Midwest Airlines Launches Madison to Kansas City Nonstop Route

July 09, 2007
Sharyn Wisniewski (608) 661-6485

Midwest Airlines representatives joined airport officials at Dane County Regional Airport today (7/09/07), handing out Midwest’s signature baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies to passengers in honor of Midwest’s new nonstop route from Madison to Kansas City. The twice daily service, on a 50-seat regional jet, gets passengers to Kansas City in one hour and fifteen minutes, with Midwest's trademark chocolate chip cookies offered during the flight. Flights depart Madison at 6:55 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. In addition to the convenience of nonstop service to Kansas City, the new route offers new connecting opportunities to the west coast, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego and Seattle. Kansas City becomes the 16th nonstop destination available from Dane County Regional Airport. Dane County Regional Airport Commission Chair Bill White said, “Madison and Kansas City have great business synergies.” He pointed particularly to American Family Insurance, one of Dane County’s top employers, which has a regional office in St. Joseph Missouri, near Kansas City, with employees regularly traveling the route. # # # Cutlines for two photos attached: Lindsay Wadleigh, left, of San Diego and Barbara Wadleigh, right, of Madison, enjoy Midwest Airlines’ signature chocolate chip cookies, with Midwest representative Todd O’Leary, before Lindsay boarded the new nonstop flight to Kansas City, enroute back to San Diego. Enjoying Midwest Airlines’ signature baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies at the launch of nonstop flights from Dane County Regional Airport to Kansas City are (l to r) Bill White, chair, Dane County Regional Airport Commission, Bradley Livingston, airport director, and Midwest Airlines representatives Chris Magulski, general manager – sales, Andrew Aschebrenner and Todd O’Leary, regional sales managers.