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RDU again gets daily flights to Milwaukee

Posted November 10, 2009

— Midwest Airlines plans to start service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Milwaukee next April 1, officials said Tuesday.

The carrier will schedule two daily non-stop flights on 76-seat Embraer-170 aircraft, officials said.

Operating as Midwest Express, Midwest Airlines offered service between RDU and Milwaukee from 1998 to 2001. Returning as Midwest Connect, the airline offered RDU-Milwaukee service in 2007 and 2008.

“RDU is happy to welcome Midwest Airlines back to the Research Triangle Region,” Teresa Damiano, RDU's director of marketing, said in a statement. “Each year, more than 50,000 passengers travel between RDU and Milwaukee.”


The news comes on the heels of recent announcements by other airlines offering service at RDU. JetBlue Airways will launch two additional daily flights between RDU and Boston next summer, while Southwest Airlines will begin one daily nonstop flight to St. Louis in May.


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  • copforlife Nov 11, 2009


  • Hammerhead Nov 11, 2009

    I'm also happy about this. It's the Motherland for me.

  • freddyfrank81 Nov 11, 2009

    The cheese head express....

  • Road-wearier Nov 11, 2009

    HOORAY!!!! This gladdens my heart. I have to go to Madison, Wisconsin 2-3 times a year and it was so easy to fly to Milwaukee and drive over instead of making a connection someplace. Midwest runs a nice little airline and I liked flying with them.

  • chivegas Nov 10, 2009

    Fact correction:

    Midwest left RDU in 2001, but Midwest Connect (operated by skyway) continued service all the way from then until 2008.

  • superslushy Nov 10, 2009

    Don't be so obtuse. It could easily be people from Milwaukee coming down to visit our state or folks visiting family in the greater WI area.