Midwest Airlines Announces Aircraft Upgrade on Minneapolis/St. Paul Service

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ — Midwest Airlines today announced an equipment upgrade on Minneapolis/St. Paul service. Effective August 1, the airline will offer Minnesota passengers the convenience and comfort of Midwest Airlines Signature Service on four of Midwest’s five nonstop flights each weekday to Milwaukee. In Milwaukee, travelers can make quick connections to dozens of cities coast to coast.

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.

Midwest Airlines Signature Service, which is offered on Midwest’s new Boeing 717 aircraft, features two-by-two wide leather seats with extra legroom and adjustable headrests and footrests. The airline’s trademark baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies are offered on most flights. And, Midwest is now serving Minneapolis/St. Paul travelers from the modern and expanded Humphrey Terminal. The Humphrey Terminal, located off 34th Avenue, offers covered parking and easy access to taxis, hotel shuttles, rental cars and the new Hiawatha corridor light rail system that connects the airport with downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and the Mall of America.

“Midwest Connect, our regional carrier, has served Minneapolis since March 2002, and it’s been a strong market with good load factors,” said Scott R. Dickson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We’re confident that upgrading another roundtrip to our mainline carrier’s larger aircraft with two-by-two seating is a positive change for our passengers. We remain committed to providing all customers with the best service, best schedules and best product at very affordable prices.”

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, including Houston Hobby — the airline’s newest destination. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/ .

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