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Great Lakes Airlines is an American regional airline operating domestic scheduled and charter services. Corporate headquarters are 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 carrier now only operates to 21 cities under its own brand. 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 includes Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, Beechcraft Beech 1900D Airliner, Beechcraft 1900D Airline 9 Seat. Great Lake Airlines flies 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. Great Lakes Airlines serves 13 of its 21 destinations through the Essential Air Service program, and is the largest Essential Air Service provider in the United States.


Great Lakes Airlines serves 13 of its 21 destinations through the Essential Air Service program, and is the largest Essential Air Service provider in the United States. For each ticketed passenger we will accept 2 pieces maximum of checked luggage free of charge. First bag has a maximum weight of 50 pounds and second bag of 50 pounds. One personal item is also allowed to be taken on the plane. It must fit underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin (20” length x 15” width x 11” height). If the personal item does not fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment it will be gate checked.


 Route Map 





Popular Routes



Denver     Pueblo



Minneapolis     Jamestown



Los Angeles    Visalia



Phoenix    Silver City 



The Fleet


Embraer  EMB 120 Brasilia






Beechcraft Beech 1900D Airliner






Beechcraft Beech 1900D Airliner 9 Seat




Denver International Airport

HUB Airport


The airport is the main hub for Frontier Airlines and Great Lakes Airlines. Airlines that fly from and to Denver International Airport include AirCanada, Southwest Airlines, United and Lufthansa. 





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Flights on Great Lakes Airlines Great Lakes Airlines operate a fleet of 35 aircraft including 6 Embraer EMB 120 Brasilias and 29 Beechcraft 1900D's , this makes them the world's largest operator of this aircraft type. The airline uses Government subsidies as part of the Essential Air Services programme to connect up to 60 rural communities which otherwise may not have regular air services plus codeshare agreements with larger carriers. All scheduled flights are operated under the Great Lakes Airlines marketing identity in conjunction with codeshare agreements with United Airlines and Frontier Airlines at their Denver, Phoenix, and Billings hubs. Codeshare agreement with only United at their Kansas City and Ontario hubs; and only Frontier at their Albuquerque hub. The company also operates a hub in Milwaukee. Regional US Flights with Great Lakes Airlines

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