Milwaukee General Mitchell (MKE) Airport
Milwaukee General Mitchell MKE Airport Overview
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: plan94.org.
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: www.plan94.org.
3. Passenger pickup/dropoff: Due to the Baggage Claim Renovation Project until summer 2015, 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.
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: While the first phase of renovations was completed September 2014, ongoing work on the baggage claim renovation project will conclude by summer 2015. A rebuilt terminal interior & exterior with larger windows & skylights providing natural light, terrazzo flooring & new glass canopy over the vehicle roadway enhances passenger experience & attracts more airlines & destinations.