By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 17, 2021 at 10:34 AM

United Airlines has announced the addition of daily nonstop service between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) beginning July 1.

The flights join an ever-growing list of additional airlines and routes being added at Mitchell.

United will also add nonstops to Portland, Maine; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Pensacola, Florida, beginning Memorial Day weekend.

“These new flights to Washington Dulles give Milwaukee travelers better access to Washington, DC and eastern Virginia as well as dozens of new domestic and international flight connections from United’s Dulles hub,” said Airport Director Brian Dranzik.

“It’s been many years since Dulles was served nonstop from MKE, and it’s great that United is continuing to expand from our hometown airport.”

The United flights will operate daily, leaving Milwaukee at 6:55 a.m. and landing at Dulles at 9:50 a.m. Return flights depart Dulles at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at MKE at 6:40 p.m.

Tickets for all flights are now on sale at united.com and on the airline’s mobile app.                    

"As we rebuild our schedule to meet customer demand this summer, we are adding service on routes we haven’t operated before like between Washington D.C. and Milwaukee starting in July,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of domestic planning and scheduling at United.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.