Midwest Express to fly again by year's end

The Wisconsin airline with the former slogan “The Best Care in The Air” is planning to fly again by the end of the year. Midwest Express announced that it signed an agreement with Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways LLC to begin nonstop flight service from Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.

“We identified Elite Airways as a well-suited partner due to its extensive operating experience, high-quality customer service approach, and exemplary safety record,” said Greg Aretakis, president of Midwest Express, in a release.

In August 2017, Fox Valley businessman Curt Drumm vowed to bring Wisconsin’s own Midwest Express Airlines back to the state. The airline, which for years was known for its two-by-two leather seats and chocolate chip cookies baked on board, was purchased by Republic Airlines in 2009 and merged into Frontier Airlines a year later.

No destinations have been announced for the revived company, but initial routes and flight times will be based on business community needs. More details will be announced in coming weeks. Rumor has it the warm, chocolate chip cookies will also be making a comeback.