Well-placed with excellent public transport options that go as far as Chicago, General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is a convenient travel hub for many Midwest destinations. It is located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee although many travelers use it as an alternative to O’Hare and Midway airports to access Chicago.
One of the most popular flights from General Mitchell International is to Minneapolis and there are frequent flights to General Mitchell International Airport from Atlanta, Denver, New York’s La Guardia Airport, Las Vegas, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, Washington DC and Chicago. While most of its traffic is domestic, there are also some flights to destinations in Canada and Mexico.
General Mitchell is a compact airport, but mercifully there is an abundance of seating in the waiting areas. The friendly atmosphere extends to live music over the Christmas vacations, so the 10 million or so passengers who pass through the airport every year start their breaks with a bit of Midwestern hospitality.