Midwest Connect was the brand name for the regional airline service of Midwest Airlines, rather than a certificated airline carrier. Skyway Airlines was the sole operator of Midwest Connect since its inception in 1989, until SkyWest Airlines began additional Midwest Connect service on April 1, 2007. SkyWest took over all Midwest Connect operations following Skyway's shutdown of operations on April 5, 2008. In October, 2008, Republic Airlines also began operating for Midwest Connect. On November 3, 2009 the Embraer 170 and Embraer 190 operated by Republic Airlines were rebranded as Midwest Airlines operated by Republic Airlines. All Midwest Connect flights are currently operated by Chautauqua Airlines.
Midwest Connect currently flies to 17 destinations throughout the United States. It isn't currently listed, but Omaha is a focus city.
On January 16, 2008, Midwest Airlines announced that it will transition the operation of all Midwest Connect flights from Skyway Airlines to SkyWest Airlines. Skyway's last day of operations was April 5, 2008. Skyway Airlines continues today in an airport services role, providing Ramp and Dining Services operations for Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect, and Customer Service operations in Midwest Connect field stations.
As of August 2009, the Midwest Connect fleet includes 12 aircraft:
- All Midwest Connect aircraft feature leather seating, and jet aircraft feature freshly baked cookies on select routes.
Retired Fleet 
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