Agreement will bring Midwest Express back to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The return of Midwest Express Airline to Milwaukee is one step closer. 

The company announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Elite Airways to start flight service from Mitchell International Airport. 

The announcement does not say when the service will start and promises details in the "coming weeks." 

Elite Airways will provide the initial aircraft, flight crews and maintenance service for Midwest Express, and Midwest Express will establish its own reservations system, customer service operations, and in-flight amenities to support the new flights.

All public-facing customer interaction, including the branding on the planes, will be Midwest Express. In addition to providing flight operations, Elite will work in tandem with Midwest to complete regulatory and operational steps for Midwest to obtain its own airline operating certificate.

The original Midwest Express, based in Milwaukee, launched in the mid-1980s and was well known for its service and signature chocolate chip cookies served during flights. 

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