December 1, 2015

Great Lakes plans flight changes


PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The Denver flight connection that made a brief return to the Prescott Airport this past summer will go away again, effective Dec. 2. Great Lakes Airlines plans to eliminate its connection between Prescott and Denver next month, and replace it with a twice-weekly flight to Phoenix, according to Station Manager Kathy DeFreitas. [...]

New incentive program for Great Lakes Airline pilots


Following discussions with Transportation Division representatives of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union (SMART TD), Great Lakes Airlines has agreed to implement a Captain Incentive Plan (CIP); an annual calendar year program which pays a cash incentive to eligible pilots each calendar quarter. Intended to retain existing captain qualified pilots and provide [...]

Great Lakes asks FAA for more plane seats


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Passengers who fly Great Lakes Airlines could see a big change if the Federal Aviation Administration approves a request from the Cheyenne-based regional carrier. Officials at Great Lakes Airlines want all 19 passenger seats aboard their Beechcraft 1900D turboprops available for use. Only nine passenger seats are available on each aircraft now. [...]

Great Lakes to offer flights between Pueblo and Denver


Great Lakes Airlines will begin six-day-a-week air service between Pueblo and Denver International Airport on Sunday. The airline will operate single flights Sunday through Friday using a twin-turboprop, 30-passenger Embraer 120 airplane with a flight attendant. The service will not operate on Saturdays, Pueblo airport officials said. Read more from The Pueblo Chieftan.

Great Lakes Airlines defaults on loan


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Great Lakes Aviation has defaulted on a $27.5 million loan with Callidus Capital Corp., according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of the default, the lending company has the right to “take possession of substantially all” of Great Lakes’ assets, an SEC document dated Aug. [...]

Great Lakes Airlines adds Denver connection


Great Lakes Airlines will resume its service from the Prescott Municipal Airport to Denver, via Farmington, New Mexico, effective Saturday, Aug. 1. Read more from The Daily Courier.  Pilots and flight attendants of Great Lakes Airlines are members of SMART TD Local 40 of Denver.

Flights from Pueblo to DIA on hold pending new carrier


Pueblo will temporarily lose passenger air service to Denver starting next week while waiting for a successor to be named to current operator SkyWest Airlines.  The last SkyWest/United Express flights between Pueblo Memorial Airport and Denver International Airport will take place June 3, city aviation director Mark Lovin said Tuesday.  The service interruption could last [...]

Great Lakes Airlines ending service to Sheridan, Wyo.


SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Great Lakes Airlines cited “reasons beyond our control” in a letter announcing it would terminate air service at Sheridan County Airport on March 31. Airport Manager John Stopka received the notice of termination on Monday. Stopka said the termination of air service by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., which operates as Great Lakes Airlines, [...]

Keep flying, DOT tells Great Lakes

KEARNEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an order to Great Lakes Airlines to extend its service at Kearney Regional Airport while Kearney waits for federal approval of the airline to replace Great Lakes. The order, issued Wednesday, also sets temporary rates for Great Lakes to continue providing Essential Air Service at the [...]

GLA pilots land deal after years in holding pattern


After nearly three years of mediation with Great Lakes Airlines in conjunction with the National Mediation Board, SMART Transportation Division-represented airline pilots employed by the company have finally reached an agreement with the carrier. Following several requests by the pilots’ local representatives to the NMB to be released from mediation, the affected pilots and SMART [...]