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).
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Midwest Airlines (subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings) (Milwaukee) will phase out the last Boeing 717 on November 3. This represents the last type flown by the original Midwest pilots. All other Midwest Airlines flying will be conducted by sister airlines Republic Airlines (2nd) and Chautauqua Airlines under the Midwest and Midwest Connect brand. What aircraft will be operated on the Midwest AOC to keep the AOC alive?