Great Lakes Loses Partnership With Frontier

Aug 12, 2014

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Great Lakes Airlines will be losing a partnership with the national Frontier Airlines. That’s the latest in a series of setbacks Wyoming’s only airline has suffered recently.

Under the partnership, Frontier has been marketing and selling tickets for Great Lakes. That practice, called “code sharing,” will come to an end.

Riverton airport manager Paul Griffin says the change means people flying Great Lakes are going to have more to worry about when they transfer to Frontier.

“It is going to be an inconvenience because when you get to Denver from Riverton then you are going to have to get your bags from the conveyer belt and go back to ticketing recheck your bags and go through security again.”

Great Lakes Airlines suffered a high number of flight delays and cancellations following a federal ruling that increased the minimum number of flight hours a new pilot needed last year.

But Griffin says that, in recent months, the airline has improved dramatically.

Great Lakes loss of its code sharing program was revealed in a recent Federal filing.