Great Lakes to provide flights to Salina, Kan.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Great Lakes Airlines to provide Essential Air Service Program flights from the Salina Regional Airport to the Denver International Airport. Great Lakes will provide Salina area residents and businesses with nonstop service in 30 seat Embraer Brasilia regional airliner. The new flights are scheduled to start on April 1, 2016. Doug Voss, Great Lakes chairman and CEO commented that “we are looking forward to providing Salina passengers access to the Denver hub that offers nonstop, connecting flights to over 180 destinations. Our code share partnership with United Airlines will make ticketing easy and convenient.” Improvements to the passenger screening and seating areas at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal are underway in order to better accommodate Denver flights. The improvements will enable Great Lakes to offer passengers easy check-in and a remodeled boarding area. Salina Airport Authority board chairman, Mike Hoppock stated that “Denver flights will benefit area businesses and colleges who need to bring visitors and students to Salina from across the nation. The terminal building improvements will benefit both local residents and visitors to our community.” The USDOT selection can be found at www.salinaairport.com.