|Contacts:||Amie M. Downs, County|
| ||Lindsey Carpenter|
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that Frontier Airlines will resume Pittsburgh to Milwaukee service with two flights a day beginning Thursday, May 17, 2012. The news came as the Executive, the Airport Authority and business leaders work cooperatively to provide more direct flights for the region’s businesses and residents.
“Increasing the direct flights for our region is a priority of my administration,” said Fitzgerald. “These new flights from Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport will enhance nonstop service at the Pittsburgh International Airport. This is an important destination for business and we are thrilled with Frontier Airlines’ decision.”
Frontier Airlines had ended its direct service to Milwaukee last January, leaving the region without any direct service to the Wisconsin market. The news was well-received in the region because it means increased access for business and leisure travelers.
“Frontier Airlines is pleased to bring Pittsburgh travelers their only nonstop access to Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport,” Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial. “Customers will enjoy Frontier’s low fares in Milwaukee and on connections to destinations across the United States and Mexico.”
Flights can be booked today at Frontier’s website: http://www.frontierairlines.com/. The flight schedule for Pittsburgh (PIT) – Milwaukee (MKE) is:
- First travel date 5/17/12
- Depart PIT 07:29 – Arrive MKE 08:05
- Depart PIT 13:19 – Arrive MKE 13:55
- Depart MKE 10:25 – Arrive PIT 12:53
- Depart MKE 18:50 – Arrive MKE 21:18
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