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Midwest Airlines

Airline Code:



Milwaukee, WI

Mailing Address:

6744 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154-1402


The origins of Midwest Airlines lie within the corporate travel department of Wisconsin based Kimberly-Clark, which as early as 1948 began providing corporate air transportation for executives traveling between headquarters and the company’s numerous mills. This experience in operating an in-house corporate air shuttle, lead to the formation of K C Aviation in 1969 which provided specialized and customized corporate travel and aviation solutions. With the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978, it was decided to turn K C Aviation into a commercial carrier and the reborn airline emerged as Midwest Express Airlines in June of 1984. Executing a plan of moderate growth, the new airline went public in 1995 while also opening new bases in Omaha and then Kansas City in the 1990s. In 2003 the carrier simplified its name to Midwest Airlines.

Major Hubs:

Milwaukee, Kansas City

International Network Strengths:

No International service.

Domestic Network Strengths:

service from both hubs to major cities on the East Coast, West Coast as well as Florida.

Plane Types:

Mainline Boeing 717 MD-80

Regional Bombardier CRJ-200 328 JET Beechcraft 1900 D


Best Care Club. 1 location in Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport

Web site:

Useful phone numbers:

Headquarters: 414-570-4000
Reservations: 800-452-2022
Hearing Impaired: 800-8720-3608
Best Care Club: 877-203-9857
Midwest Miles: 800-314-7125
Customer Relations: 800-452-2022

Frequent Flyer Program:

Midwest Miles Airline Partners: NWA & KLM

Earning Currency:

Miles. Earn one mile for every flown mile. Also accumulate miles through numerous Midwest Miles partnerships

Popular Redemption Award Levels:

Economy Class
15,000 Miles Free US domestic one-way
25,000 Miles Free US domestic round-trip

Elite levels:

Executive Program 20,000 flown miles in calendar year (or 25 segments)

Mileage Expiration Policy:

Midwest Miles don’t expire as long as account has activity at least once every 36 months.

Co-Branded Credit Card:

Midwest Airlines World MasterCard, Consumer and Small Business Cards issued by Juniper.

What’s new?

Signature Service provides Midwest’s original exceptional in-flight comforts (except you now have to pay for your meal) and new Saver Service to leisure destinations offers more conventional, low frills in-flight experience.

Each month the airline hosts a Midwest Miles auction for its frequent flyers, allowing members to bid on a wide variety of unique redemption options.

Who Knew?

Midwest’s Premier Pet Program provides specialized service options when you travel with Fido. You can even redeem miles for your pet or let them earn their own after 3 paid trips!

DigEplayers with movies, music and more are available to rent for $10 per flight.