Southwest Airlines on Sunday started service to Milwaukee, while the city's longtime airline leader prepared for a major change. Southwest will operate 12 nonstop flights from Milwaukee on its Boeing 737 aircraft. Meanwhile, Midwest Airlines said Monday would mark its final Milwaukee flights with Boeing 717 aircraft operated by original Midwest crews. Parent company Republic Airways plans to serve Milwaukee with more fuel-efficient planes such as the Embraer 190 and Airbus 319.

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