Fourth Quarter 2013 Average Airfares $67 Less Than O'Hare, $38 Less Than National Average

The latest study from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) continues to offer passengers lower average air fares than Chicago's O'Hare or the national average.

"Mitchell International Airport continues to be the top alternative to Chicago's O'Hare Airport not only in service and convenience, but also in cost savings," explained Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. "On average, Mitchell Airport airfares were $67 less than O'Hare. Couple that with parking savings of $67.50 for an average three day stay in covered, long term parking, and travelers know MKE is a bargain."

"MKE is the only airport in Wisconsin or Illinois with service from all of the major domestic carriers. Mitchell's lower fares, combined with its ease of use and lower parking costs, continue to draw passengers from throughout northern Illinois," says Terry Blue, Interim Airport Director.

MKE's route map features nonstop service to 36 destinations (five seasonal), including Boston, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Southwest is the largest carrier at Mitchell Airport, and its flights can only be found at Southwest.com. MKE is also served by Delta, United, US Airways, American, AirTran, Frontier, and Air Canada. International charter service is available seasonally via Funjet Vacations and Apple Vacations to six destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

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