MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OFFERS NEW SERVICE TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN
CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the
addition of new air service from Chicago Midway to Northern Michigan by Public
Charters, Inc. through its Jet Purple Airways brand.
Jet Purple Airways now offers 10 weekly flights between Midway International Airport
and Manistee County Blacker Airport in Manistee, Michigan. The service began on
Thursday, May 24, 2012.
This new service is enabled via a two-year federal subsidy through the U.S. Department
of Transportation’s Essential Air Service program to provide air service to rural
“We are pleased to welcome Jet Purple’s service at Midway International Airport,” said
CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. “Offering additional regional air service for
travelers is one of many ways we are fulfilling Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s overall vision to
grow Chicago’s competitive position as transportation leader and increase tourism to our
With the addition of Manistee, Michigan, Public Charters, Inc. now operates flights to
eight destinations in the U.S., including Trenton, New Jersey; Bedford, Massachusetts
and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Public Charters, Inc. has offered Chicago Midway private charter service to Cincinnati
since 2010. The Michigan service is the first scheduled commercial service for this
company in Chicago.
Midway International is one of the country’s fastest-growing airports, with passenger
traffic up seven percent in 2011 and is up 5.2 percent year to date through March 2012.
Nearly 18 million passengers traveled through Midway in 2011.
For more information about Public Charters, Inc, please visit www.publiccharters.com
MIDWAY SERVICE TO MANISTEE
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is selfsupporting,
using no local or state tax dollars for
operations or capital improvements at O’Hare and Midway
Together, Chicago’s airports generate more than $45
billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs
for the region.
Please visit www.flychicago.com
more about the Chicago Department of Aviation.
– Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S.
Andolino (center); Public Charters President James Gallagher (right) and Chief
Marketing Officer Adam Blumenkranz (left) prepare to cut the ribbon at the ticket counter
for Public Charters’ Jet Purple Airways service from Midway International Airport to
Manistee County Blacker Airport. The airlines’ inaugural flights started on May 24, 2012.