Milwaukee General Mitchell MKE Airport Overview

Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport MKE serves the greater area of the City of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin, as well & parts of Northern Illinois.  Itis now one of the Nation's most affordable larger airports, and considered by many travelers to be a welcome alternative to Chicago's O'Hare & Midway airports. It prides itself as being one of the most family-friendly airports.

MKE Airport is only a few miles south of the central business district of Milwaukee - the home of Miller beer and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. MKE is accessible from the North-South Freeway  (I-94 / Route 41) connecting to the north to I-43 & I-894.

ONGOING ROAD CONSTRUCTION:  Of the 35-mile reconstruction of I-94 - scheduled for completion in 2021 - only a third of it has been completed so far.  It is important that prior to leaving for the airport, you check for re-routings and/or closures by visiting this site:
    1. If you are heading to the Airport via I-43/94 from downtown and points north of it, you NOW need to use Howard Avenue and follow the detour to Howell Avenue. Those coming from Milwaukee should use I-794 as alternate route.  For more information on the 35-mile reconstruction of I-94 between 2009-2016, visit:
    3. Passenger pickup/dropoff: Due to the Baggage Claim Renovation Project, the baggage claim roadway is closed to all but shuttles & buses. It is strongly suggested that you park in the Hourly garage where the first hour of parking is free.  The project will be completed by 2015.

With five runways and over 6.5M passengers a year, General Mitchell International Airport is served by major airlines offering nonstop flights to all of major Airports around the U.S. & to Toronto, Canada, with connections around the world. Charter flights to Mexico & the Caribbean are also available. 

General Mitchell International has two passenger terminals - the International Arrivals & the Main Terminal.

Current and future Airport developments:  Ongoing work on the baggage claim renovation project will conclude by 2015.

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