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2008-07-12 15:00:18

By TOM DAYKIN The corporate parent of Midwest Airlines appears headed toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the head of the company's pilots union said Friday. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Midwest Airlines chapter, reached that conclusion based on the company's response to the union's proposal on possible wage cuts. In a statement issued to chapter members, Schnedorf said Midwest Air Group Inc., the airline's corporate parent, is not bargaining in good...

2008-07-12 03:00:21

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--The corporate parent of Midwest Airlines appears headed toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the head of the company's pilots union said Friday. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Midwest Airlines chapter, reached that conclusion based on the company's response to the union's proposal on possible wage cuts. In a statement issued to chapter members, Schnedorf said Midwest Air Group Inc., the airline's...

2008-07-04 00:00:19

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) - Midwest Air Group Inc. is cutting pay for many employees, including its chief executive, who announced Wednesday he would take a 40 percent pay cut. The airline must make changes as it continues to try to absorb rising costs, such as fuel, Tim Hoeksema told employees in a memo. He said the company needs to cut back because its costs are much greater than others its size. "Our best choice is to fix this disparity so our costs better match our...

2008-07-03 15:00:28

By TOM DAYKIN The chief executive officer of Midwest Air Group Inc. says he's taking a 40% pay cut as part of the company's restructuring, a plan that includes demands for even deeper pay cuts from union pilots and flight attendants. CEO Timothy Hoeksema made that statement in a memo sent Wednesday to employees of Midwest Air, which operates Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect. The carrier, battered by record-high fuel prices, hopes to restructure its finances and become a smaller,...

2008-07-03 03:00:21

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 3--The chief executive officer of Midwest Air Group Inc. says he's taking a 40% pay cut as part of the company's restructuring, a plan that includes demands for even deeper pay cuts from union pilots and flight attendants. CEO Timothy Hoeksema made that statement in a memo sent Wednesday to employees of Midwest Air, which operates Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect. The carrier, battered by record-high fuel prices, hopes to restructure its...

2008-06-26 15:00:00

By TOM DAYKIN Midwest Airlines plans to cut its fleet by nearly half, lay off hundreds of employees and negotiate pay cuts of up to 65% from union pilots and flight attendants to avoid a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, union officials said Wednesday. Those moves, including service reductions from Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport, are in the works as Midwest executives work to create a restructuring plan within 30 days -- racing to get a plan created before the airline runs short...

2008-06-26 03:00:00

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 26--Midwest Airlines plans to cut its fleet by nearly half, lay off hundreds of employees and negotiate pay cuts of up to 65% from union pilots and flight attendants to avoid a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, union officials said Wednesday. Those moves, including service reductions from Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport, are in the works as Midwest executives work to create a restructuring plan within 30 days -- racing to get a plan...

2008-06-21 09:00:32

By Randolph Heaster, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 21--Amid soaring fuel costs and mounting losses for the airline industry, Midwest Airlines will retire 12 of its older planes in the fall, about a one-third reduction of its fleet. Midwest, the second-busiest carrier at Kansas City International Airport, told its employees Friday that the removal of its gas-guzzling McDonnell Douglas MD-80s will be part of the restructuring, said Michael Brophy, an airline spokesman at its Milwaukee...

2007-05-16 12:00:27

MILWAUKEE, May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Midwest Air Group, Inc. , parent company of Midwest Airlines, today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and mailed to shareholders its definitive proxy statement. The proxy statement includes formal notice of the company's 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, as well as instructions for shareholders to vote on the re-election of three directors to the company's board. Accompanying the proxy statement mailed to shareholders was the...


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