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Lakeshore Express suspends operations

Lake Express Aviation (Pontiac, Michigan), which started scheduled passenger services between Pontiac and Chicago Midway on June 6, 2013 with four roundtrips, has suspended operations. Flights were operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter (Pontiac) using 30-seat SAAB 340B aircraft . The airline also operated between Chicago (Midway) and Pellston, Michigan which began in June 2011.

Yesterday, the CEO issued this statement (no April’s Fool joke):

Dear Lakeshore Customers:

As we look forward to serving you this 2014 summer season and beyond, we are going to take a short break. At this time, Lakeshore is cancelling all future flights. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause; however, we are looking to establish a relationship with a new operating partner in order to restart service to our customers in the near future.

Full refunds will be granted for any existing reservations. Please feel free to contact us at any time by email (customerservice@lakeshoreexpress.com) regarding questions or concerns. We are building a stronger Lakeshore Express to serve you in the future!

Thank you,
Greg Stallkamp
Lakeshore Express

Copyright Photo: KenPetersen/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 340B N9CJ (msn 224) was operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter.

Lakeshore Express Tails (LE)(LR)

Lakeshore Express to operate from Pontiac to Chicago Midway starting on June 6

Lakeshore Express Aviation is moving its base from Chicago (Midway) (MDW) to Pontiac, Michigan (Oakland County International Airport) (PTK) near Detroit. The charter airline will start scheduled passenger services between Pontiac and Chicago Midway on June 6 with four roundtrips per week according to the carrier’s website. The flights will depart from the Atlantic Aviation facility at MDW on the south side. Flights will depart from the private terminal at PTK on the southwest side of the airport.

Flights are operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter (Pontiac) using this 30-seat SAAB 340B. A service between Chicago (Midway) and Pellston, Michigan began in June 2011.

The current schedule between Chicago (Midway) and Pellston:

Lakeshore Express schedule

Top Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen. Formerly operated by Colgan Air, SAAB 340B N9CJ (msn 224) is now painted in the colors of Lakeshore Express.

Lakeshore Express SAAB 340B over Chicago

Lakeshore Express logo