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Air Wisconsin, is a regional airline based in the United States. Its headquarters are in Wisconsin but its main hub is at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and flies to more than 30 destinations within North America, primarily focussing on domestic flights within the US. Today, the airline operates exclusively as United Express, which is the regional branch of United Airlines.

The airline was founded in 1965 as an independent commuter airline that connected Appleton (Wisconsin) with Chicago, using its own brand and aircraft. In the mid-1980s, the airline became one of the first partners of United Express and dropped its own branding to begin operating flights on behalf of United Express exclusively. In the years following, Air Wisconsin stopped flying on behalf of United Express and instead flew as US Airways Express for US Airways. When US Airways Express became a regional carrier for American Eagle, Air Wisconsin flew on behalf of American Eagle for a brief time. In 2018, Air Wisconsin stopped flying for US Airways Express and American Eagle and came full circle when it partnered back with United and United Express, which it still operates on behalf of today.

Baggage Policy

When flying on Air Wisconsin with United, the baggage allowances is that of United.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are allowed one carry-on bag, which must fit within the dimensions 22 x 35 x 56cm.

In addition, passengers are allowed one personal item measuring a maximum of 22 x 25 x 43cm.

Passengers travelling basic economy are only permitted the personal item, not the carry-on bag.

Checked Baggage

United Economy passengers are permitted 23kg of luggage.

All other passengers (United Business, United First, United Polaris first class and United Polaris business class) are allowed 32kg of checked baggage.

Cabin Classes

Economy class is Air Wisconsin's only cabin class.

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

Economy Class facilities are basic but substantial. Service is carried out by the airline's friendly welcoming cabin-crew, who are professionally trained to serve the needs of each passenger.

There may be in-flight magazines for entertainment. However, this isn't guaranteed on every flight.

Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation. Seats are comfortable and give ample room. All seats throughout the aircraft are the same, except for those in the emergency and front row, as they give extra legroom.


Air Wisconsin have check in available both online or at the airport and the times at which it opens and closes will vary depending on whether you're flying domestically or internationally.

Online Check-in

Passengers flying with Air Wisconsin under the United can check-in online via the United website, found on the United Airlines page.

Airport Check-in

Alternatively, passengers can check-in for their flights at the airport check-in desk. For international flights, passengers must check-in at least 60 minutes before departure time. For domestic flights, passengers with baggage must check-in at least 45 minutes before departure, or 30 minutes if no baggage.

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Destinations that Air Wisconsin flies to

Under the United Express brand, Air Wisconsin flies to many destinations across the US, including Chicago, Evansville, Cedar Rapids, Louisville, Saginaw, Lincoln, Asheville, Dayton, Tulsa, Charlottesville, Milwaukee, Appleton and more.

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Hub Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

As United Express, Air Wisconsin’s hub airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Also known as O’Hare, O’Hare Airport or Chicago O’Hare, this airport is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The airport first opened in 1944 but now has 7 runways which handles nearly over 80 million passengers and 1.9 million tonnes of cargo.


Air Wisconsin airlines has a history of over 50 years in the aviation business, coming from two aircraft of De Havilland Dove, operating services on its larger fleet consisting of 65 aircraft including a Canadair Regional Jet.