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Midwest Air Group Reports August Performance

September 8, 2008

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Midwest Air Group, Inc. today reported August performance data for Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect.

                Midwest Air Group, Inc. - Performance Report                                                 Eight Months Ended                          August                     August 31,                  2008   2007  % Change        2008    2007     % Change   Midwest Air    Group   Scheduled    Service    Revenue    Passenger    Miles    (000s)      355,741 463,874 (23.3)     3,060,021 3,250,991    (5.9)   Scheduled    Service    Available    Seat    Miles    (000s)      459,367 565,646 (18.8)     4,032,441 4,065,208    (0.8)   Total    Available    Seat    Miles    (000s)      462,024 567,130 (18.5)     4,063,758 4,091,261    (0.7)   Load    Factor (%)     77.4%   82.0% (4.6) pts.     75.9%     80.0%   (4.1) pts.   Number of    Flights       7,990  11,029 (27.6)        72,085    78,313    (8.0)    Midwest Airlines    Operations   Origin &    Destination    Passengers  282,082 349,620 (19.3)     2,371,391 2,670,645   (11.2)   Scheduled    Service    Revenue    Passenger    Miles    (000s)      310,451 400,333 (22.5)     2,640,289 2,963,358   (10.9)   Scheduled    Service    Available    Seat Miles    (000s)      390,766 480,422 (18.7)     3,388,876 3,662,674    (7.5)   Total    Available    Seat Miles    (000s)      393,423 481,906 (18.4)     3,420,193 3,688,727    (7.3)   Load    Factor (%)     79.4%   83.3% (3.9) pts.     77.9%     80.9%   (3.0) pts.   Average    Passenger    Trip Length    (miles)       1,101   1,145  (3.9)         1,113     1,110     0.3   Number of    Flights       3,915   4,689 (16.5)        33,357    37,713   (11.6)    Midwest Connect    Operations   Origin &    Destination    Passengers  112,495 148,351 (24.2)       997,671   775,335    28.7   Scheduled    Service    Revenue    Passenger    Miles (000s) 45,290  63,541 (28.7)       419,732   287,633    45.9   Scheduled    Service    Available    Seat    Miles    (000s)       68,601  85,224 (19.5)       643,565   402,534    59.9   Total    Available    Seat    Miles (000s) 68,601  85,224 (19.5)       643,565   402,534    59.9   Load    Factor (%)     66.0%   74.6% (8.6) pts.     65.2%     71.5%   (6.3) pts.   Average    Passenger    Trip    Length (miles)  403     428  (6.0)           421       371    13.4   Number of    Flights       4,075   6,340 (35.7)        38,728    40,600    (4.6)    Note: All statistics exclude charter operations except total available         seat miles. Numbers may not recalculate due to rounding.     

Midwest Airlines features jet service throughout the United States, including Milwaukee’s most daily nonstop flights and best schedule to major destinations. Catering to business travelers and discerning leisure travelers, the airline earned its reputation as “The best care in the air” by providing passengers with impeccable service and onboard amenities at competitive fares. More information is available at http://www.midwestairlines.com/.

Midwest Air Group, Inc.

CONTACT: Michael Brophy of Midwest Air Group, Inc., Office,+1-414-570-4206, Mobile, +1-414-721-1411, Michael.Brophy@midwestairlines.com

Web site: http://www.midwestairlines.com/




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