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Airline prepping to land in Omaha and travel the midwest

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 16:40:40-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An airline, located in Milwaukee, unveiled a plan to fly planes non-stop to several locations throughout the Midwest including Omaha.

In a partnership with Elite Airways, Midwest Express says they will be offering flights to Cincinnati, Omaha, and Grand Rapids initially.

The company started in Milwaukee but over the years it was bought out and merged with several other airlines around the country. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says he's ready to see Midwest Express return to its roots.

“Providing non-stop flights to key business destinations fills an important niche, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Midwest Express back home,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “We are all excited that travelers can now access these important midwestern markets nonstop from our hometown airport of MKE.”

Elite Airways will help Midwest Express in a number of ways as they get the program up and running such as their booking system and flight operations. Midwest Express hopes to expand and take on more of the day-to-day operations as the program grows though.

“Today is a monumental day in our efforts to return Midwest Express to the air as Milwaukee’s hometown brand,” said Greg Aretakis, president of Midwest Express. “We received input from many local businesses regarding their travel needs and this feedback factored into our choice of initial destinations.”

They say the program is expected to launch by the end of the year.