AirTran Airways and SkyWest Airlines have formed a new marketing partnership under which SkyWest will operate five 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets between Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and six destinations.
Under the new partnership, SkyWest Airlines will offer new nonstop service from Milwaukee to Akron/Canton, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Nebraska; and will add service frequencies on existing AirTran routes from Milwaukee to Indianapolis, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.; and St. Louis, Missouri.
Meanwhile, AirTran Airways itself is expanding its network and schedule from Milwaukee. On April 6, 2010, AirTran will begin twice-daily service from MKE to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and will increase its daily service frequency from Milwaukee to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to three flights a day.
SkyWest Airlines will launch its first flights carrying the AirTran Airways’ code from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh and St. Louis on December 4. The airline’s new service out of Milwaukee will include:
● Three daily round-trips to Akron/Canton, beginning January 5;
● Three daily round-trips to Des Moines, starting February 11;
● Three daily round-trips to Indianapolis, from January 5;
● Three daily round-trips to Omaha, beginning February 11;
● Three daily round-trips to Pittsburgh, from December 4; and
● Three daily round-trips to St. Louis, starting December 4.
SkyWest Airlines’ regional jet service between Milwaukee and six destinations will be sold in conjunction with AirTran jet service, with revenue shared on a pro-rated basis. SkyWest Airlines will control local availability, authorization levels and use of all seat inventory for the aircraft used by SkyWest. SkyWest Airlines will assume the fuel cost for its routes and will maintain all revenue and pricing responsibility.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.AirTran.com or by calling 1-800-AIR-TRAN.
SkyWest Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., says it is the world’s largest independently owned regional airline.