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Midwest Express to add flights from KCI

August 22, 2002

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— Midwest Express is adding service to three more cities from Kansas City International Airport.

Beginning Nov. 10, Midwest Express will fly two daily nonstops to Austin, Tex., and two daily nonstops to Newark, N.J., the Milwaukee-based airline announced this week. It will also add a seasonal nonstop flight from Kansas City to Fort Myers, Fla., from Dec. 18 through late April.

The new flights will give Midwest Express 27 daily departures from Kansas City to 12 cities.

The airline is the third carrier to add service at Kansas City since Vanguard Airlines shut down on July 30, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Midwest has hired 24 former Vanguard employees to help staff its Kansas City operations, and more could be hired as the new flights are added, said Timothy Hoeksema, Midwest Express's chairman and chief executive officer.

Midwest Express currently employs nearly 200 people in the Kansas City area.

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