Great Lakes Airlines (Cheyenne) for years has been honoring its destinations by placing designs and logos on the tail surfaces of its Beech 1900D fleet to promote the destinations they serve under the Essential Air Service (EAS) subsidiary. The latest is to promote and honor Pierre, South Dakota.
Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Beech (Raytheon) 1900D N201GL (msn UE-201) stops at Chadron, NE with the special tail design.
Great Lakes Airlines’ (Cheyenne) Beech 1900 landing gear collapsed yesterday (May 17) after landing while taxiing to the gate at Denver after operating flight 150 from Pueblo. There were nine passengers and two pilots on board.
Great Lakes Slide Show: CLICK HERE
Great Lakes Route Map (despite the name, the airline does not fly anywhere near the Great Lakes any more):
Great Lakes Airlines (Cheyenne) has decided it will not pursue Essential Air Service (EAS) flights in four Arkansas cities (El Dorado, Harrison, Hot Springs and Jonesboro). The company has decided to also not serve Jackson, TN and Owensboro, KY. Great Lakes was due to replace Mesa Airlines in Arkansas which pulled out in June 2008. EAS flights are subsidized service to remote U.S. cities usually providing the only service to these communities. The contract will be rebid. Is EAS service dead in the United States?