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MKE Airfield Update Newsletter
September 2017

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Thank you for reading the  MKE Airfield Update! This newsletter is intended to keep  you up-­to-­date on airfield construction projects, regular maintenance, and  special events that could impact the standard flow of arriving or  departing air traffic.

There are still some major airfield construction projects remaining this fall, along with regular airfield maintenance:
  • The main east-west runway used by commercial airlines, Runway 7R/25L, will be closed for pavement work from early September through mid-October. This could result in a change in aircraft overflight activity in surrounding neighborhoods.
     
  • Two runways that primarily serve smaller General Aviation aircraft will be closed this fall.  Runway 1R/19L will be closed from mid-September through mid-October.  Runway 13/31 will be closed from mid-October though late November. The map below has more details.
     
  • There will also be intermittent closures during daytime hours for regular maintenance work. Runways generally remain open during nights and weekends.
     
  • This year's runway construction at Timmerman Airport, the General Aviation reliever airport located on Milwaukee's northwest side, is complete.
Many new nonstop routes are in the works for MKE! So far in 2017, airlines have added ten new dots to the MKE route map. The newest airline to enter the Milwaukee market is Allegiant, which will offer new nonstop service to Arizona and four destinations in Florida beginning this fall. These new routes provide low-cost options for vacation travelers from our area.

Stars & Stripes Honor Flights at MKE are currently scheduled for September 16, October 14, and November 4. It's a festive atmosphere in the terminal as family and friends welcome veterans home after visiting war memorials in Washington, DC. We thank these veterans for putting their lives on the line to defend our freedoms.

Thank you for reading about the latest airfield happenings at MKE. If you are not on our mailing list, click the "Subscribe" button at the end of this newsletter. Please share with your neighbors; perhaps they would like to receive this newsletter as well.

Enjoy the upcoming fall colors!
MKE Runway Layout

Runway 7R/25L
Closed from early September through mid-October.

Runway 1L/19R
Open.

Runway 1R/19L
Closed from mid-September through mid-October.

Runway 13/31
Closed mid-October through late November.

Runway 7L/25R
Open.
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