Midwest Airlines retires its last 717, becomes a brand

Midwest Airlines (subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings) (Milwaukee) retired its last Boeing 717 operated by Midwest Airlines crews on November 2, ending 25 years as an airline. The airline surrendered its AOC the following day. It now becomes a marketing brand (now a virtual airline). Other airlines in the Republic Airways Holdings family will operate under the Midwest brand from Milwaukee.

News link including a video of the last 717 flight:


Midwest will add two new routes from MKE. MKE-Raleigh/Durham service will be added on April 1, 2010 (operated by Republic Airlines Embraer ERJ 170s) and MKE-San Francisco on April 19, 2010 (operated by Frontier Airbus A319s).

Press release:


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