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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 8:19 PM
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Originally Posted by iheartthed View Post
I get that, but even 500K would be a lot, right? That's like a third of Milwaukee's MSA.
yeah, it's definitely not an insignificant number of potential customers, but MKE struggles with service, thanks in large part to the presence of ORD and MDW, as mentioned earlier in the thread.

the lack of direct flights and schedule options is a serious problem for MKE in attracting more potential passengers from lake county.

MKE's current passenger service:

united and american only offer service to a handful of their resepctive hubs.

along with the obligatory flights to its hubs, delta offers seasonal service to a couple of vacation destinations like orlando and cancun.

alaska flies to seattle. air canada flies to toronto.

that leaves only LCC's southwest and frontier. frontier used to run a hub operation through MKE years ago, but that has been massively scaled back. and after seeing some decent growth there since entering the airport in 2009, even southwest now appears to be scaling back a bit at MKE, recently cutting service to laguardia and boston next year.
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