WPR News
8:56 am
Thu July 3, 2008

Great Lakes Aviation Takes on Montana Essential Air Contract

Helena, MT – A Wyoming-based airline plans to renew
Essential Air Service to Lewistown, Miles City and Sidney in early September.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has given Great Lakes Aviation permission to change the hub from Billings to Denver for
those flights.

Great Lakes, of Cheyenne, Wyo., is taking over the EAS contract held by Big Sky Airlines before it ended operations on March 8.

The Department of Transportation said it expects service to resume in Havre, Glasgow, Wolf Point and Glendive soon. DOT says the hub for those flights must remain in Billings.

The federal contract for service to all seven cities is $8.2 million per year.