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General Mitchell International Airport
General Mitchell International Airport
(IATA: MKE, ICAO: KMKE, FAA LID: MKE) is a civil-military airport five miles (8 km) south of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.[2] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a medium-hub primary commercial service facility.[3] It is named after United States Army Air Service
United States Army Air Service
General Billy Mitchell, who was raised in Milwaukee
Milwaukee
and is often regarded as the father of the United States Air Force. Along with being the primary airport for Milwaukee, Mitchell International has sometimes been described as Chicago's third airport, as many travelers in the suburbs north of Chicago use it instead of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.[4] It is also used by travellers throughout Wisconsin
Wisconsin
and Northern Illinois. An Amtrak
Amtrak
railway station opened at the airport in 2005; the station is served by Amtrak's Hiawatha Service
Hiawatha Service
running between Chicago and Milwaukee
Milwaukee
several times daily. Since March 1941, the airport's weather station has been used as the official point for Milwaukee
Milwaukee
weather observations and records by the National Weather Service,[5] whose area office is located in Sullivan.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Awards and recognition 1.2 Expansion

2 Facilities and operations

2.1 Terminal

3 Airlines and destinations

3.1 Passenger 3.2 Cargo

4 Statistics

4.1 Carrier shares 4.2 Top destinations 4.3 Annual traffic

5 Military presence 6 Ground transportation 7 Accidents and incidents 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

History[edit]

Plaque in Concourse E

The original airfield was established in 1920 as Hamilton Airport by local business owner and aviator, Thomas Hamilton. Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County purchased the land on October 19, 1926, for the Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County Airport. The first airport terminal there, the Hirschbuehl Farmhouse, opened in July 1927. That month, Northwest Airlines, Inc., began air service from Milwaukee
Milwaukee
to Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In August 1927, world-renowned aviator Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
visited the Milwaukee airport. Kohler Aviation Corporation began providing passenger service across Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
on August 31, 1929. During the late depression years (from 1938 to July 1940), a new two-story passenger terminal building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration. On March 17, 1941 the airport was renamed General Mitchell Field after Milwaukee's military airpower advocate, Brigadier General William "Billy" Mitchell.[6] On January 4, 1945, Mitchell Field was leased to the War Department for use as a World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Over 3,000 prisoners and 250 enlisted men stayed at the work camp. Escaped German prisoners were often surprised to find a large German American population just beyond the fence.[7] The present terminal opened on July 20, 1955 and was designed by Leigh Fisher and Associates.[8] It was renovated and expanded in 1985, designed by Miller, Meier, Kenyon, Cooper Architects and Planners Inc.[9] The "hammerhead" section of the D concourse was added in 1990. On June 19, 1986 the Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County
Board of Supervisors renamed the airport General Mitchell International Airport.[6] The airport was formerly a hub for AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines and Midwest Airlines. On December 28, 2014, the airport became a focus city for Southwest Airlines, after finalizing their merger with AirTran Airways. The airport is owned and operated by Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County, but some Milwaukee
Milwaukee
business leaders and politicians have advocated privatization or leasing it to a third party for financial reasons.[10] Awards and recognition[edit] In October 2008 a Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler
poll ranked Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County's General Mitchell International Airport
General Mitchell International Airport
fourth in the nation using categories of Location and Access, Design, Customs and Baggage, Perceived Safety and Security, as well as Food, Shops and Amenities.[citation needed] Expansion[edit] Mitchell International expanded the runway safety area at the end of the runways after an accident on January 21, 2007, when Northwest Airlines Flight 1726 skidded off the runway following an aborted takeoff. According to the FAA, most airports are encouraged to have a runway safety area no shorter than 1,000 feet (305 m), though many airports do not. Construction of the runway safety areas began at the end of summer 2009 and was completed in fall 2012. There is also a "Master Plan" idea to increase terminal area by stretching the existing terminal (in some cases, to almost double the size) or begin construction of a separate terminal. Nearly all cases would involve major reconstruction on the airport itself, and would have a huge impact on the airport's traffic.[11] These plans were, however, drafted before Mitchell saw a significant reduction in carriers and flights. More recently, in 2012, there have been discussions of closing one concourse as a cost-cutting move.[12] The proposed 2018 Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County
Budget contains initial funding for replacement of the now-closed Concourse E with an International Terminal. It would replace the current International Arrivals Terminal (IAT) which has limited capacity and is not connected to the main terminal building.[13] Facilities and operations[edit] General Mitchell International Airport
General Mitchell International Airport
covers 2,180 acres (880 ha) and has five asphalt and concrete runways ranging from 4,183 to 9,990 ft (1,463 to 3,045 m). A helipad measuring 100 by 100 ft (30 x 30m) is on the south side of the airport property. The 07R/25L runway has an overpass with Howell Avenue (WI-38) running underneath. For the year ending June 30, 2017, the airport had 112,169 aircraft operations, an average of 307 per day: 33% air taxi, 54% commercial airline, 11% general aviation and 2% military. In March 2018, there were 98 aircraft based at this airport: 29 single-engine, 35 multi-engine, 24 jet and 10 various military aircraft.[2] The main building houses the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, a non-profit museum on the concession level, the usual retail outlets, including a small food court and a branch of Renaissance Books
Renaissance Books
which is believed to be the world's first used book store in an airport.[14] An observation lot along the northern edge of the airport is open to the public and tower communications are rebroadcast using a low-power FM transmitter for visitors to tune in on their car radios. There is also a new lot on 6th Street, with a Wisconsin
Wisconsin
historical marker giving the airport's history.[15] In 2008, airport security jokingly designated an area in Concourse C following security checkpoint the "Recombobulation Area".[16] Terminal[edit] General Mitchell International Airport
General Mitchell International Airport
has 48 gates and 40 jetbridges on three concourses in one terminal. All international arrivals lacking border preclearance must pass through the International Arrivals Building. In April 2017, all airlines housed in Concourse E began moving to Concourse C. This will allow the airport to remodel the concourse and move International Arrivals processing into the terminal. Following redevelopment of Concourse E, the current International Arrivals Building just north of the main terminals will close.[17] Airlines and destinations[edit] Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Refs

Air Canada
Canada
Express Toronto–Pearson [18]

Alaska Airlines Seattle/Tacoma Seasonal: Portland (OR) [19]

Allegiant Air Fort Lauderdale, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Punta Gorda (FL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater [20]

American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor [21]

American Eagle Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia [21]

Apple Vacations Seasonal: Cancún, Cozumel, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Montego Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana [22]

Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma Seasonal: Cancún [23]

Delta Connection Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–LaGuardia, Salt Lake City, Orlando [23]

Frontier Airlines Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando Seasonal: Austin (begins April 9, 2018),[24] Fort Myers, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Raleigh/Durham (begins April 8, 2018),[24] Tampa [25]

OneJet Columbus–Glenn, Omaha (ends April 12, 2018),[26] Pittsburgh [22]

Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Hobby, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York–LaGuardia, Orlando, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington–National Seasonal: Fort Myers, San Diego, San Francisco [27]

United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Newark [28]

United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland (ends June 7, 2018),[29] Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark [28]

Volaris Guadalajara [30]

Domestic Destinations map

Milwaukee

Seattle

Portland

Phoenix–Sky Harbor

Phoenix/Mesa

Charlotte

Miami

Boston

New York–LaGuardia

Dallas/Fort Worth

Chicago–O'Hare

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Francisco

St Louis

Philadelphia

Washington–National

Atlanta

Nashville

Kansas City

Detroit

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Fort Lauderdale

Orlando/Sanford

Orlando

Tampa

Fort Myers

Pittsburgh

Baltimore

Denver

Las Vegas

Newark

Salt Lake City

Houston–Intercontinental

Houston–Hobby

St. Petersburg/Clearwater

Punta Gorda

Columbus

Omaha

Raleigh/Durham

Austin

All domestic destinations from General Mitchell (MKE). (Blue) = Future Destination (Green) = Seasonal Destination

International Destinations map

Milwaukee

Cancún

Cozumel

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

Montego Bay

Puerto Vallarta

Punta Cana

Guadalajara

Toronto–Pearson

International destinations from MKE (Green) = Seasonal Destination

Cargo[edit]

Cargo Ramp – Mitchell International Airport

A FedEx MD-10 landing at MKE

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Airlines Destinations

AirNet Systems Chicago–Midway, Green Bay, St. Paul–Downtown

Berry Aviation Chicago–Executive

DHL Aviation Cincinnati, Winnipeg

FedEx Express Appleton, Indianapolis, Chicago O’Hare, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul

FedEx Feeder Escanaba, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Marquette, Rhinelander

Flight Line Chicago–Midway

Freight Runners Express Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, Middleton, Mineral Point, Mosinee, Oshkosh, Peoria, Rhinelander, Rochester (MN), West Chicago, Wisconsin Dells

Martinaire Iron Mountain, Ironwood

Pro Aire Cargo Rhinelander

Royal Air Freight Pontiac

UPS Airlines Louisville Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Statistics[edit] U.S. Department of Transportation data for 2nd Quarter 2010 showed that the average airfare out of Milwaukee
Milwaukee
dropped lower than the average at 93 other U.S. airports. Mitchell's average fare was $93 less than O'Hare's, $78 less than the nation's average and $10 less than Midway's. Out of the nation's top 100 airports, Mitchell was one of only three at which average 2nd Quarter airfares were lower in 2010 than in 2009. The airport is owned and operated by Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County. Mitchell's 10 airlines offer over 200 daily departures. Over 30 airports are served nonstop or direct from Mitchell International. It is the largest airport in Wisconsin. The airport terminal is open 24 hours a day.[31] As a result of added flights from Allegiant, Delta, Frontier and Volaris, air passenger traffic increased in 2017 by over 2% compared to 2016.[32] Carrier shares[edit]

Carrier shares: (Jan 2017 – Dec 2017)[33]

Carrier Passengers (arriving and departing)

Southwest

2,899,000(43.61%)

Delta

1,285,000(19.33%)

SkyWest

512,000(7.70%)

Frontier

451,000(6.79%)

American

425,000(6.39%)

Other

1,075,000(16.18%)

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from MKE (Jan 2017 – Dec 2017)[33]

Rank Airport Passengers Carriers

1 Atlanta, Georgia 424,760 Delta, Frontier, Southwest

2 Denver, Colorado 283,840 Frontier, Southwest, United

3 Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota 251,950 Delta, Southwest

4 Orlando, Florida 215,650 Delta, Frontier, Southwest

5 Phoenix, Arizona 211,880 American, Frontier, Southwest

6 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 203,410 American, United

7 Las Vegas, Nevada 194,850 Frontier, Southwest

8 New York–La Guardia, New York 169,720 Delta, Southwest

9 Detroit, Michigan 169,240 Delta

10 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 145,640 American, Frontier

Busiest International Routes to and from MKE (2016)[citation needed]

Rank Airport Passengers Carriers

1 Cancún 43,723 Delta, Southwest

2 Toronto–Pearson 35,026 Air Canada

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned) at MKE, 1944 through 2017[34]

Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers

1960 752,079 1980 3,295,509 2000 6,076,628

1961 683,503 1981 3,117,883 2001 5,600,060

1962 723,725 1982 3,285,884 2002 5,589,127

1963 777,382 1983 2,923,641 2003 6,142,124

1944 37,442 1964 847,958 1984 2,573,239 2004 6,661,105

1945 105,058 1965 966,070 1985 3,062,954 2005 7,268,000

1946 171,672 1966 1,079,484 1986 3,384,664 2006 7,299,294

1947 187,672 1967 1,378,394 1987 3,570,340 2007 7,712,535

1948 190,371 1968 1,622,532 1988 4,029,746 2008 7,956,968

1949 225,312 1969 1,711,777 1989 4,308,295 2009 7,935,124

1950 235,069 1970 1,766,802 1990 4,488,304 2010 9,848,377

1951 279,226 1971 1,947,442 1991 4,114,051 2011 9,522,456

1952 322,180 1972 1,917,252 1992 4,422,089 2012 7,515,070

1953 389,397 1973 2,041,454 1993 4,521,872 2013 6,525,181

1954 458,816 1974 2,143,071 1994 5,179,872 2014 6,554,152

1955 521,727 1975 2,241,745 1995 5,221,705 2015 6,549,353

1956 580,657 1976 2,556,720 1996 5,452,645 2016 6,757,357

1957 673,927 1977 2,803,138 1997 5,598,971 2017 6,922,130

1958 683,803 1978 2,991,750 1998 5,535,921

1959 748,010 1979 3,460,441 1999 5,825,670

Military presence[edit] The airport also hosts the General Mitchell Air National Guard
Air National Guard
Base on the eastern area of the airport property, home to the 128th Air Refueling Wing (128 ARW), an Air Mobility Command
Air Mobility Command
(AMC)-gained unit of the Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Air National Guard
Air National Guard
flying the KC-135R Stratotanker. The wing performs both Federal and State missions and consists of approximately 1000 Air National Guard
Air National Guard
personnel, both full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Air Reserve Technicians (ART), as well as traditional part-time guardsmen, available for worldwide deployment in support of Air Mobility Command
Air Mobility Command
and combatant commander tasking. The wing also maintains a KC-135 flight simulator, providing training proficiency for its own crews, as well as other KC-135 flight crews in other air refueling wings and air mobility wings in the Regular U.S. Air Force, the Air Force Reserve Command
Air Force Reserve Command
and the Air National Guard. Prior to 2007, a second military installation on the southwestern portion of the airport property was known as "General Mitchell Air Reserve Station" and was home to the 440th Airlift Wing
440th Airlift Wing
(440 AW), an Air Mobility Command
Air Mobility Command
(AMC)-gained unit of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) flying the C-130H Hercules. While based at General Mitchell ARS, the 440 AW numbered in excess of 1500 full-time AGR, ART and part-time traditional reservists. Pursuant to 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) action, the 440 AW relocated to Pope AFB, North Carolina, in 2007 and the former AFRC facilities were turned over to the Air National Guard, resulting in the installation's renaming. Ground transportation[edit]

The Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Airport Rail Station provides service to Milwaukee
Milwaukee
as well as Chicago.

Badger Coach has frequent trips between Mitchell Airport, Downtown Milwaukee, Madison, Johnson Creek and Goerkes Corners.[35] Airport Connection has routes from the Airport to the Amtrak
Amtrak
Station, the Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Airport Rail Station (MKA), parking lots, Sheboygan and the Fox Valley Area.[36] Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County
Transit System The Green Line MetroExpress offers service to downtown and north shore suburbs. Regular Route 80 also serves the Airport (from Oak Creek to downtown and north side).[37] Fare card vending machine is located by baggage claim #1 (or pay $2.25 cash fare on board).[38] Amtrak
Amtrak
has a station 3/4 of a mile from the airport and uses the Hiawatha Service.[39] Free shuttle buses go between the train station and the baggage claim. Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Coach Lines, as Airport Express, operates frequently to O'Hare Airport (ORD) in Chicago and from Waukesha, Milwaukee
Milwaukee
(Downtown and the Amtrak/Greyhound Station), Racine and Kenosha.[40] Lamers Bus Lines, as Lamers Connect, operates daily service to/from Wausau with stops in Milwaukee
Milwaukee
(Downtown Amtrak/Greyhound Station), Fond du Lac, Oshkosh (including a University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh stop), Appleton, Waupaca and Stevens Point (including a University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point stop).[41]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On December 17, 1954, a Miller Brewing Company
Miller Brewing Company
plane, a converted twin-engine Lockheed Ventura
Lockheed Ventura
bound for Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on a Friday evening, had trouble with both engines and crashed shortly after takeoff from Mitchell Field.[42][43] All four on board were killed, which included company president Fred Miller and his oldest son, 20-year-old Fred, Jr.,[44] and the two company pilots, brothers Joseph and Paul Laird.[45][46] On August 4, 1968, a Convair CV-580, flying as North Central Airlines flight 261, collided in mid-air with a privately owned Cessna 150. The Cessna cabin remained attached to the Convair's forward baggage compartment. The Convair made a safe emergency landing at Milwaukee. The three Cessna occupants were killed. The Cessna was on a VFR flight from Lombard, Illinois
Illinois
to Sheboygan County Memorial Airport
Sheboygan County Memorial Airport
in Sheboygan Falls. It was determined that the inability of the Convair 580 flight crew to detect the Cessna 150
Cessna 150
visually in sufficient time to take evasive action, despite having been provided with three radar traffic advisories, caused the crash. Visual detection capabilities were reduced by the heavy accumulation of insect smears on the windows of the Convair. Visibility was further reduced by haze, smoke and sunglare, and by the inconspicuous colour and lack of relative motion of the Cessna. On January 29, 1969, a Boeing KC-97, operated by the Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Air National Guard, crashed just short of the runway on final approach. The weather was foggy with a visibility of a half mile. Four of the eleven people on board were killed and the plane was damaged beyond repair.[47] On January 22, 1971, Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Flight 433 was hijacked after taking off from Milwaukee
Milwaukee
to Detroit, Michigan. The hijacker demanded to be taken to Algeria, but landed in Cuba.[48] On September 6, 1985, Midwest Express Flight 105, Midwest's first and only fatal accident, crashed upon takeoff from Milwaukee. One of the airline's Douglas DC-9s crashed while taking off, bound for Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. According to NTSB
NTSB
reports, the crash was caused by improper pilot reaction when the plane's right engine failed due to stress corrosion cracking. The improper flight control inputs caused an uncommanded roll and accelerated stall. The 31 people on board died.[49] On December 10, 1993, a Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Air National Guard
Air National Guard
KC-135 blew up on the ground. Six maintenance personnel died. On August 31, 2005, a Midwest Airlines
Midwest Airlines
Boeing 717
Boeing 717
bumped a weed spraying truck and damaged the plane's left wing. No one was hurt in the incident. On January 21, 2007, a Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
DC-9, Northwest Airlines Flight 1726 skidded 400 feet (120 m) off the end of a snowy runway at Milwaukee
Milwaukee
International Airport. The accident was due to an explosion in one of the engines, forcing the pilot to abort takeoff. The aircraft was headed for Detroit
Detroit
Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and was to continue on to Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Amongst the 104 people aboard, only one back injury was reported.[50][51] On January 23, 2007, two Freight Runners Express
Freight Runners Express
cargo planes collided and burned on a taxiway. Both pilots were able to escape without injury. The planes were a Cessna 402
Cessna 402
and a Beech 99.[52] An NTSB investigation determined both pilots and air traffic control were at fault for the accident. On June 4, 2007, a Cessna Citation II crashed after reporting a runaway trim tab. The pilot issued a distress signal within five minutes after taking off. The plane then crashed into Lake Michigan two miles (3 km) off shore. The plane was carrying an organ transplant team from the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
back to Willow Run Airport. There was a crew of two and four passengers aboard. All six died. On November 13, 2007, a Midwest Connect
Midwest Connect
flight from Milwaukee
Milwaukee
bound for Dayton was in a near-miss situation with a United Express
United Express
jet heading to Chicago O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport
from Greensboro while flying over northern Indiana. Air traffic controllers with Chicago Center directed the Midwest Connect
Midwest Connect
flight to begin its descent while traveling head-on towards the United Express
United Express
CRJ a few thousand feet below. The planes came as close as 1.3 miles (2.1 km) apart horizontally and 600 feet (183 m) vertically.[53] The Midwest Connect Dornier 328JET was just above the United Express
United Express
aircraft and descending while they were closing in on each other. An audible TCAS alarm in the Midwest Connect
Midwest Connect
cockpit alerted the pilots of the proximity, allowing them to pull up in time. On April 22, 2008, a Chautauqua Airlines
Chautauqua Airlines
flight from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Milwaukee
experienced engine failure and landed safely at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Of the 32 passengers on board, none were injured. On September 12, 2008, at 7:13 PM, a Cirrus SR22
Cirrus SR22
heading from Milwaukee
Milwaukee
bound for Lakeland Airport
Lakeland Airport
in Vilas County
Vilas County
crashed half of a mile southwest of the airport. All three people on board died.

References[edit]  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency
Air Force Historical Research Agency
website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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Further reading[edit]

Tascher, Joe. "Can't find a nonstop flight from Mitchell International? Check again." Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel. July 16, 2013.

External links[edit]

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Wisconsin
portal Aviation portal

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

By ICAO code

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

By location

Africa Antarctica Asia Europe North America

Caribbean

Oceania South America By country

Busiest airports

overall busiest air traffic passengers international passengers cargo

Other lists

Airline destinations Defunct international airports Eponyms of airports Mili

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