discontinued beginning May 1. Passengers holding tickets for travel to or from Orange County after April 30 will be contacted by the airline and reaccommodated on other flights, including the airline’s new nonstop service between Kansas City and Los Angeles.

The new Midwest Airlines flights will operate as Midwest Airlines Signature Service, which provides business travelers with the comfort and space they need to work or relax, according to Scott R. Dickson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. From Kansas City, Signature Service is offered exclusively on new Boeing 717 jet aircraft — featuring two-by-two seating comfort, extra legroom, and newly designed Recaro seats with adjustable headrests and footrests. The airline’s trademark baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies are offered on most flights.

He pointed out that the change from seasonal to year-round service between Kansas City and both Ft. Lauderdale and New Orleans was the result of customer requests. Midwest is the only airline offering nonstop service on the routes.

“We are fully committed to offering a superior, value-driven product that gives travelers a reason to choose us over the competition,” Dickson said. “We’ve already seen strong customer response to our more aggressive pricing strategy and continued focus on customer service excellence, resulting in record advance bookings for March and April. With today’s announcement, we now offer great service and customer-friendly schedules to all of the cities we serve from Kansas City.”

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

Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States. 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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