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About Great Lakes Airlines

Great Lakes Airlines was an American regional airline operating domestic scheduled and charter services. Its corporate headquarters were located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a hub at Denver International Airport. Great Lakes Airlines was a large United Express feeder carrier through the 1990s decade operating to over 100 cities. The airline was established by Doug Voss and Ivan Simpson and started operations on April 5, 1977. It began scheduled services on October 12, 1981, with flights between Spencer, Iowa, and Des Moines, Iowa. In February 1988, Great Lakes acquired Alliance Airlines, adding six cities around Lake Michigan to the route network. In the following years it continued to expand with routes mainly concentrated around a hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.


Great Lake Airlines' fleet included Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, Beechcraft Beech 1900D Airliner, Beechcraft 1900D Airline 9 Seat.


Great Lake Airlines flew to the following destinations: Arizona, California, Cortez, Alamosa, Denver, Pueblo, Dodge City, Liberal, Salina, Minneapolis, Thief River, Kearney, McCook, North Platte, Scottsbluff, Farmington, Huron and Pierre. The airline served 13 of its 21 destinations through the Essential Air Service programme and is the largest Essential Air Service provider in the United States.

Great Lakes Airlines Baggage

Carry-on Baggage

For each ticketed passenger Great Lakes Airlines accepted 2 pieces maximum of checked luggage free of charge. The first bag has a maximum weight of 22kg. One personal item is also allowed to be taken on the plane that fits under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. If the personal item does not fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment it will be gate checked.

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Great Lakes Popular Routes

Denver dark grey plane icon Pueblo

Minneapolis dark grey plane icon Jamestown

Los Angeles dark grey plane icon Visalia

Phoenix dark grey plane icon Silver City