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Midwest Upgrades Minneapolis/St. Paul

Midwest Airlines today announced that it is continuing to meet the needs of Minnesota travelers
by upgrading service on all of its nonstop Minneapolis/St. Paul flights.  In
less than six months, the airline will have upgraded all aircraft serving the
market from regional jets to the exclusive use of its Signature Service on new
Boeing 717s.  Using larger aircraft responds to the growing customer demand
the airline has experienced since it began serving Minneapolis/St. Paul in
2002.  The upgrade will take effect October 1.“We’re pleased that Minnesota travelers are enjoying the level of service
that earned us our reputation as ‘The best care in the air,’” said Scott R.
Dickson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.  “The tremendous
customer growth we’ve been experiencing tells us that upgrading all of our
Minneapolis/St. Paul service to larger aircraft is what our customers in that
market want.  So, in a matter of months, we’re giving them a 175% increase in
available seats on Midwest Airlines.”
  The upgrade means the airline will offer Minnesota passengers the
convenience and comfort of Midwest Airlines Signature Service from the newly
expanded Humphrey Terminal on five nonstop flights each weekday to Milwaukee,
where they can make quick connections to 40 destinations nationwide.  Midwest
Airlines Signature Service, offered on Midwest’s new Boeing 717 aircraft,
features two-by-two wide leather seats with extra legroom and adjustable
headrests and footrests.  The airline’s trademark baked-onboard chocolate chip
cookies are offered on afternoon and evening flights.