Mitchell International introduces new campaign encouraging travelers to fly out from MKE

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Mitchell International Airport introduced a new campaign series Monday, aiming to educate local travelers about the importance of starting their flights from Milwaukee. 

According to a press release, the airport's recent economic impact study shows that if Milwaukeeans choose to depart from MKE over a Chicago airport, we could add new flights, hundreds of new jobs, and more than $200 million annually to Wisconsin's economy. 

"MKE not only connects communities and businesses to the moments and markets that matter most around the world, it helps us fuel the connectivity, tourism and economic impact across the county," said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. "As we ramp up our efforts to build an even better-connected travel hub, you help us add new gates, expand amenities and improve service for travelers from curb to gate."

"More flights, more jobs and more money into our community will happen when we all choose to begin every flight from MKE," Airport Director Brian Dranzik added. "Connect to the world by air from MKE, not by car to ORD. Bypassing our hometown airport costs us all a lot more than we realize."

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