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Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Where is Milwaukee Mitchell Airport?  

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (IATA: MKE, ICAO: KMKE, FAA LID: MKE), officially Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport, also referred to as Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport, Milwaukee Mitchell Airport, or simply Milwaukee Airport, is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) south of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. MKE airport is named to honour General Billy Mitchell, who was raised in Milwaukee and is considered the father of the United States Air Force. Milwaukee Mitchell Airport is shared with the military.

In 2014, Milwaukee Mitchell Airport served 6,554,152 passengers.

Milwaukee Mitchell Airport is a popular alternate airport for residents of Chicago's northern suburbs, who prefer to use it over Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Airlines that fly to Milwaukee Mitchell Airport include Aeromexico, Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Express and US Airways.

Cities with flights to Milwaukee Mitchell Airport include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cancún, Chicago, Cozumel, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montego Bay, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto and Washington.


 Other Items of Interest at Milwaukee Mitchell Airport

Ground transport information is available at the information desk next to Baggage Claim Doors #2-3. The desk is operated by the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitor's Bureau (GMCVB), and includes information and schedules for most services. You can reach the information desk at (414) 747-4808.


Services provided at MKE Airport include:

  • 3 lactation pods
  • Ping pong tables
  • Renaissance Books (believed to be the world's first used book store in an airport)
  • USO lounge (open 08:00 - 20:00, 7 days a week) - near gate D30
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight (a non-profit museum) - concession level


Located nearby you will find:

  • A flight observation parking lot (you can listen to tower communications on your FM radio) - northern edge of airport property
  • Wisconsin historical marker giving the airport's history - new lot on 6th Street

Additional Milwaukee Mitchell Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 26 Jul 2023