Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proud to announce that Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), has been included on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Industrial User Honor Roll for 2017, marking the fifth consecutive year that MKE has received the designation.
The designation was given due to Mitchell Airport’s efforts to protect the environment while contributing to the economic vitality of the region. No violations were identified were identified at MKE, as the Airport was in full compliance for the entire calendar year.
“Mitchell Airport’s terminal is the most visited building in Wisconsin, and it’s important to us to operate in an environmentally-friendly manner,” County Executive Chris Abele said. “From our newly-remodeled Baggage Claim featuring a green roof, to our smart lighting systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures, to our compressed natural gas shuttle buses, MKE really is on the forefront of Milwaukee County’s sustainability and conservation efforts.”
MMSD’s letter congratulating the Airport indicated that MKE’s “diligent compliance with environmental standards helps us meet our goals and helps to preserve Lake Michigan and other area waterways for future generations to enjoy.”
Mitchell Airport offers nonstop flights to 48 destinations coast-to-coast, and 160 international destinations are available from Milwaukee with just one connection. MKE is served by Alaska, Air Canada, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, OneJet, Southwest, United, and Volaris.
General Mitchell International Airport is owned by Milwaukee County and operated by the Department of Transportation, Airport Division, under the policy direction of the Milwaukee County Executive and the County Board of Supervisors. The Airport is entirely funded by user fees; no property tax dollars are used for the Airport’s capital improvements or for its day-to-day operation.
Source:- Mitchell International Airport