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 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.

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