Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Midwest Airlines Demise Not An Image Killer For Milwaukee

Thea's been talk that the folding of Midwest Airlines into Frontier by Republic hurts Milwaukee's image.

I disagree.

For one thing, the Midwest brand had been on fumes for a while, with some signature perks long gone.

For another, Air Tran and Frontier will bring more people here, including plenty of folks who never knew the former Midwest was founded and had hubbed in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee can be home to green energy generation by Johnson Controls, a center of US high-speed rail manufacturing, wind-turbine and urban ag, thanks to Will Allen and Growing Power.

Businesses come and go; Milwaukee will survive the grounding of Midwest Airlines.

1 comment:

Dave Reid said...

Agreed. I thought that article about it was pretty odd.