Midwest Airlines CFO Plans Departure

Midwest Express Holdings, Inc. today announced that Robert Bahlman, the
airline`s senior vice president, chief financial officer and controller,
has advised the company that he plans to leave the company in mid-February
2004. Bahlman has been with the airline since 1988 and has served as its
CFO since 1996. Before joining the company, he worked for Kimberly-Clark
Corporation, the one-time parent company of Midwest Airlines.

“After 15 years at Midwest Airlines, Bob has indicated that he plans to
take a well-deserved break and focus his attentions on his personal life
and family,” said Timothy E. Hoeksema, Midwest Airlines chairman and chief
executive officer. “He has made a tremendous contribution to our company,
having seen it through years of growth and prosperity, as well as the more
recent financially trying times that have affected our industry. We will
miss his considerable expertise and are grateful for the outstanding
leadership he provided.”
“This was very hard decision to make,” added Bahlman. “Midwest Airlines
truly allowed me to grow professionally. I have had the opportunity to
work with many wonderful people and appreciate the knowledge I have gained
through the years. Also, while the steps the company has taken during the
last nine months have been challenging and difficult, the company`s
success in implementing its plans allows me to move forward with comfort.”
Bahlman said he has no immediate career plans but will move to Tulsa,
Okla., where his wife is a facility manager for Kimberly-Clark.

Hoeksema said that a national search for Bahlman`s replacement has already
begun. He added that Bahlman will assist in finding his replacement and
will remain with the company until mid-February to ensure a smooth
year-end closing and transition to new financial leadership.

Midwest Airlines features nonstop jet service to major destinations
throughout the United States. Skyway Airlines, Inc.—its wholly owned
subsidiary—operates Midwest Connect, which offers connections to
Midwest Airlines as well as point-to-point service between select markets
on regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Together, the airlines offer
service to 50 cities. More information is available at

Midwest Airlines editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire