Midwest Express Passengers Traveling to and From 15 Midwestern Cities Benefit From New Codeshare Arrangement

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Midwest Express Airlines

    MILWAUKEE, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Express Airlines recently
 marked the successful launch of its newest codeshare program, which provides
 passengers with connecting service between Midwest Express' nationwide
 destinations and 15 Midwestern cities via Kansas City.
     Under the codeshare arrangement, which went into effect beginning March
 28, Midwest Express provides service to or from Kansas City, Mo., while Air
 Midwest (a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group operating as US Airways Express)
 provides service between Kansas City and the 15 cities involved in the
 codeshare.  Passengers can book their entire flight on a single Midwest
 Express ticket, often reflecting a better fare and connections than could be
 accomplished on two unaffiliated airlines.
     Cities served by the codeshare include Fayetteville and Little Rock, Ark.;
 Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays,
 Manhattan, Salina, Topeka and Wichita, Kan.; Springfield, Mo.; and Lincoln and
 Omaha, Neb.  Midwest Express offers nonstop service between Kansas City and
 Boston; Des Moines, Iowa; Milwaukee; New Orleans; New York La Guardia; San
 Antonio; Washington Dulles; and Washington National.
     "This codeshare allows us to offer Midwest Express passengers convenient
 connections to additional Midwestern destinations, and to serve travelers who
 might not otherwise have the opportunity to fly on us," pointed out Timothy E.
 Hoeksema, chairman and chief executive officer of Midwest Express.  Midwest
 Express pledged to develop a regional air service network in and out of Kansas
 City when it named the city its third base of operations late last year.
     "We are delighted to have this opportunity with Midwest Express," said
 Jonathan Ornstein, chairman and chief executive officer of Mesa Air Group.
 "Midwest Express has a well deserved reputation for providing outstanding
 service, which we are excited to be able to extend to the communities we
 serve."
     Both the Midwest Express and US Airways Express/Air Midwest segments carry
 the Midwest Express YX designator code and earn Midwest Express Frequent Flyer
 mileage credit -- either 500 Frequent Flyer miles or the actual miles flown
 per segment, whichever is greater.  Additionally, Frequent Flyer miles can be
 redeemed for awards that include codeshare flights.
     Midwest Express Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   MEH) is the holding company for
 Midwest Express Airlines, a premium-service airline headquartered in
 Milwaukee.  Catering primarily to business travelers since taking to the skies
 in 1984, the airline known as "the best care in the air" has earned its
 reputation providing passengers with personal attention, two-across wide
 leather seats, fine food served on china with complimentary wine or champagne,
 and baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies on luncheon flights -- all at
 competitive fares.  Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure and the Zagat Airline
 Survey recognize Midwest Express as the best airline in the United States.
     Midwest Express Airlines features primarily nonstop service to major
 destinations throughout the United States.  Astral Aviation, Inc. -- its
 wholly owned subsidiary -- operates Skyway Airlines, The Midwest Express
 Connection, which offers connections to Midwest Express as well as
 point-to-point service between select markets.  Together, the airlines fly to
 49 cities.  More information is available at http://www.midwestexpress.com
 
 

SOURCE Midwest Express Airlines
    MILWAUKEE, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Express Airlines recently
 marked the successful launch of its newest codeshare program, which provides
 passengers with connecting service between Midwest Express' nationwide
 destinations and 15 Midwestern cities via Kansas City.
     Under the codeshare arrangement, which went into effect beginning March
 28, Midwest Express provides service to or from Kansas City, Mo., while Air
 Midwest (a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group operating as US Airways Express)
 provides service between Kansas City and the 15 cities involved in the
 codeshare.  Passengers can book their entire flight on a single Midwest
 Express ticket, often reflecting a better fare and connections than could be
 accomplished on two unaffiliated airlines.
     Cities served by the codeshare include Fayetteville and Little Rock, Ark.;
 Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays,
 Manhattan, Salina, Topeka and Wichita, Kan.; Springfield, Mo.; and Lincoln and
 Omaha, Neb.  Midwest Express offers nonstop service between Kansas City and
 Boston; Des Moines, Iowa; Milwaukee; New Orleans; New York La Guardia; San
 Antonio; Washington Dulles; and Washington National.
     "This codeshare allows us to offer Midwest Express passengers convenient
 connections to additional Midwestern destinations, and to serve travelers who
 might not otherwise have the opportunity to fly on us," pointed out Timothy E.
 Hoeksema, chairman and chief executive officer of Midwest Express.  Midwest
 Express pledged to develop a regional air service network in and out of Kansas
 City when it named the city its third base of operations late last year.
     "We are delighted to have this opportunity with Midwest Express," said
 Jonathan Ornstein, chairman and chief executive officer of Mesa Air Group.
 "Midwest Express has a well deserved reputation for providing outstanding
 service, which we are excited to be able to extend to the communities we
 serve."
     Both the Midwest Express and US Airways Express/Air Midwest segments carry
 the Midwest Express YX designator code and earn Midwest Express Frequent Flyer
 mileage credit -- either 500 Frequent Flyer miles or the actual miles flown
 per segment, whichever is greater.  Additionally, Frequent Flyer miles can be
 redeemed for awards that include codeshare flights.
     Midwest Express Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   MEH) is the holding company for
 Midwest Express Airlines, a premium-service airline headquartered in
 Milwaukee.  Catering primarily to business travelers since taking to the skies
 in 1984, the airline known as "the best care in the air" has earned its
 reputation providing passengers with personal attention, two-across wide
 leather seats, fine food served on china with complimentary wine or champagne,
 and baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies on luncheon flights -- all at
 competitive fares.  Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure and the Zagat Airline
 Survey recognize Midwest Express as the best airline in the United States.
     Midwest Express Airlines features primarily nonstop service to major
 destinations throughout the United States.  Astral Aviation, Inc. -- its
 wholly owned subsidiary -- operates Skyway Airlines, The Midwest Express
 Connection, which offers connections to Midwest Express as well as
 point-to-point service between select markets.  Together, the airlines fly to
 49 cities.  More information is available at http://www.midwestexpress.com
 
 SOURCE  Midwest Express Airlines