Midwest Air cuts service to 11 cities
Rising fuel costs have forced Midwest Air to reduce air service considerably. The airline had served 47 cities in January, and is now down to 32, grounding a third of its fleet.
The Midwest Air Group will cut daily flights to 11 United States cities including Baltimore, San Diego, St. Louis and two Florida destinations as the carrier grounds a third of its fleet to counter soaring fuel costs.
Midwest will stop flying on Sept. 8 to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers in Florida, as well as to San Diego, the company said in a statement on Sunday. The airline will keep its service to Los Angeles and Seattle, though passengers will travel through Kansas City, Mo., as they do on its San Francisco route, the company said.
Eight more cities, including Baltimore, Hartford, St. Louis, San Antonio and Louisville, Ky., would be dropped from its Midwest Connect regional jet service after Sept. 8, Midwest said.
The airline also says it will no longer offer daily flights to Orlando, Fla., from Milwaukee, though it will fly passengers there from October to April.