Milwaukee, September 13, 2007 - SkyTrax, an air transport research and advisory company based in London, has named Midwest Airlines (Amex: MEH) Best Regional Airline North America in its 2007 World Airline Awards®. The awards are based on results from the company's World Airline Survey, conducted between August 2006 and June 2007. The survey measures 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction for an airline's product and service. More than 14 million responses worldwide were tabulated.
The World's Best Airlines Awards regional category refers to domestic or international flights within a specific region of the world. A complete list of award-winning airlines in the category includes:
Midwest Airlines - North America
South African Airways - Africa
Bangkok Airways - Asia
Qantas - Australasia
Air Dolomiti - Europe
Emirates - Middle East
LAN - South America
Copa Airlines - Central America
Asiana - Northern Asia
Jet Airways - India/Central Asia
Bangkok Airways - Southeast Asia
Only one other U.S. airline was recognized with an award -- JetBlue for Best Low-cost Airline North America. More information about SkyTrax, the World Airline Survey methodology and a complete listing of award winners can be found at www.worldairlineawards.com/.
Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee's most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Catering to business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, the airline earned its reputation as "The best care in the air" by providing passengers with impeccable service and onboard amenities at competitive fares. Both Skyway Airlines, Inc. -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines -- and SkyWest Airlines, Inc. operate as Midwest Connect and offer service to and connections through Midwest Airlines' hubs. Together, the airlines offer service to 53 cities. More information is available at www.midwestairlines.com/.