August 29, 2016

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 […]

Great Lakes reports losses

Great Lakes Airlines, the sole commercial carrier servicing Cortez, soars across blue skies in the red. Servicing 30 airports across nine states, the Cheyenne-based regional airline reported a total net loss of more than $4.2 million at the close of the first quarter this year, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission report. Company […]

Great Lakes Airlines to leave N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota by the end of the month after serving the state for more than two decades. The Wyoming-based regional airline announced last week that it was suspending service to Dickinson and Williston. In January, it pulled out of Devils Lake and Jamestown. Read the complete […]

Great Lakes suspending more commercial flights

McCOOK, Neb. – Great Lakes Airlines will suspend its flights to and from McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport in southwestern Nebraska next month. Commercial air service will be suspended effective April 1 through April 27, Great Lakes Airlines announced Wednesday (March 12). The airline currently offers flights from McCook to Denver and back. Read the […]

Great Lakes Airlines ending service at 2 Iowa airports

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Great Lakes Airlines will end Minneapolis flights from Fort Dodge, the only commercial airline service available at the north-central Iowa airport. The company said it also is suspending service to Mason City in northern Iowa and in Devils Lake and Jamestown, N.D.; Ironwood, Mich.; and Thief River Falls, Minn. The airline […]

FAA proposes fines against Southwest, Great Lakes

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Monday proposed fining Southwest Airlines $325,000, saying the Dallas-based airline operated a plane that had improper modifications. The U.S. agency alleged in a statement that the incident, from August 2011, involved the faulty installation of a switch on a Boeing 717 that allows crews to test the plane’s windshield […]

The little airline that could, but didn’t

If you already read the Aug. 15 article titled “Great Lakes Faces Shortage of Pilots” that was written by James Chilton and published in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, you may be interested in a broader view of the story. In response to Great Lakes’ far-flung exertions across the western United States to garner public support […]