American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, US Airways and United all fly regularly out of Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport. One Jet, Frontier, Alaska Airlines and Air Canada also fly out of General Mitchell Airport. Charter companies that fly out of Milwaukee include Apple Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Gran-Aire and Landmark Aviation.
United and American Airlines offer a regular direct service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, while Southwest and Delta offer regular direct flights to Minneapolis. US Airways offers direct service to Charlotte, South Carolina. A printable flight schedule, as well as an interactive flight map and timetable of all available flights out of Milwaukee, are available on the General Mitchell Airport's webpage.
Generall Mitchell Airport started out as Hamilton Airport in 1920, founded by Milwaukee business owner and aviator Thomas Hamilton. In 1926, the airport was bought by the county and made into the Milwaukee County Airport. The named was changed to General Mitchell Airport in 1941, in honor of U.S. Army Air Service General Billy Mitchell.
The airport covers 2,180 acres and offers three different concourses. In 2008, it ranked as the fourth best airport in the nation on a Conde Nast Traveler poll that focused on attributes such as safety, food, location and design.