Midwest Express delays its return to the first quarter 2020

Midwest Express (2nd) was hoping to get airborne before the end of 2019. The return of the brand has been delayed to the end of the first quarter 2020.

The new airline will announce further flight details in 2020.

Previously in August the new entity announced its first three destination from its Milwaukee base: Cincinnati, Grand Rapids and Omaha.

Flights will be operated by Elite Airways. The first Bombardier CRJ200 (N96EA)  was 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.