The Midwest Express will finally begin service at the end of the year after signing an agreement with Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways LLC.
The airline will begin non-stop flight service from its home base, Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport.
"This agreement with Elite Airways is a key step to bringing much-needed nonstop service back to Milwaukee," said Greg Aretakis, president of Midwest Express.
Elite Airways will operate the initial aircraft and provide flight crews and maintenance service, but Midwest Express will establish its own reservations system, customer service and in-flight amenities to support the new flights.
"Our aircraft and top-notch crew will provide the experience and service that Midwest Express passengers can and should expect,and we're excited to work together with Midwest Express as it progresses with its launch and ongoing business plans," said John Pearsall, president of Elite Airways.
The focus of the initial routes and flight times will be based on business community needs. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.