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MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that free Wi-Fi at General Mitchell International Airport has been extended from 20 minutes to one hour to provide a better passenger experience at MKE.

“More free Wi-Fi is one of the most frequent requests we receive from passengers, and I commend the Airport team for working hard to expand our partnership with Boingo and upgrade this complimentary service,” County Executive Abele said. “Sixty minutes of our fast and secure free Wi-Fi will be a big hit with travelers looking to check their email, get the latest sports scores, or book their next trip while they’re here at MKE!”

Some more fun ways to use your expanded free Wi-Fi:

Watch this otter-ly adorable video of otters holding hands (because who doesn’t love these guys?):

Find out where to go #beergardening:

Check out some great photos and videos from the country’s largest LGBTQ+ PrideFest, Milwaukee Pride!:

Listen to Radio Milwaukee:

Follow Milwaukee County Parks on Instagram to learn how to #mkethemost of your time in Milwaukee:

Get real-time information on Milwaukee County Transit System buses:

Watch an episode of Wisconsin Foodie:

Find out what’s happening around town by visiting:

See what’s on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum:

Watch live video of the penguins, Amur tigers, jaguars, and more animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo:

Boingo Wi-Fi has been named “Best Wi-Fi Service” seven times by Global Traveler magazine. The extended service is available now to all travelers at MKE. Simply set your laptop or mobile device to “Boingo Hotspot” and follow the prompts for the complimentary 60 minutes.

“Wi-Fi is the No. 1 requested travel amenity as consumers have growing appetites for streaming and sharing,” said Dawn Callahan, Boingo’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Whether using MKE as a mobile office or keeping the family entertained before takeoff, Boingo’s fast, free Wi-Fi has you covered.”

The Wi-Fi announcement is the latest in a series of positive announcements about MKE in recent weeks. Alaska Airlines launched a new nonstop route to Portland, Oregon earlier this week, and Southwest Airlines recently announced new nonstop routes to Cleveland and Nashville. Passenger traffic in April was more than ten percent higher than April 2016, and international traffic is up 18% so far this year, compared to the same period the previous year.

Mitchell Airport offers nonstop flights to 40 destinations coast-to-coast – many on full-size mainline aircraft – and 160 international destinations are available from Milwaukee with just one connection. MKE is served by Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, OneJet, Southwest, United, and Volaris. The complete list of nonstop cities can be found at

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.

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