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Midwest Announces Extensive Schedule Enhancements

Midwest Airlines today
announced extensive enhancements to its Kansas City flight schedule,
including new nonstop service, increased frequency in existing markets and
additional year-round service in markets that are currently seasonal. Today’s announcement is part of a series of product and service
enhancements focusing on customer value and convenience that America’s
top- rated carrier is launching throughout 2005. These enhancements
provide passengers with better schedules and better connections, while
reinforcing the importance of its Kansas City hub.

Six markets from Kansas City will benefit from the schedule enhancements,
which are effective May 1:

New Nonstop Service—Kansas City-Boston, 1 daily roundtrip flight;—
Kansas City-Los Angeles, 2 daily roundtrip flights Increased Frequency—
Kansas City-Milwaukee, increasing to 6 daily roundtrip flights;—Kansas
City-New York La Guardia, increasing to 3 daily roundtrip flights Service
Changing from Seasonal to Year-round—Kansas City-Ft. Lauderdale, 1
daily roundtrip flight;—Kansas City-New Orleans, 2 daily roundtrip

Additionally, service between Kansas City and Orange County, California
will be discontinued beginning May 1. Passengers holding tickets for
travel to or from Orange County after April 30 will be contacted by the
airline and reaccommodated on other flights, including the airline’s new
nonstop service between Kansas City and Los Angeles.

The new Midwest Airlines flights will operate as Midwest Airlines
Signature Service, which provides business travelers with the comfort and
space they need to work or relax, according to Scott R. Dickson, senior
vice president and chief marketing officer. From Kansas City, Signature
Service is offered exclusively on new Boeing 717 jet aircraft—featuring
two-by-two seating comfort, extra legroom, and newly designed Recaro seats
with adjustable headrests and footrests. The airline’s trademark
baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies are offered on most flights.


He pointed out that the change from seasonal to year-round service between
Kansas City and both Ft. Lauderdale and New Orleans was the result of
customer requests. Midwest is the only airline offering nonstop service on
the routes.

“We are fully committed to offering a superior, value-driven product that
gives travelers a reason to choose us over the competition,” Dickson said.
“We’ve already seen strong customer response to our more aggressive
pricing strategy and continued focus on customer service excellence,
resulting in record advance bookings for March and April. With today’s
announcement, we now offer great service and customer-friendly schedules
to all of the cities we serve from Kansas City.”