United Airlines adds nonstop service from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- United Airlines announced it will add daily nonstop service between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) beginning Thursday, July 1.

United Airlines made the announcement on Monday, May 17.

The new flights will operate seven days a week, departing Milwaukee at 6:55 a.m. and arriving in Washington Dulles at 9:50 a.m. The return flights depart Washington at 5:30 p.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 6:40 p.m. 

These new flights to Washington Dulles give Milwaukee travelers better access to Washington, DC and eastern Virginia as well as dozens of new domestic and international flight connections from United’s Dulles hub,” Airport Director Brian Dranzik said. “It’s been many years since Dulles was served nonstop from MKE, and it’s great that United is continuing to expand from our hometown airport.”

Officials say the new service follows United's recent announcement of new nonstop weekend flights from Milwaukee to popular coastal and beach destinations.

"As we rebuild our schedule to meet customer demand this summer, we are adding service on routes we haven’t operated before like between Washington D.C. and Milwaukee starting in July,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of domestic planning and scheduling at United. “We are also excited to give customers traveling from Milwaukee nonstop access to Portland, ME; Myrtle Beach, SC; Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; and Pensacola, FL on United beginning this Memorial Day weekend."

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