Milwaukee, Wisconsin is accessible via the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). The airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers and wheelchairs may be taken to the gate and aircraft door. All airlines provide services for the disabled at in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Air Carrier Access Act.
MKE consists of three concourses, all housed in a single terminal. Two concourses are presently used, C and D, with E currently closed for renovations and the relocation of U.S. Customs & Border Protection to the concourse.
Each of America’s “big three” legacy airlines serve Milwaukee Airport, in addition to numerous smaller and budget carriers.
I have compiled a list of airlines and their associated concourses for you here. Your airline and ticket will have the most up-to-date information on your flight’s concourse and gate assignments.
- Concourse C: Air Canada Express, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, United Express
- Concourse D: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, OneJet
- Concourse E: Formerly United Express – currently closed for renovation.
Disability assistance services should be requested through your airline. Airport bathrooms are outfitted with wheelchair accessible stalls. More information is available on the airport website at www.mitchellairport.com.
Transportation to/from MKE Airport
The Milwaukee County Transit Authority offers wheelchair accessible city bus service to/from the airport. The Green Line bus and route #80 are the buses which pick-up travelers at the airport.
Amtrak operates a train station at General Mitchell Airport. The Hiawatha service, a route connecting Milwaukee with Chicago, can get you to downtown Milwaukee in under 10 minutes.
More information on riding the city bus on Amtrak with a wheelchair is available in the Milwaukee Public Transportation Guide.
If you require public transportation to/from the airport, read my article on wheelchair taxis in Milwaukee. While there are presently no standard cabs with wheelchair ramps, you can hire a non-emergency medical transportation provider. Contact details for those companies are available at the preceding link – reservations should be made well in advance.