Great Lakes AirlinesGreat Lakes Aviation is the former name for Great Lakes Airlines. Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it is a regional airline that operates scheduled and charter domestic flights. Its main base is Cheyenne Regional Airport, but it also has hubs at Denver International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and Albuquerque International Sunport.
Great Lakes Airlines began operations in April 1977, and in October 1981, it began scheduled services with flights between Spencer, Iowa and Des Moines, Iowa. In February 1988, Great Lakes Airlines acquired Alliance Airlines and added six cities in the area around Lake Michigan to the route network. In began to expand in the later years, and in 1992, a codesharing agreement was signed with United Airlines. It began operating under the Midway Connection banner at Raleigh/Durham through a marketing agreement between Great Lakes Airlines and Midway Airlines, but that only lasted until 1997. The status with United Express became that of a codeshare agreement in 2001, and on May 1st of that year, it became in independent carrier.
Great Lakes Airline has code sharing agreements with both United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. The airline has suffered many financial setbacks since the events of September 11, 2001 and is heavily subsidized by the state of Wyoming because it is the only carrier serving six of the ten commercial airports in Wyoming.
For those who may be thinking of Great Lakes Airlines jobs, you may want to consider the fact that Great Lakes Airline salary for pilots is lower than that of any other regional airline. Of course, there is a benefit in the fact that you are not making away for long periods, and if that is of more importance to you than the salary, then you will be quite happy working as a pilot for a regional carrier.
By visiting Great Lakes Airlines website, you can view the Great Lakes Airlines flight schedule online so that you can view the schedule of departures first in order to find out which one best suits your needs. It saves the extra step of trying to book a flight only to fight out that the arrival time does meet your needs.