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May traffic figures released for Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect.

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Midwest Air Group Inc has reported traffic figures for May 2008 for its subsidiaries Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect.

Midwest Airlines' passenger traffic decreased by 11.2% in May while its scheduled capacity was down 11.6%. The load factor improved slightly year-on-year, from 80.7% to 81.1%.

For Midwest Connect, passenger traffic grew 55.8% compared to May 2007. The airline's capacity was increased by 57.8% over the same period. This resulted in the load factor dropping from 71.7% to 70.8%.

Midwest Air Group's combined figures show a 5.2% fall in passenger traffic and a 4.7% decrease in scheduled capacity. The overall load factor stood at 79.4% for May, which is a decline of 0.5 percentage points compared with 79.9% in May last year.

The group operated a total of 8,654 flights in May 2008, down 13.1% from 9,955 in the same month a year ago.

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