The new Midwest Express announces its first destinations

Above: Original livery concept.

Midwest Express Airlines (2nd) has announced its first three destination from its Milwaukee base: Cincinnati, Grand Rapids and Omaha.

No start-up date was mentioned.

Flights will be operated by Elite Airways. The first CRJ200 (N96EA) has been painted (below).

Photo: Midwest Express.

Elite Airways will provide the initial aircraft, flight crews and maintenance service for Midwest Express, and Midwest Express will establish its own reservations system, customer service operations and in-flight amenities to support the new flights. All public-facing customer interaction, including the branding on the planes, will be Midwest Express. In addition to providing flight operations, Elite will work in tandem with Midwest to complete regulatory and operational steps for Midwest to obtain its own airline operating certificate.

The new version made this statement:

For over 25 years, Midwest Express Airlines was Milwaukee’s hometown airline and nationally recognized for great service, nonstop routes, and warm chocolate chip cookies.

Unfortunately, the original Midwest Airlines ceased operations in 2010, but today we are excited to announce that a group of passionate supporters are actively working on returning Midwest Express to Milwaukee and the skies above!