Building Info

  • Address:
    5300 S. Howell Ave.
  • Taxkey:
    6409999118
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    Tax-Exempt
  • Year Built:

International airport that anchor’s Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field neighborhood.

Formerly known as General Mitchell International Airport

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Content referencing Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Transportation: Sun Country Adds Nonstop Flights to Caribbean
Transportation

Sun Country Adds Nonstop Flights to Caribbean

Budget airline announces flights to Jamaica and Dominican Republic next winter.

Transportation: Frontier Begins New Nonstop Flights To East Coast
Transportation

Frontier Begins New Nonstop Flights To East Coast

It's now easier to travel from Milwaukee Mitchell.

MKE County: Huge Air Cargo Facility Proposed for Airport
MKE County

Huge Air Cargo Facility Proposed for Airport

Dallas-based real estate company Crow Holdings proposing 337,000-square-foot facility.

MKE County: Cudahy Nature Preserve Receives Old-Growth Forest Designation
MKE County

Cudahy Nature Preserve Receives Old-Growth Forest Designation

Nature preserve recognized by national network of old-growth forests.

Transportation: Spirit Adds New Flights to Dallas
Transportation

Spirit Adds New Flights to Dallas

New flights to and from Milwaukee's Mitchell airport will run three times a week.

The Recombobulation Area announces biggest subscription sale of 2024, celebrates year of tremendous growth
Timmerman Airport to Receive Federal Funding for Control Tower Renovations
Transportation: Airport Plans Big Increase In Flights For Spring Breakers
Transportation

Airport Plans Big Increase In Flights For Spring Breakers

19% more flights than same time last year.

Art in Bloom Fills the Milwaukee Art Museum with Spectacular Art-Inspired Floral Arrangements
Press Release

Art in Bloom Fills the Milwaukee Art Museum with Spectacular Art-Inspired Floral Arrangements

Welcome spring at the Museum with an abundance of flowers, art making, and more!

New Solar Arrays Will Help Milwaukee Hit 25% Renewable Energy Goal

New Solar Arrays Will Help Milwaukee Hit 25% Renewable Energy Goal

Arrays near airport help city meet 2025 goal, but alders want tougher rules for We Energies.

Transportation: Frontier Adding Nonstop Flights to Philly
Transportation

Frontier Adding Nonstop Flights to Philly

Flights to run three days a week out of Mitchell Airport with introductory fare of $19!

Transportation: Airport Has Best Traffic Year Since 2019
Transportation

Airport Has Best Traffic Year Since 2019

Milwaukee Mitchell confirms more than 6 million passengers traveled through airport in 2023.

Frontier Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights from MKE to Raleigh-Durham
MKE County: Could Shuttered Runway Dog Park Be Replaced?
MKE County

Could Shuttered Runway Dog Park Be Replaced?

Park near airport shut down after FAA objections. Supervisor pushes for a replacement.

Transportation: 10 Most Popular MCTS Routes in 2023
Transportation

10 Most Popular MCTS Routes in 2023

Top route had 7,300 rides per day. Future BRT corridors rank among most popular.

Transportation: Airport Closing In On Pre-Pandemic Traffic
Transportation

Airport Closing In On Pre-Pandemic Traffic

Milwaukee Mitchell on track to crack 6 million passengers for first time since 2019.

Transportation: Airport Plans to Repair, Replace Taxiways
Transportation

Airport Plans to Repair, Replace Taxiways

Mitchell International Airport awarded $8.7 million in federal funds to pay for this.

Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar Is Reopening

Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar Is Reopening

New partner plans to restore Landmark 1850 Inn back to former glory, welcome first guests in March.

Transportation: Airport Gets Federal Funds for Runway Rehab
Transportation

Airport Gets Federal Funds for Runway Rehab

Mitchell International Airport awarded $8.7 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Now Serving: Taco John’s Opens on South Side
Now Serving

Taco John’s Opens on South Side

Plus: state's first Ben & Jerry's, The Wolf on Broadway sets opening and farewell to Balzac.

MKE County: Southwest Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights to San Diego
MKE County

Southwest Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flights to San Diego

Weekly flights to San Diego will start running in June 2024.

Transportation: Airport Finishes LED Lighting Project
Transportation

Airport Finishes LED Lighting Project

New LED lights provide better illumination and will cut costs in half for airport.

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Visits MKE Airport
Press Release

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Visits MKE Airport

Passengers can prepare for Holiday Travel by Enrolling Today

Taste of the Gateway Returns For 4th Year

Taste of the Gateway Returns For 4th Year

Dining deal offers $10 discounts at select restaurants near the airport on Oct. 18 -19.

Transportation: Airport Must Improve Security System
Transportation

Airport Must Improve Security System

Cost is nearly $1 million. TSA requiring airports to screen employees for weapons, contraband.

Act Fast: Global Entry Appointments Available for a Limited Time
Press Release

Act Fast: Global Entry Appointments Available for a Limited Time

MKE Airport will host its first-ever Global Entry enrollment October 18-21

MKE Introduces Now Boarding Airport Magazine
Press Release

MKE Introduces Now Boarding Airport Magazine

New publication is available for free at the Airport Information desk

Transportation: American Airlines Begins Daily Nonstop Flights To Washington D.C.
Transportation

American Airlines Begins Daily Nonstop Flights To Washington D.C.

Nonstop flights to D.C. begin ahead of 2024 Republic National Convention in Milwaukee.

Friday Photos: Airport Train Station Construction Progressing
Friday Photos

Airport Train Station Construction Progressing

Train station continues to operate while second platform built.

WallyPark Poised To Reopen At Milwaukee Airport

WallyPark Poised To Reopen At Milwaukee Airport

Private parking operator closed in 2021 amidst travel slowdown.

Partner Sought To Reopen Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar

Partner Sought To Reopen Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar

And you won't have to pay $5 million after buyer found for other properties.

MKE to Host 9th Annual Girls in Aviation Day Event
Press Release

MKE to Host 9th Annual Girls in Aviation Day Event

Free event gives young girls a behind-the-scenes look at aviation careers

Transportation: Bus Service Changes Coming Aug. 27
Transportation

Bus Service Changes Coming Aug. 27

MCTS hopes to improve frequency, reliability along 9 bus routes.

Transportation: Airport Traffic Still Rising Since Pandemic
Transportation

Airport Traffic Still Rising Since Pandemic

2023 is third straight year of increased traffic at Mitchell Airport, with a big month in June.

American Airlines Announces Daily Flights To Miami This Winter
Press Release

American Airlines Announces Daily Flights To Miami This Winter

Daily nonstops from MKE to MIA from December 21 through April 4

Transportation: Daily Flights To Miami Coming This Winter
Transportation

Daily Flights To Miami Coming This Winter

Milwaukee travelers will have a daily, one-stop connection to destinations in Caribbean and Latin America.

Plats and Parcels: Airport Train Station Expansion Underway
Plats and Parcels

Airport Train Station Expansion Underway

Its construction will help expand Amtrak Hiawatha. Plus: Recap of the week's real estate news.

128th Air Refueling Wing: U.S. Air Force honors 100 years of aerial refueling with global flyover events
New Oil Pipeline Planned Through Milwaukee’s South Side

New Oil Pipeline Planned Through Milwaukee’s South Side

Pipeline ultimately designed to move oil to Green Bay - by barge.

Transportation: American Airlines Announces Daily, Nonstop Flights to D.C.
Transportation

American Airlines Announces Daily, Nonstop Flights to D.C.

Two roundtrip flights a day from Mitchell airport will begin running in October.

Transportation: Sun Country Adding Winter Flights at Mitchell Airport
Transportation

Sun Country Adding Winter Flights at Mitchell Airport

More flights to sun country -- Mexico, Florida and Arizona -- announced by airline.

Private Aviation Facility Opens At Airport

Private Aviation Facility Opens At Airport

New facility provides business and general aviation services, and private jet charters.

Transportation: County Requires MKE Airport For Employee Travel
Transportation

County Requires MKE Airport For Employee Travel

'This is a logical change.' All county work-related flights must use Mitchell Airport.

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Million Dollar Pipeline
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Million Dollar Pipeline

An aviation fuel pipeline will pay rent for the first time in 50 years.

Concordia Market Opens at Airport

Concordia Market Opens at Airport

New retail shop and cafe offers local goods, wine, coffee and more for travelers.

Now Serving: Pomona Cider Expands Menu, Hours
Now Serving

Pomona Cider Expands Menu, Hours

Plus: Goodbye Klement's Sausage outlet; and city suspends two bars, closes convenience store.

Summerfest Announces Lineup of Activities and Promotions to Celebrate 55th Anniversary
Transportation: Mitchell May Redevelop Airfield
Transportation

Mitchell May Redevelop Airfield

Milwaukee airport could redevelop a long disused section in northeast corner of the airfield.

Transportation: Southwest Adds Flights at Mitchell Airport
Transportation

Southwest Adds Flights at Mitchell Airport

Additional flights to nine destinations are scheduled in 2023.

Transportation: Mitchell Wins ‘Best Airport’ Award
Transportation

Mitchell Wins ‘Best Airport’ Award

Milwaukee's airport wins second annual award as one of best in North America for its size.

MKE Airport Awarded Federal Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Transportation: Airport Will Rip Out Two Runways
Transportation

Airport Will Rip Out Two Runways

To save on costs, Milwaukee Mitchell plans to downsize to three-runway airport.

New Helicopter Tours Spark Frustration, New Flight Path

New Helicopter Tours Spark Frustration, New Flight Path

Ald. Scott Spiker negotiates new flight path. Company offers unique way to see city.

MKE County: Courthouse, Transit System Drop Mask Requirement
MKE County

Courthouse, Transit System Drop Mask Requirement

Milwaukee County downgraded by CDC to "low" COVID-19 risk.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cargo Hub Planned For Milwaukee Airport
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cargo Hub Planned For Milwaukee Airport

Former Air Force base along College Avenue would be redeveloped.

Senator Baldwin Presses Southwest Airlines’ Executives About Holiday Meltdown
MKE Airport Notice on Inaccurate Report
Transportation: Southwest Adding Flights From Mitchell
Transportation

Southwest Adding Flights From Mitchell

Will add non-stop flight to Kansas City and more flights to other cities from Milwaukee airport next year.

Friday Photos: New Hotel Rises on City’s Edge
Friday Photos

New Hotel Rises on City’s Edge

Hotel will be Wisconsin's first WoodSpring Suites.

Transportation: New Direct Flights from Milwaukee to Sarasota
Transportation

New Direct Flights from Milwaukee to Sarasota

Southwest adding daily, non-stop flights around typical Spring Break season.

“Letters to Santa” Mailbox Set Up Inside Milwaukee Airport
Press Release

“Letters to Santa” Mailbox Set Up Inside Milwaukee Airport

Milwaukee Airport, Alaska Airlines will fly all letters received to Santa at The North Pole

Transportation: Mitchell Airport Adds New Parking Feature
Transportation

Mitchell Airport Adds New Parking Feature

Pay inside the airport and zip through the gate on your way home.

Transportation: Coat Check Returns to Mitchell Airport
Transportation

Coat Check Returns to Mitchell Airport

Winter travelers to southern or tropical vacations can have their coat waiting when they come back.

Milwaukee Airport Museum Holding Memorabilia Sale

Milwaukee Airport Museum Holding Memorabilia Sale

Rare sale of Milwaukee aviation memorabilia on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Transportation: Staff Shortage Limits Airport’s Rebound
Transportation

Staff Shortage Limits Airport’s Rebound

Demand is way up since pandemic, but airline capacity an issue for Mitchell International Airport.

MKE County: Federal Rules Shut Down County’s Largest Dog Park
MKE County

Federal Rules Shut Down County’s Largest Dog Park

Runway Dog Park to close Nov. 1. County looks to create replacement, seeks citizen input.

Transportation: Transit System Reinstates Mask Requirement
Transportation

Transit System Reinstates Mask Requirement

Mask requirement reinstated in response to CDC COVID-19 risk level.

MKE County: County Drops Mask Rules for Courthouse, Buses
MKE County

County Drops Mask Rules for Courthouse, Buses

Low COVID risk designation prompts change, "high risk" settings still require masks.

Skip ID Check Line With New Airport Service

Skip ID Check Line With New Airport Service

CLEAR verifies identity with biometric data and expedites travel through security checks.

Taco John’s Planned for North Side

Taco John’s Planned for North Side

The fast food chain that claims to have popularized the phrase "Taco Tuesday" is planning at least two Milwaukee locations.

MKE Airport presents “Top Gun” film screening Downtown
Press Release

MKE Airport presents “Top Gun” film screening Downtown

Museum Center Park to host outdoor screening of the 1986 classic movie on National Aviation Day, August 19

Milwaukee Mitchell Celebrates Disability Pride Month
Press Release

Milwaukee Mitchell Celebrates Disability Pride Month

Adult-changing tables, Sunflower Lanyard Program are latest innovations implemented at MKE to help make travel accessible for all

MKE County: County Could Sue PFAS Manufacturers
MKE County

County Could Sue PFAS Manufacturers

Lawsuit over "forever chemicals" could help finance remediation at Mitchell Airport.

Airport Adds Two New Flights

Airport Adds Two New Flights

Delta adds another flight to New York, Air Canada brings back a flight to Toronto.

TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Coming to MKE
Press Release

TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Coming to MKE

Mobile Enrollment Center will visit MKE for two weeks this summer

Airport Restaurant’s New Menu Offers Iconic Local Foods

Airport Restaurant’s New Menu Offers Iconic Local Foods

Garden District Kitchen features Usinger's brats, cheese curds, fish fry, local beers.

Air Canada Resumes Service From Milwaukee Mitchell to Toronto
Press Release

Air Canada Resumes Service From Milwaukee Mitchell to Toronto

MKE welcomes back route previously suspended during COVID-19 pandemic

Delta Adds New Nonstop Service From MKE to New York – JFK
ACE Internship Program Returns to MKE
Press Release

ACE Internship Program Returns to MKE

MPS students to spend summer exploring aviation careers at Airport

Eyes on Milwaukee: Taco John’s, Popeyes Opening Near Airport
Eyes on Milwaukee

Taco John’s, Popeyes Opening Near Airport

Plan Commission okays two new fast food places in vacant site at 5th and Layton.

Milwaukee Salutes the Arrival of the National Guard for its 147th NGAUS General Conference & Exhibition
Wisconsin Cities, Airports End Mask Orders

Wisconsin Cities, Airports End Mask Orders

In response to federal court’s order, masks now optional at the airport.

Delta Adds Nonstop Flights To NYC

Delta Adds Nonstop Flights To NYC

New flights to-and-from East Coast latest in expanded offerings at Milwaukee airport.

JetBlue Starts Milwaukee Flights

JetBlue Starts Milwaukee Flights

"Milwaukee is thrilled that JetBlue will bring more tourists and business travelers,” Crowley says.

JetBlue Further Expands to Midwest with Daily Nonstop Service to Milwaukee from Boston and New York
Press Release

JetBlue Further Expands to Midwest with Daily Nonstop Service to Milwaukee from Boston and New York

Milwaukee Becomes Airline’s 110th Destination, Further Expanding Low Fares and Award-Winning Service to the Midwest

Plenty of Horne: Airport’s Soviet Peace Mural Covered Up
Plenty of Horne

Airport’s Soviet Peace Mural Covered Up

On display since 1990, part of US-Soviet cultural arts exchange. New site sought.

MKE Awarded 2021 International Airport Service Quality Awards
Press Release

MKE Awarded 2021 International Airport Service Quality Awards

Mitchell Airport recognized as one of world’s best airports for customer experience

Fly Spirit Nonstop from MKE to Myrtle Beach this Summer
Airport Offers Handy Coat Check Service

Airport Offers Handy Coat Check Service

Don't worry about having to carry your winter coat around Miami.

Milwaukee Airport Rolls Out Program for Unseen Disabilities

Milwaukee Airport Rolls Out Program for Unseen Disabilities

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport providing lanyards to identify people that may need assistance.

Study Says 1 Million Tons of Salt Enter Lake Michigan Annually

Study Says 1 Million Tons of Salt Enter Lake Michigan Annually

Salinity levels not "catastrophic." State, local governments cutting down on winter salting.

MKE Makes Travel Easier for Individuals with Disabilities
Press Release

MKE Makes Travel Easier for Individuals with Disabilities

First airport in Wisconsin to launch Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program

MKE County: How Did County Finance $1.2 Billon Annual Budget?
MKE County

How Did County Finance $1.2 Billon Annual Budget?

The money comes from many sources, with only 25% coming from the property tax.

Spirit Airlines Launches Four New Nonstop Destinations at MKE
Big Hike in Holiday Air Travel Expected

Big Hike in Holiday Air Travel Expected

Up 50% at Mitchell. Will vaccine requirements for workers lead to delays?

Transportation: FlixBus Buys Greyhound
Transportation

FlixBus Buys Greyhound

German startup now among the biggest bus companies in US, with trips from Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Redevelopment Plans Dropped For Downtown Post Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redevelopment Plans Dropped For Downtown Post Office

R2 sells the building to post office real estate investment trust.

Contour Airlines takes off from MKE to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh
Murphy’s Law: How Tax-Exempt Property Hurts The City
Murphy’s Law

How Tax-Exempt Property Hurts The City

Your tax bill would be lower -- much lower -- without all those tax exemptions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact

Visit Milwaukee estimates direct and indirect spending during team's playoff run.

Sun Country Airlines Takes Off from Milwaukee to Vegas, Minneapolis
Press Release

Sun Country Airlines Takes Off from Milwaukee to Vegas, Minneapolis

Airline positioned for further MKE growth later this year

Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Recycling Runway Concrete

Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Recycling Runway Concrete

The airport is currently in the middle of a $10.6 million runway resurfacing project.

Transportation: Fourth New Airline Adds Service to Milwaukee
Transportation

Fourth New Airline Adds Service to Milwaukee

Contour Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

MKE County: County May Sue Airport Concessionaire
MKE County

County May Sue Airport Concessionaire

HMSHost runs five restaurants at airport and owes more than $2 million in rent.

Transportation: Spirit Airlines Adds More Flights, Destinations From Milwaukee
Transportation

Spirit Airlines Adds More Flights, Destinations From Milwaukee

Ultra-low-cost carrier will offer nonstop service to eight destinations by end of year.

Spirit Airlines Nearly Triples Milwaukee Service in Celebration of First Flights Taking to the Sky
Press Release

Spirit Airlines Nearly Triples Milwaukee Service in Celebration of First Flights Taking to the Sky

Spirit to give MKE More Go with New Routes to Cancun, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Phoenix and Tampa in addition to previously announced routes to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando

Now Serving: Kegel’s Will Run Lakefront Beer Garden
Now Serving

Kegel’s Will Run Lakefront Beer Garden

Plus: New Mediterranean restaurant opening. And Pete's Pops comes to Public Market.

MKE County: County On Track for Emissions Goals
MKE County

County On Track for Emissions Goals

Surprising progress in goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Transportation: Mitchell Airport Traffic Rebounds Dramatically
Transportation

Mitchell Airport Traffic Rebounds Dramatically

Passenger traffic up 1,368% in April compared to the same month last year.

Amtrak Hiawatha and I-41 buses return to full schedule May 23
Press Release

Amtrak Hiawatha and I-41 buses return to full schedule May 23

Reservations open for Milwaukee-Chicago trains and Green Bay, Fox Cities buses

Transportation: Southwest Adding Flights From Milwaukee
Transportation

Southwest Adding Flights From Milwaukee

A new non-stop flight to Miami and expanded service to other Florida cities.

Transportation: Third New Airline Coming To Airport
Transportation

Third New Airline Coming To Airport

Sun Country Airlines to offer nonstop service from Mitchell Airport to Cancun, four other destinations.

Transportation: JetBlue Will Start Flying From Milwaukee in 2022
Transportation

JetBlue Will Start Flying From Milwaukee in 2022

Low-cost carrier will offer nonstop service to Boston and New York City.

Southwest Airlines Adds Nonstop Flights from MKE to Destin, Florida
Press Release

Southwest Airlines Adds Nonstop Flights from MKE to Destin, Florida

Also extends existing nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota/Bradenton

United Adds Nonstop Service to Five Great Summer Destinations
Press Release

United Adds Nonstop Service to Five Great Summer Destinations

First-ever nonstop service from MKE to vacation destinations on the south, east coasts

Taverns: New Bar and Grill Opening Near Airport
Taverns

New Bar and Grill Opening Near Airport

In Plane View will offer views of the airport, rotating beers and bar-food staples.

City’s Largest Solar Installation Is Live

City’s Largest Solar Installation Is Live

More than 7,000 solar panels produce enough energy to power 500 homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves 122-Room Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves 122-Room Hotel

Woodspring Suites' extended-stay hotel planned for far northwest edge of city.

Book Excerpt: The Early Germans From Cologne
Book Excerpt

The Early Germans From Cologne

And their Milwaukee settlement. Excerpt from a new book, ‘Germans in Milwaukee: A Neighborhood History.’

Spirit Airlines Coming to Mitchell Airport

Spirit Airlines Coming to Mitchell Airport

Carrier will run three non-stop flights: to LA, Las Vegas and Orlando.

Eyes on Milwaukee: WallyPark’s Closing Is County’s Gain
Eyes on Milwaukee

WallyPark’s Closing Is County’s Gain

Private airport parking purveyor goes under, should increase Mitchell airport's revenue.

“Trunk to Terminal” Service Now Available at SuperSaver Parking
Eyes on Milwaukee: The Downtown Tower That Isn’t
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Downtown Tower That Isn’t

Renderings show potential of East Town site, but no plan to move project forward.

MKE Announces Campaign to End Human Trafficking
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MKE Announces Campaign to End Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

United Airlines Extends Nonstop Schedule to Two Florida Destinations
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United Airlines Extends Nonstop Schedule to Two Florida Destinations

New Service from Milwaukee to Tampa and Fort Myers extended through April 12, 2021

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

As state suffers deadliest week yet, President downplays pandemic at campaign rally.

MKE County: Crowley Budget Advances Equity Goals
MKE County

Crowley Budget Advances Equity Goals

$1.2 billion budget down slightly, with less for capital spending, parks and Sheriff's office.

Airport Finances Under Pressure

Airport Finances Under Pressure

Mitchell International having trouble collecting payments from concessionaires.

Air Traffic Returning to Milwaukee

Air Traffic Returning to Milwaukee

After falling off a cliff in April, airport traffic starts to rebound. Private charter plane trips up 16%.

Op Ed: Looking for Black Artists? We Are Here
Op Ed

Looking for Black Artists? We Are Here

Milwaukee’s African American artists are many and varied.

Airport Revamps Flight Museum, USO Center

Airport Revamps Flight Museum, USO Center

New gallery has exhibit on a local Tuskegee Airman.

MKE County: Groups Want 25% Cut in Sheriff’s Budget
MKE County

Groups Want 25% Cut in Sheriff’s Budget

Activist groups push for defunding. Sheriff Lucas submitted budget with only a 1.4% cut.

Urban Ideas: Should Bus Riders Skip Airport Security Line?
Urban Ideas

Should Bus Riders Skip Airport Security Line?

They do at Boston's airport. Why not at Milwaukee's?

Mitchell Airport Traffic Up 7% in 2018

Mitchell Airport Traffic Up 7% in 2018

First quarter increase driven by expanded service to Houston, Seattle, Salt Lake City.

Photo Gallery: Retro Fashion Show A Winner
Photo Gallery

Retro Fashion Show A Winner

Designers from many cities. Funds raised for program honoring veterans.

Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International Airport

A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: My 5 Milwaukee Valentines
Eyes on Milwaukee

My 5 Milwaukee Valentines

From rising stars to an angry sheriff, the Milwaukeeans who most deserve some love.

Retro Fashion Gala Event, “A Retro Affair” Fashion Show, Coming to Milwaukee in March
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Retro Fashion Gala Event, “A Retro Affair” Fashion Show, Coming to Milwaukee in March

Models from around the Midwest will show retro fashion from across the globe; event benefits the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

Bader Philanthropies hires general contractor for global headquarters
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Bader Philanthropies hires general contractor for global headquarters

Bader Philanthropies hires one of Milwaukee fastest-growing, minority-owned companies as general contractor for global headquarters.

SSP America Opens Local Favorite Valentine Coffee at MKE
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SSP America Opens Local Favorite Valentine Coffee at MKE

Small batch artisan roaster brings top-tier coffee to Airport

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Most Schizophrenic Developer?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Most Schizophrenic Developer?

Joshua Jeffers is spending millions to redevelop the Mackie Building and famed Grain Exchange.

City Streets: The Barons of Bay View
City Streets

The Barons of Bay View

Wealthy businessmen Stephen Clement and Eber Ward founded Bay View, named many streets.

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected  MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
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Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Of the 11 Commissioners that run MMSD, seven are appointed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and subject to Common Council confirmation.

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

The project will not disrupt air or vehicle traffic at the airport.

Frozen Custard Capital of the World

Frozen Custard Capital of the World

Why is Milwaukee the leading city for this uniquely rich treat? Excerpt from new book.

Now Serving: Downtown Gets Two New Bars
Now Serving

Downtown Gets Two New Bars

New sports bar, new cocktail bar. And Valentine takes over airport coffee houses.

Milwaukee Continues to Glow Green for Milwaukee Irish Fest
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Milwaukee Continues to Glow Green for Milwaukee Irish Fest

Local Landmarks Help Celebrate the World’s Largest Irish Festival

County Increasing Fees to Rideshare and Taxicab Drivers
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County Increasing Fees to Rideshare and Taxicab Drivers

Board pushes high annual fees for Uber and Lyft

Now Serving: New Seafood Restaurant for Downtown
Now Serving

New Seafood Restaurant for Downtown

Plus: new pizza place in Walker's Point, new coffeehouse in Bay View.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2016 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects from every corner of the city.

Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport

A $2.2 million project will rehabilitate 30-year-old pavement along the 5,535-foot Runway 13/31.

Milwaukee County hires new airport director from private sector
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Milwaukee County hires new airport director from private sector

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
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Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Hermes, principal of John Hermes Consulting, started on the MMSD Commission in 2006.

Mitchell International offers free parking to promote holiday shopping inside terminal
County Board’s Finance Committee Approves Mayo Amendments
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County Board’s Finance Committee Approves Mayo Amendments

Measures Include Request for 0.5 Percent Transit Sales Tax, 80X Bus Route Expansion

How former Mitchell airport director Slaybaugh went from thrilled to frustrated
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How former Mitchell airport director Slaybaugh went from thrilled to frustrated

Dayton airport director has tough words about short time in Milwaukee
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Dayton airport director has tough words about short time in Milwaukee

Proposal to Lift Taxicab Permit Caps Approved by Committee
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Proposal to Lift Taxicab Permit Caps Approved by Committee

Free Market Competition in Taxi Industry On Its Way to GMIA

Yes, We Have an International Airport

Yes, We Have an International Airport

Few people know it, but Mitchell offers direct flights to Toronto, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and four Mexican destinations.

Supervisor Weishan Says Lifting Taxicab Cap is Good For Free Market
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Supervisor Weishan Says Lifting Taxicab Cap is Good For Free Market

Says Lifting Current Cap on Licenses to Airport Good for Competition, Free Enterprise

Packing House Owner Announces Run for Milwaukee Alderman 13th District
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Packing House Owner Announces Run for Milwaukee Alderman 13th District

The second-generation owner of Milwaukee’s famous The Packing House Restaurant has announced his candidacy to run for alderman in the Milwaukee district that is home to the popular restaurant.

County Executive Abele Announces New Airport Director for MKE
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County Executive Abele Announces New Airport Director for MKE

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce Terry Slaybaugh as the new airport director for Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Supervisor Weishan Says Transit Committee Took Correct Action on Taxis
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Supervisor Weishan Says Transit Committee Took Correct Action on Taxis

Says Approval of 10 New Airport Taxi Permits Benefits Riders, Free Market

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes

Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.

The Gateway to Milwaukee’s Position on the Milwaukee Streetcar
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The Gateway to Milwaukee’s Position on the Milwaukee Streetcar

The following statement was sent to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Terry Witkowski on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Airport Gateway Business Association on January 20, 2015.

Murphy’s Law: Does Milwaukee Need an Aerotropolis?
Murphy’s Law

Does Milwaukee Need an Aerotropolis?

Many cities have embraced concept of airport centered growth. Is Milwaukee falling behind?

Milwaukee’s “Stay, Park, Play” Campaign Receives 2nd Year Tourism Grant
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Milwaukee’s “Stay, Park, Play” Campaign Receives 2nd Year Tourism Grant

Deputy Secretary presents $39,550 check to local tourism officials

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $1,235,530 project to rehabilitate airfield pavements and make safety improvements at General Mitchell International Airport.

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $290,000 project to install new perimeter fencing at General Mitchell International Airport.

Supervisor Haas Congratulates “ACE” Program Interns
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Supervisor Haas Congratulates “ACE” Program Interns

Students Participating in work at Mitchell International Airport

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.

Thousands of Teens Lose Drivers Licenses

Thousands of Teens Lose Drivers Licenses

Many suspended for unpaid fines, minorities are hardest hit.

Governor Walker approves safety improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport
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Governor Walker approves safety improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Walker approves safety improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Proposes First Steps to New Solar Power Project
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Proposes First Steps to New Solar Power Project

Creating Renewable Energy, Saving on Energy Costs, and Creating “Green” Jobs for Milwaukee County

Aerotropolis Milwaukee Communities to Sign Cooperative Agreement
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Aerotropolis Milwaukee Communities to Sign Cooperative Agreement

Statement from the Gateway of Milwaukee

County Board Will Continue With Scheduled Meetings Following Courthouse Fire
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County Board Will Continue With Scheduled Meetings Following Courthouse Fire

Public invited to meetings that will take place in alternate locations

Lake Parkway Extension Added to Regional Transportation Plan
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Lake Parkway Extension Added to Regional Transportation Plan

Extension will provide infrastructure for economic growth

Mitchell Airport Fares Among Lowest in the Nation
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Mitchell Airport Fares Among Lowest in the Nation

MKE Airfares Among Lowest in the Nation

Milwaukee to Host 2013 and 2014 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
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Milwaukee to Host 2013 and 2014 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships

The nation's top amateur triathletes will compete in Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 23, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 23, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Gateways: The Airport Story
Gateways

The Airport Story

How Milwaukee welcomes -- and doesn’t welcome -- visitors to the city. Part I of four-part series.

Introducing the Bayshore – Airport Express Bus Service

Introducing the Bayshore – Airport Express Bus Service

Due in large part to a reduction in state aid starting in 2012, the Milwaukee County Transit System had planned for a massive reduction in service. Thanks to some last minute creative planning by those at MCTS, the vast majority of those cuts are on track to be avoided thanks to the use of CMAQ funds. The CMAQ funds, allocated out of a competitive bidding process, will provide funding to institute "express service" for two years along a number of key corridors which will replace segments of a number of routes. A public meeting, hosted by Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic, Jason Haas, and Patricia Jursik, on the proposed Bayshore - Airport Express service was recently held to present the service to the community and answer any questions on the upcoming questions.

Building an Aerotropolis in Milwaukee

Building an Aerotropolis in Milwaukee

What would an aerotropolis bring to Milwaukee? What does Milwaukee need to do to get there? Better yet, what is an aerotropolis? I recently completed reading Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next by Greg Lindsay and John Kasarda, and couldn't help but continually think about how the idea of an aerotropolis fits with Milwaukee.

The Future of Milwaukee’s Airport

The Future of Milwaukee’s Airport

For General Mitchell International Airport and the citizens of the Milwaukee-area, 2009 will certainly be a year to remember.

It’s the End of Midwest Airlines as We Know It

It’s the End of Midwest Airlines as We Know It

It has been fun, it has been a great flight, but this is the end of Midwest Airlines as we know it. The Republic Airways' buyout of Midwest Airlines certainly will accelerate their slow transition from a luxury first class airline, to an inexpensive low cost carrier. Sure, the name might stick around for awhile, but for starters our hometown, local airline, isn't local anymore.

An Insider Perspective On What’s Wrong In The Airline Industry

An Insider Perspective On What’s Wrong In The Airline Industry

So how did the airline industry end up stuck with a massive number of old, less efficient planes flying regular service? According to an anonymous insider, it all goes back to the dot com boom (and bust).

More on Skybus

More on Skybus

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a good article on how the economics of Skybus play out.  If you were intrigued by my previous report, I suggest you give the JS article a read.

Say Hello To Skybus

Say Hello To Skybus

Discount airline Skybus entered the Milwaukee market on Wednesday.  The airline offers $10 flights to Columbus, Ohio once a day and from there to a lot of other destinations (again starting at $10). The ticket prices work on a sliding scale where the first few tickets are sold for $10 and eventually sliding up to higher prices. The system might seem vaguely familiar to you because the upstart bus company Megabus uses the same system with rides starting at $1 dollar.

Guide To Milwaukee Transit Dining

Guide To Milwaukee Transit Dining

Milwaukee Intermodal Station Originally uploaded by compujeramey OnMilwaukee.com has published a guide to eating at General Mitchell International Airport, the newly redesigned Milwaukee Intermodal Station, or at the Badger Bus Depot. If you have a minute to kill read it. If you don’t, you’re not missing anything.

The Roundup: Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse
The Roundup

Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse

Milwaukee has not been the home of many of Wisconsin’s governors.

The Roundup: Lame Duck Ruffles Feathers
The Roundup

Lame Duck Ruffles Feathers

Breier stuck on thorny hotel plan.

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