Midwest Express ends partnership with Elite Airways, files lawsuit against them

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Airline Midwest Express announced Monday, March 9, they've ended their partnership with Elite Airways. Midwest Express filed a lawsuit against Elite, saying they breached agreement. 

According to a news release, Midwest Express and Elite Airways had partnered to launch flying operations for Midwest Express, while Midwest Express pursues its own airline operating certificate and aircraft.

The release says, although Midwest Express is discontinuing its partnership with Elite Airways, Midwest Express president Greg Aretakis says the airline’s plan continues to move forward with a goal of delivering non-stop flights with exceptional customer service.

“We are in substantial discussions with other airline operators to bring back non-stop service to Milwaukee,” Aretakis added. “We have received a tremendous amount of support from the business community and former passengers who tell us that they need better options for air travel in Milwaukee; and we intend to deliver it.”

Midwest Express is continuing fundraising efforts. 

A date has not yet been set for the start of service.

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